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Old 05-13-04, 07:17 PM   #1
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Gearing Preferences

I am wondering about gearing preferences for loaded touring. What do people like to go with an 11-34t?
55-44-30 or 53-42-26. Thanks for any input.
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Old 05-14-04, 08:22 PM   #2
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On the tandem: 48-38-24 (the smallest rings that fit on standard Road cranks with 130/74 mm BCD), with 13-34 custom cassette (13-15-16-17-18-20-23-26-34).

On the tourer: 44-34-24 (on a XT crankset) with 12-32 custom cassette (12-14-15-16-17-19-21-25-32).

When touring, I almost never find the need for a gear taller than 80 gear-inches. And even for solo lightweight rides, 85-90 gear-inches is the tallest I ever want.

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