Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA. USA
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Disc Trucker
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I switched out the inner 26T chainring for a 24T. Yesterday I went on the ride to Vogel State Park that I was worried about. I tried to put my bicycle on a diet but still left with the loaded bike right at 100 lbs.
I was was highly pleased! The lower gearing was a definite help. I went to that lowest gear rarely but I was glad it was there when I wanted it. And having a lower gear to go to when my energy is hitting a low in the afternoon is definitely a good thing. Late in the ride some of the "easy" hills were asking for that lowest gear.
Last edited by Walter S; 04-19-14 at 04:33 AM.