Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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I've got a stock PDG Series 5 which is poorly outfitted for hills, and I'd like to keep the short cage derailleur to preserve the original look of the bike.
I found that the HG70 cassette spans 13-26 which will give me a better low end for hills by 5 teeth over the stock cassette, but that still leaves me with a 39/53 up front, which is a still a bit tall for my taste.
I'd like to go with a 34/48 or 36/50 combo up front, but I'm not finding anything lower than a 39t ring for the 130 BCD stock cranks.
Do 130 BCD rings come as low as 34t or 36t, or will I need to swap out for a 110 BCD compact double?
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