MTB is: Crank=22-32-42
Cas: = 11-28
Fuji will be: Crank=38-48
Cas:=11-34 (changing out the OE immediately)
Sheldon Brown's calculations tell me that the MTB LOW is a 1.5 gear ratio. The Fuji will be a 2.3 gear ratio. Using Sheldon's calcs, the 2.3 on the Fuji will be the same as a 22/18 on the MTB AND I have to struggle on the same hills with this ratio.
What do the ratios really mean? Do they really equate to effort exerted?
Right now I have to use the MTB 1.5 getting up some of the hills around home. Will the 2.3 be that more difficult?
The reason I kep bugging you guys is that I want to get this right out of the box. I tried a triple on the first Fuji I took deliver of and the shfting was awful. I really prefer keeping the double chain ring and changing the cassette to the one above. The shop is willing to do the changes initially BUT if I wait a week then its's goin to get really expensive. Now the shop guy tells me that he can get the triple adjusted so that it shifts just as good as the double. Do I believe him?
Just want to get riding and get all this fiddling over with !!!!!!!!!