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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:58 am 
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Trying to decide on a groupset for the winter bike and decided I want to use it for climbing too, so want gear ratios to be easier than my main ride (52/36 x 11-28).

Saw a deal on a 105 with 50/34 x 11-25 but not sure if that makes it easier. Maybe about the same on the lowest gear?


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http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:28 am 
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36/28 ≈ 34/26.5
34/25 ≈ 36/26.5

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:32 am 
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Thanks guys, so it's easier but not by a lot. Not enough to justify buying that cassette would you say?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:37 am 
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sorry, 34/25 will be harder by 1 gear step compared to 36/28

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:28 am 
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You could just sell the 11-25 cassette that goes with the new groupset and buy a new 11-18 cassette.

It will maybe set you back 20 $.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:12 am 
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Shrike wrote:
Trying to decide on a groupset for the winter bike and decided I want to use it for climbing too, so want gear ratios to be easier than my main ride (52/36 x 11-28).

Saw a deal on a 105 with 50/34 x 11-25 but not sure if that makes it easier. Maybe about the same on the lowest gear?


You are aware, that there are countless gearcharts on the interweb, right?

https://www.google.dk/search?q=gearchar ... QQ_AUICCgB


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:20 pm 
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try http://www.ritzelrechner.de
It's in german, but easy to unterstand...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:10 pm 
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Just buy a new cassette. A new 105 11-28 cassette is $32 from Merlin.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:14 pm 
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ooo wrote:
sorry, 34/25 will be harder by 1 gear step compared to 36/28


Cheers, went for the 50/34 11-28 elsewhere. Bit pricier but ultimately cheaper/less hassle than getting a second cassette and eBaying the other.


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