Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Ridley Crosswind
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i'm running 42x16 on my langster's SS side (69 gear inches with 700x23 tires), which seems to be the perfect gearing for the just-west-of-Boston roads. i can hammer up nearly every single hill i encounter and i can easily hit 20-22mph on the flats before spinning out. anything faster and i usually pedal like crazy for a short period and then just coast.
edit: my point is that a jump to 44 may be too much right away. try 42 and you should be happier with your ride.
Last edited by tubescreamerx; 07-16-08 at 09:12 AM.