I am discussing the build up of a new Cyclo-Cross bike with my dealer. The bike is ready, except for the gears. As the bike is intended to be used mainly in Holland (flat, exept for some very short climbs) I decided to go for one 46t blade in front and a nine-speed 11 to 23 cassette in the rear.
This gives me, using Michelin cyclocross sprint tires:
46/11x2.16= 9.04 meters max.
24/23x2.16= 4.32 meters min.
I figure that enough. Any comments?