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Old 01-18-07, 05:10 PM   #1
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Jamis Coda Elite gearing

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
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Old 01-18-07, 08:02 PM   #2
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Should be fine as is...
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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.
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Thanks for the replys guys.
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enjoy your Jamis!

I have the Coda Sport and Quest and enjoy both of them
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