Switched up the gearing on the Surly Troll this afternoon. Since I recently converted the Pugsley back to gears, I have been searching for a dedicated SS for the woods. Then it hit me: Why the hell should I buy a new bike when it is absolutely unnecessary? I enjoy riding the Troll in the woods, so how about a trail friendly gearing? Yes please.
I was running a 38×20 gearing, to cover both road and trail duties. As of right now, I am annoyed at riding on pavement, so the gearing as it sits is at 32×20. A little lower than I usually run for a single speed in the dirt, but a little easier on the knees. The Troll has now entered Beast Mode.