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brifters with trekking crankset? low-Q trekking crankset with ramps & pins?
All of the bikes I'm looking at with low gearing for loaded touring use barcons.
[Surly Disc Trucker, Kona Sutra, Trek 520]
The Jamis Bosanova with a Salsa Vaya fork and 24/32/42 chainrings (from Salsa) looks interesting, but is marginal shifting with no ramps & pins going to become no shifting using a Tiagra triple brifter?
Am I missing something or are there no bikes that come with low-Q trekking crankset with ramps & pins? Trek & Kona are using MTB Shimano cranksets & Surly uses Andel which doesn't specify. While you can take a 130 or 110 / 74 "road triple" crankset and sub on small rings, the official "Hyperglide" ones aren't available small.
a crankset (perhaps the Sugino XD2 that Rivendell sells?) with a 24T granny and ramps and pins and a low Q factor. The photo shows a Tiagra derailleur, but who knows what's actuating it?