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  • 53 x 42

    5 5.88%
  • 53 x 39

    21 24.71%
  • 50 x 34

    46 54.12%
  • 52 x 42 x 30

    4 4.71%
  • 52 x 39 x 30

    3 3.53%
  • 50 x 39 x 30

    6 7.06%
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    My Favorite Crankset (Gearing) Is...

    This is a companion to the 'Who really likes 50-34?' thread. That thread does not have a poll, so I am including one here.

    Choices:

    1. 53 X 42

    2. 53 X 39

    3. 50 X 34

    4. 52 X 42 X 30

    5. 52 X 39 X 30

    6. 50 X 39 X 30


    You can just vote or vote and leave a comment if you wish.
    Last edited by roadandmountain; 05-20-14 at 02:36 PM.

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    What about 50-36? 50-38? 52-36? 52-38? 55-42? This pole is very short cited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
    What about 50-36? 50-38? 52-36? 52-38? 55-42? This pole is very short cited.
    You mean "sighted" not cited. And the poll has nothing to do with your sight or my citations. Or your crankiness.

    It has a concise set of popular gearing options. Have a nice day. Or not.

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    50 x 36 is nice with my 11 speed 11-25 but I really like 50x34 for a 10 speed.

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    Yes, I should've included an "other" category, but didn't want the options list to get out of hand. Please keep voting!

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    I don't use my small ring on my normal ride, in retrospect I should have gone with 39-53 instead of 34-50 but then it is rather convenient to never shift the front.

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    And now we know why triples are going away...

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    Rohloff hub and then I only Need 1 chainring .. small wheel big ring , big wheel small ring

    For my Brompton M3L I like the Schlumpf 2 speed crank Mine as if a 54/21.6..


    but the 34t which overdrives like a 54t would be OK too , still only 1 chainring.

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    52-36, if I were cheeky I say 44/32/22

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    52-42-30 I can have my cake and eat it too. Gets me the 52-42 and much less double shifting. The 30 is a blessing on long hilly rides. I run an 8 speed so the triple gives me more choices. I don't particularly care about whatever small weight the setup adds.

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    Wow, what a surprise so far. I thought most people hated compacts and were always complaining about being stuck with one. Shows what I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Wow, what a surprise so far. I thought most people hated compacts and were always complaining about being stuck with one. Shows what I know.
    Everything is a compromise. But compacts are a fairly decent one. I have never tried a 50/36, but it does seem ideal . Or as ideal as any compromise can be...

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    The one that's on my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Wow, what a surprise so far. I thought most people hated compacts and were always complaining about being stuck with one. Shows what I know.
    I was very surprised also. The preference for doubles is overwhelming. Triples have less than 20% of the vote.

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    Less than 15% actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Less than 15% actually.
    It's 16% right now.

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    This was my personal favorite. Purdy.

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    Mine isn't in the poll, so I voted 50x34 because that is what I have on a bike.
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    52-36

    get it rite nexx time!
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    I like shimano cranks. Shifts smooth as butter.
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    36/52 on Rotor 3D.
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