Roadish bike? Hills? How do you deal with gearing?
Didn't see this issue on the thread list. Assuming you do NOT ride a MTB or hybrid, but have road bike bars, then
how do you deal with hills of 6, 7, 8%+?
How have you set up your gearing?
Just to get it started, my lowest gear is 26[front] x 27 [rear]. This is about 26 gear inches. But starting to get harder
on steeper hills. Am looking at maybe changing to a 12-34 cassette, which would drop GI to 21 inches. Not sure if that is enough. I'd rather not change front rings unless I really really have to.
So back to gearing question. For riding up hills without going to MTB's or Hybrids are there any gearing solutions
that work for road type of bikes?