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Pups38 06-16-14 01:58 PM

Lowest Gear for Bachetta Bella
 
I have a long wheel base recumbant. Bachetta Bella. I am going to ride across country and need the lowest gears possible. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

Ghefty 06-16-14 03:35 PM

With the 11-34t rear cassette and 26t granny in the front you already have a fairly good low end. Of course you could always replace the 26t with a smaller chainring and possibly replace the 34t on the rear with a 36t to further enhance your climbing ability.

JanMM 06-16-14 03:52 PM

26-34 is very low. You need to find some steep hills and see if it is low enough.

Jeff Wills 06-16-14 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanMM (Post 16856332)
26-34 is very low. You need to find some steep hills and see if it is low enough.

My low gear is 24-34. I've used it for climbing 15% slopes with a full touring load. I don't use it often, but when I need it I need it. Pedaling is barely faster than walking.


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