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Old 09-05-09, 04:12 PM
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I'm personally a fan of having more gearing than I think I'll need because I never know when I might need it. On a bike used for hauling stuff, I would not hesitate to add the 22 tooth cog. It's only a 10 tooth drop from your middle ring and will give you a VERY low gear paired with any cassette. I've climbed hills offroad in the 22/32 combo so, while you may not encounter it daily, hills that need a gear like that are out there.
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