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Old 09-07-16, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post
This is a Deore gear-train, "Shimano 48/36/26 and Shimano HG4009, 11-34, 9-speed".

I was able to take my new 2016 Novara - Safari out for it's first ride yesterday, and I found that the gearing was too high in the lowest gear, and about the same amount too high in the highest. So basically one step (whatever that is) lower across the board would be preferable.

So how can I with the least amount of hassle and cost make such a change?
Change the 26 chain ring to a 24 or 22. That is the change that will satisfy your requirement with the least amount of hassle and cost. You can also change your 48 chain ring for a 46 or even 44. Personally I wouldn't bother with changing the 48. You will almost never ride fast enough to exceed your middle chain ring when touring.
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