Old 08-20-15, 04:26 PM
Sy Reene
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Originally Posted by Kertrek View Post
My bad. The guy at the bike shop said it was 10 speed, and I didn't look that closely, cause I was just in for a derailleur alignment, but I looked online and the bike I saw is 18 speed. KWH 700 carbon for $1200. More than adequate.
You need to concern yourself much more with the gearing range than the number of gears. Starting with a basic question, since getting up a mountain is more of a concern with getting down it.. how many teeth does the small chain ring in the front have, and how many teeth are on the largest cog on the rear wheel?
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