Join Date: May 2006
Location: Perth Australia
Bikes: cannondale m500 mtb and Giant simple3 cruiser
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What rear sprocket to change to?
Hi all, Please note my newbie status :-)
I have just bought a giant simple 3 cruiser it has a nexus 3 speed on it and I want to know what size sprocket should I put on the rear to get the a similar feel in the hardest gear to peddle as in the hardest gear on my MTB?
On my MTB the hardest gear is when it is on the rear 11 tooth and the large front chainring (I've forgotten how many teeth on this one and I can't check now as I'm at work) I know the cruiser has 36 teeth on the front and 20 on the rear. We only have slight hills here and I don't use the easy to peddle gear, I have only used the middle gear once and I'm wishing the hardest gear was harder to peddle. So I would like to change it so that it feels similar to the last hardest 2 gears on my MTB.
So any advice on what size rear sprocket I should get would be greatly appreciated.