9 foot uni gear ratio

This question is for all you who ride 9-foot and taller uni’s.

Should the gear ratio on a taller giraffe be the same as on…say a 5-footer?

I have a 5-footer and it rides nice, but I just can’t get my homebuilt 9-footer to feel the same. Should the ratio (or even the crank size) be different to accomodate the big height difference?



The answer to your question is yes. No reason to do it any differently. Of course we don’t know the ratio on your 5’ but let’s assume it’s 1:1 or nearly so.

Your 9’ will never ride like a 5’. It’s heaver, and it’s longer. That’s what you are feeling when you ride it. Vive la difference!