Join Date: May 2008
Location: Burbank, CA
Bikes: Allez, SuperSix Evo
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I have considered switching to a road double, but i'm not ready to drop $200 on it. I only ever use the 42 and 52, which is noisy given the short chainline of this frame. The 30 is not used. The cassette is sram 12-26, so the 42/26 combo gives me 42.5 gear inches. I spend a lot of time in the 42, but wish it had the 11 cog, so I plan to put an 11-21 on the back.
My lowest gear will continue to be 42.5 gear inches (the 34/21 combo). Plus, I'll have a really useful range of 52.6 to 100.3 gear inches when in the 42. Perfect for the rollers around here. I'll also retain the 52 ring for flats and downhill.
Bonus: 16 tooth cog.
(thanks for the info about the Sakae !)
Last edited by f4rrest; 03-23-09 at 01:32 PM.