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Old 03-12-13, 09:43 AM
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To me the thoughts of electronic shifting are very appealing because of the long rear shift cable but as a team we just aren't strong enough to get rid of the gearing a triple affords us. I also like having the tighter gearing in the rear. We started out with a 30/42/54 with a 11-34 9 speed in the rear. From there went down to a 11-32 and a 28 in the front - running Campy 10 shifters. Now we are running a 26/39/53 in front with a 11-29 10 speed campy in the rear. We much prefer the shorter jumps in gearing and maybe it's because we have a fairly high cadence style on the tandem. We have no real problems shifting in the front with a Dura Ace triple fd on FSA team issue CF cranks. Does it take a bit more finesse and planning on a shift to the small ring? Yeah - but I'm so used to it - it's not an issue.
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