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Old 10-03-13, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
Woah, 16.8". I thought mine was low! I'm wondering how much weight I could tow with it, since it has so much ease of use.

I've gotten my younger kid up some quite steep (but not too long) hills in a trailer (probably 60 lbs kid and trailer). And I've gotten both of my kids up some fairly long (but not so steep) inclines (probably 100 lbs kids and trailer).

And I've been able to spin my way up some nasty but short (> 20%) hills.

And if I could go lower, I would.

(I ride a recumbent, so I can't stand as a last resort).

For what it's worth, I run a 48/38/22 (where I swapped the 28T granny for a 22) on my big bike and a 50/39/24 (originally a 59/39/30) on my folder. It's an easy change and means you get quite a bit lower without giving up the higher end.

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