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CORNROCKET wrote: What gearing are you using for Da Brook?
I use 32/17 on my 29er at the Brook though it does make the two or three steep ups a bit of a challenge. My bike came with 32/20 originally and I found that I barely had to stand up while riding there. 32/18 would probably work nice but IMO, don't go lower than 32/19.
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Sliders Guy wrote: The dry conditions have definitely changed the ride a bit. I switched to a small block Geax AKA tread a while back and it's helped but I still get an occasional spin out at the top of the steeper climbs. The dust acts like a lubricant on some of the smooth roots and hard packed surfaces. Momentum is definitely your friend these days.
I put a 29x2.2 AKA TNT on the back this summer too. Been a great tire in these conditions... I love the bzzzzzzzzip sound it makes when it does slip for a second but then just locks right back in. You can hear and feel it clawing away at things even when it's slipping.
TrailHunter wrote: Full rigid SS is the way to go.
After a ride at Hunters a few weeks ago, didn't you look over to me and say. "I need gears and rear suspension"??
Ha!! Burned you!!
The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...
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