Alpine double

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meic
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Re: Alpine double

Postby meic » 6 Nov 2018, 10:26am

How any but the strongest of riders turn over 52 x11/13/14t top gears with a comfortable cadence is beyond me

Long, straight, hills with a good tailwind certainly help. :D :D 8)
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reohn2
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Re: Alpine double

Postby reohn2 » 6 Nov 2018, 5:11pm

meic wrote:
How any but the strongest of riders turn over 52 x11/13/14t top gears with a comfortable cadence is beyond me

Long, straight, hills with a good tailwind certainly help. :D :D 8)

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Re: Alpine double

Postby BigG » 7 Nov 2018, 8:07pm

Apologies to reohn2 - my mistake. However his gear gaps do not really get larger in the lower gears. The 15T/17T gap is identical to the 30T/34T one at the bottom end.

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Re: Alpine double

Postby reohn2 » 7 Nov 2018, 8:12pm

BigG wrote:Apologies to reohn2 - my mistake. However his gear gaps do not really get larger in the lower gears. The 15T/17T gap is identical to the 30T/34T one at the bottom end.

There's a difference between spinning out the 17t cog and changing up to the 15t, as opposed to grinding the 30t and changing down to the ease of the 34t :wink:
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