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Old 06-08-21, 02:00 AM
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SoSmellyAir
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Originally Posted by InvertedMP View Post
So I just moved into a new house and there is a significant hill to get to the house from where I normally ride. Itís not super long but the gradients are high and after a long ride on the flats, Iím beat. My bike has 12 speed 48/35 up front and 10/33 on the back. Gearing wise, is there a change I can make that will attack a fairly steep but not super long climb after I am tired from riding?
First, congratulations on moving to a house on top of a "significant hill"; the view must be excellent, and thus worth the climb, for which you may consider a 10-36 cassette:

SRAM Force XG-1270 12-Speed Cassette | Competitive Cyclist

If the 36T sprocket is not enough, then install even smaller chain rings (46/33, or even 43/30):

X-Range Gearing | SRAM

Otherwise, consider reducing the distance elsewhere to save more energy for the final climb back home. If none of the above works, fake a mechanical and ask your significant other to pick you up.
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