do you guys not like having top end speed? I can't even tolerate how fast I spin out with a 32x11 or how much time I have to spend way down at the bottom of the cogset…I can't imagine how annoying a 28t singlering would be if you like going fast
I used to think this would be the case. But I don't miss the top end unless I'm on the road which almost never is the case. When I'm going fast enough to spin out on a trail, I just start pumping and playing around.
It was pointed out a few years ago while in the bike park when I used to run a 42T and pedal like crazy everywhere, that I was not going any faster than the guys following me who were not pedaling. So I stopped that nonsense and to my surprise I still went the same speed, and kept up with those guys just the same.
If you need evidence that pedaling at high speed doesn't make you go faster, just look to Aaron Gwin ;) Easy to dismiss that because he's a freak, but it's a sure sign that the pedaling version of you is not going to outpace the non pedaling version of you by much. But you'll probably have more fun ripping around with your pedals level once you're at max velocity.
And to answer the OP question, I'm running 30x10 on my trail bike and 36x10 on my DH bike.