Hi All, I just bought a Tern Link D8 and wanted input on gearing. I want to install a 12-34 kcnc cassette and a xtr med rear derailleur with a 53/39 crankset of some kind. (I am looking for something light). Would this be adequate gearing for the 20 inch wheels?
I also have a XTR tripple that I was going to take the granny gear off and just run it as a double, but the large gear is only 44 teeth.. Would the XTR 44/32 be too small? Or does anyone know if I would even be able to install it?
I plan to do light recreational riding. This is more of a build it toy...hee hee..
I've just ordered a rear derailleur hanger and front derailleur adapter from Thor in hopes to be able to install the XTR goodies..
Plans are also to install a titanium seat post, new lightweight specialized saddle, easton carbon handlebars, dura ace thumb shifters with Paul White adapters, alligator cables, and light weight foam grips. (had a bunch of goodies I was saving for a carbon hardtail I never built..)
It already has Kinetix Pro wheels and Kojak tires, and a alloy fork...
Please give me any advice possible, since I am at the planning stages, all if it can change..