Bicycle Mechanics - Jamis Coda Elite gearing
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I excepted the fact that I can't ride a bike with drop bars,so I bought a Jamis Coda Elite. I'll get it next friday. I'm concerned about the gearing on the bike and the guy said he would put anything I want on there. It has a 52/42/30 and 11-32 rear. Most of my riding is going to be flat land except when I go to the Texas hill country,which will be a few times a year.Do you think I should just leave it be or get maybe a 26/36/48 with the 11-32 in the rear. Any replys will be appreciated,thank, George
01-18-07, 08:02 PM
Should be fine as is...
01-18-07, 08:11 PM
I don't know about Texas hill country, but 30-34 has been adequate for the Blue Ridge in Virginia. If you do run gearing like that, you'll need a rear mech that can wrap a lot of chain, like an LX or a Deore 530. I bet most Shimano MTB mechs would cope though. I find that I almost exclusively use the 42 middle ring, and change only in exceptional circumstances. I think a 42 provides brilliant gearing for everyday use.
Thanks for the replys guys.
01-19-07, 08:19 AM
enjoy your Jamis!
I have the Coda Sport and Quest and enjoy both of them :)
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