I just found the perfect crank set :)
I read all about how spinning is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I even left my mtb with a 44t chain ring so I had to spin faster. Then I spotted a nice sram crankset with a 48t chain ring. I have 11-34 on the back. So I changed out the cranks, replaced the chain and rear sprockets with a fresh set they were worn out anyway. I have to say... I'm in love. I really love the power and range this particular crankset/sprocket set gives me. Fits my preferred cadence perfectly and there is no stress either way (fast or slow) on my legs.
I get 48-11 if I want to bomb down hills or a nice range of gears for flats on the large chain ring. In the middle I have plenty of climbing power and the granny ring will granny up anything. Very happy with changing just one part.
Glad to hear that.I'm in the process of putting my bike together with a 11-32 in back and a 26-36-46 triple. Hope I get similar results.
I'll probably regret posting this link, but here goes.
Grant Peterson on gearing road-ridden bikes......http://www.rivbike.com/Cranks-Chainrings-s/41.htm
I agree for my style of riding. My Univega has 52-14 as the highest gear. Can't recall ever wanting more. Eventually, the 6 speed freewheel will be changed out for a 8 speed 12-28 with 46 x 36 x 24 crankset.