Cyclocross - CX bike gearing
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04-20-08, 10:04 PM
It looks like I will have a 38/46T chainring setup. What is a recommended
gearing for the cassette?
04-20-08, 10:38 PM
I run a 12/25 campy 10 with my 38/46.
04-21-08, 11:20 PM
I probably will be commuting, too. And, might go with a 9 speed.
04-22-08, 04:08 PM
I run 38/48 up front and am running 9 speed on my Major Jake. I often take it offroad on some SERIOUS climbing routes. For that, I run a common 11-32 MTB cassette. Amazingly, I can do this with my short cage ultegra rear der. For commuting, road riding and cross racing, I run a 12-26 out back.
04-22-08, 04:15 PM
try a 1x9 with 11-32 cassette and 42 t chain ring ?
04-22-08, 04:20 PM
I have a 46/36 with a 12-25 10spd SRAM setup. It gives me from ~38 gear inches to just over 100, which works pretty well for my commute.
48/38 with a 12/25 rear. 9-speed Campy/Shimano mishmash. haven't found anywhere i can't go yet.
but it's real flat here.
04-22-08, 09:16 PM
I have a 46/34 with 12/26 on my road wheels and 11/32 on my trail wheels.
04-23-08, 11:42 AM
I run a 46/38 and 12-27 10sp in the back. If I can't ride a hill with this, then I should be running.
48/38 with 11-25 The 48 is too high for most off-road use, so once i'm on the dirt I basically run it as 1 x 9. I'm thinking of going with an 11-30 cassette if I can find one, or an 11-32. I have 9 speed, so I'll just buy the cassette and see if my deailleur will shift it. If it doesn't I'll pick up an XT or something. The 11-25 would go back on for road and 'cross racing.
04-23-08, 02:40 PM
48/39, 11-34. XT mid-cage rear, Dura-Ace front, Dura-Ace bar ends. Works great.
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