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What size single chainring?

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by Spunger, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Spunger

    Spunger Git yer dumb questions here

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    I am going to be using a 11-32 cassette, and a shimano 105 short rear derail. I was thinking of using a 36t up front but that's what I run on my DH bike. I just want to be able to ride around town and stuff or the BMX track without feeling like I've ran out of gear. If I go between a 32-36t I can get the E.13 STS, but if I want bigger I have to go the SRS. I haven't gotten one yet but was just curious what you guys that ride 4x/BMX/Urban on a MTB use for gearing.
     

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  2. ioscope

    ioscope Turbo Monkey

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    36, I run 32, it's too slow
    My dh is at 42, but I would like 40-38
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Yeah, I agree. 36 is prolly about right.
     
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    black noise Turbo Monkey

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    I run a 38 on my hardtail with a 12-27 roadie cassette and a 38 on my DHR with a 11-34. IMO, it's a good setup. A 38 gets you going as fast as you'd ever want to go, and I've never really had problems on the hills.

    I use a Gamut chainguide though. I'm not sure what the difference between a STS and SRS is, but I liked my SRS when I had it.
     
  5. Spunger

    Spunger Git yer dumb questions here

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    I'll run a 40t max bashguard and a 36t ring. Should work out fine with a 11-32 cassette. E.13 doesn't make anything smaller for a 4-bolt chain ring.

    SRS I guess are for 36t and smaller chain rings, SRS will do pretty much any range give then bashguard size. I managed to pick up a SRS pretty cheap so I'll use that. :)
     
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