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View Poll Results: Which Cassette for Trainer?

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  • 11-32

    0 0%
  • 11-23

    1 33.33%
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    2 66.67%
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  1. #1
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    Cassette for Dedicated Trainer Wheel

    I am about to put together an old wheel that I have with a trainer tire and a cassette for dedicated use on the Kurt Kinetic as the shorter days don't allow me to ride much in the evenings during the week. I have a SRAM Apex Group with the compact cranks and an 11-32 cassette as I have some pretty steep grades where I live. I was wondering if I should get a cassette to match the one already on my road bike? Or should I get an 11-23 as I won't be climbing hills on the trainer and will have a better selection of gears in the appropriate range?

    I was initially leaning toward the second option, but I would like some other opinions incase I have forgotten to consider something. Thanks!
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    Get the 11-23. You would never use a 32 on a KK trainer.

    Have a look at the KK speed-power graph and figure out what speeds you will typically be riding at on the trainer and choose a gear that results in whatever cadence is comfortable for you. Normally this would be in the 80-120 range.

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    Okay, thanks. That is what I was leaning toward, but just wanted some confirmation.
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