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MICHAEL LIKES TO CLIMB
Love MBA! There was a question from Michael today about gear ratios. He had an old-school 3x with a 22×36 (3x is pretty awesome by the way). You said that a 30×50 would be the same, if not an easier, climbing ratio. Completely true—if he had the same wheel size. But, I just bet ol’ Mikey is sporting a 26-inch wheel on that 3x. His final drive, actual rubber to the road, will be easier than if his new 30×50 is on a 29er. The 29-inch wheel will make it a little harder on the climb than his 22×36. You guys rock.
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