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Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
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Originally Posted by veggie_lover
I just got a speedometer and am amazed I have been cycling in too high a gear for all these year. So I now shift at these speeds:
4 -> 5 - 16 mph
5 -> 6 - 20 mph
6 -> 7 - 24 mph
What cadence does this correspond to? Should I be trying to get even more speed out of each gear before I shift?
Sounds like a very fast
cadence. I never got over 26MPH on my old D7 and that was on a long, smooth downhill - per my GPS (Garmin Foretrex 101). My best on the flats was like 20MPH. If you are that strong a rider, you'd literally FLY
on a BF Pocket Rocket Pro.
Suggestion: Don't just change gears, change bikes!
(How accurate is the new speedo? Have you checked it yet?)
Last edited by Foldable Two; 08-19-08 at 12:01 PM.