Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: st augustine fl
Bikes: 2006 Pinarello F4:13, all Sram Red 10, 2008 Specialized Tarmac, all Sram Force 22, Fuji Touring bike
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"Not sure what cassette comes on it but it is probably an SRAM 9 speed 12/26 (according to the Cannondale web site)."
Actually this is a ten speed cassette with the low gear being a 27. Perhaps my best way to go is, as you suggest, a cassette with a low of 32 but from appearance I will need to change the RD.
In Florida it is not like I can pop over to the local hill and try it out. I have been doing some bridge climbs from a dead stop to get a feeling for the low ratio but I'm sure it isn't the same.
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