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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:35 pm 
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fromtrektocolnago wrote:
One set i'm on a mid-compact and a 11-28 rear cassette. It may not be perfect in every situation but its the best compromise I can think of.


same here. seems to be the best combo for my fitness. yeah, at times, i wish i had a 30 in the back...but i don't have lengthy and steep climbs. short and steep is okay...but anything over 2 miles with a gradual steep grade, i'll have to reconsider.

i do have multiple chain rings that i could switch out, and i have an extra crank with a 50/34 ready to go that easier to swap that both chain rings in a pinch.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:54 pm 
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For RR: 53/39 if very fit/pro. 52/36 for most riding. 50/34 if very steep.

For TT: 55/44 if very fit/pro. 53/39 for most of us.

That's it. Choose scenario according to the above and stop worrying.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Shrike wrote:
Then I have the other problem - the 52x11 isn't enough for going uber fast, I mean like over 50mph, you can't put all your power down if trying to TT down a lovely long gradient with a tailwind.

Strava or it didn't happen :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:02 pm 
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wingguy wrote:
Shrike wrote:
Then I have the other problem - the 52x11 isn't enough for going uber fast, I mean like over 50mph, you can't put all your power down if trying to TT down a lovely long gradient with a tailwind.

Strava or it didn't happen :lol:


:shock:

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- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:19 pm 
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PM and I'll send Strava for the upper speed issue I'm having this evening :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:28 pm 
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wingguy wrote:
Shrike wrote:
Then I have the other problem - the 52x11 isn't enough for going uber fast, I mean like over 50mph, you can't put all your power down if trying to TT down a lovely long gradient with a tailwind.

Strava or it didn't happen :lol:


:D LOL. My Memorial Day ride took me over some of the same crazy fast downhills they ran on this year's ToC.
My tucked - undeniably wider body - earned me a time thirty seconds slower than what some of the race's Stravas showed over one 4-mile stretch.
40mph avg over that span, and I would've still spun out with a 53x11. (My gearing is 50/34 x 11-28.)

Yeah, changing chainrings is nice if you've got the time and patience.
Getting that DA9000 front derailleur dialed-in can give one fits.
Tucking works just fine in most instances, despite the assorted aches in my neck and arms. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Asteroid wrote:
:D LOL. My Memorial Day ride took me over some of the same crazy fast downhills they ran on this year's ToC.

Pretty sure Shrike doesn't ride in California :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Wrong question! Should be "how many bikes have you got?"

Yours is a classic case of nor having the right tool for the job (ride) at hand.

Google "n+1" 8)


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