thanks guys. I have 32 x 18 right now. Its stock but i wasnt sure what to try out when i upgrade.
While I've only ridden a singlespeed once, I would think that 32 x 18 is a much more appropriate gear for a 29er at Kettle. When I look at my 2:52:29 full monty on May 8, I see the following breakdown:
8:27 at speeds between 0 and 4 mph (including all moments when I was stopped)
37:11 at speeds between 4 and 8 mph
1:14:18 at speeds between 8 and 12 mph
41:12 at speeds between 12 and 16 mph
5:44 at speeds between 16 and 20 mph
0:23 at speeds in excess of 20 mph