Originally Posted by

**trail-rider**
I'm confused ... comparing compact and standard cranks, is the difference between the small gears (36.7 v. 42.1) bigger or smaller than the difference in the big gears (112.5 v. 119.3)? I know the difference in gear inches for the small chainring is about 5 and for the big about 7 gear inches, but I was wondering if the 5 gear inch difference on the small is more noticeable (maybe a greater percentage of something?) than the 7 gear inch difference on the large. I am thoroughly confused! Thanks!