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6 years 1 month ago #42537 by TJ_Zydel
TJ_Zydel replied the topic: Da Brook
I switched from standard 175mm cranks to 170mm based on my leg length and random knee pain. Now I have a smoother pedal flow and don't strike rocks. Crazy how a little bit changes things.

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6 years 1 month ago #42488 by Scottish
Scottish replied the topic: Re: Da Brook
crank length makes a difference as well. I didn't know it until I had both my bikes side by side that the single speed i had traded for had 180mm crank arms on it, and my other had 175mm. That made a lot more sense when i started hitting more roots with my pedals.I initially just thought the geometry of the 2 bikes was different. I hear most of the 29r SS are 32/18 - 32/20 range though

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6 years 1 month ago #42487 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Da Brook

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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6 years 1 month ago #42483 by woodi
woodi replied the topic: Re: Da Brook

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.

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6 years 1 month ago #42481 by CORNROCKET
CORNROCKET replied the topic: Re: Da Brook

TrailHunter wrote: Full rigid SS is the way to go. I'm on my 3rd season and have never had a mechanical issue on the trail, no squeaks, creeps, or peeps out of her.


Hey Trailhunter,

Are you on a 29" wheeled bike?
What gearing are you using for Da Brook?

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6 years 1 month ago #42479 by kb voodoo
kb voodoo replied the topic: Re: Da Brook

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!! :D

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