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Old 06-09-13, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive View Post
Sorry I didn't see the part about why the baby rings, truth is that I've really been looking at gearing etc.. I am never going to need a 50 x 11 (just wasted gears) 15 MPH puts me right in the middle of the cassette, on the middle chain ring. and 20 mph puts me right in the middle of the cassette on the big chain ring. That's at 80-85 rpm's. There is plenty of gearing both high & low with this set up. (for me). And some granny gearing for bridges etc.. Like the mechanic at the LBS said, that gear I'm looking for is always there. No huge gaps so to speak.
And with this SLX MTB set up, plus the Deore MTB shifter's.. Shifts are lighting fast, & smooth under all conditions. Plus the stiffer chain rings, seem to be delivering more power. You would have to ride it to understand, even the mechanic that put it together was impressed. I can shift the front as fast (almost) as some can the rear cassette
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