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Max Grade for Average Rider with Compact Double?
I'm in Colorado and I think the steepest public roads around here are around 12-13%. The steepest road I've ridden is I think about 17-18% (North Table Mountain). On that on my MTB I was in the lowest gear, but it was more than enough to make it up. What would you say the steepest grade would be that an average rider with a compact double would be able to climb up?