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Old 06-14-23, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Fentuz
don't forget the chain.
If I were you, I would consider this cassette Shimano CS-HG50 10 Speed Cassette 11-36T
Thank you. I actually asked about the chain and rear derailleur.
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Originally Posted by baj32161
Thank you. I actually asked about the chain and rear derailleur.
I used to run 11-25 9s with 39/53 and Sora short cage. I was asked for more range and fitted a 11-34 without issue but I needed a longer chain (2 links from memory).
I run these short cage sora derailleur in 1X with 11-36 cassette without any issue and I had no issue with 11-40.

I believe you should be fine with 11-34 or 11-36 from a derailleur point of view but the chain will have to be replaced.
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Shimano options for 11-34 cassette include :

CS-4700 11-34 (400 g)
(HG-500 same ?)

CS-M771 11-34 (309 g)


Shimano options for RD include
(designed to work with 11-34):

RD-4700 GS (275 g)

RD 7000 GS (232 g)
(RD-R7000-GS)

RD 8000 GS (206 g)
(RD-R8000-GS)


chain - many options (?)

for 10 spd Shimano drivetrain I recently
went with Shimano CN-HG95 (116 L)

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Originally Posted by baj32161
Thank you. Actually I am riding the bike and I do enjoy it very much but I am thinking of switching to easier gearing due to a few factors...aging, bad (very) feet and the thicker heavier tires. I also want to start riding some of our beautiful unpaved trails here.
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Ďthicker heavier tiresí - what tires are installed ?

itís possible a switch to a different tire could be a plus also ? ... possibly lighter and/or roll better ? many options - but since itís a Specialized bike Iíll stay with Specialized for one tire recommendation ... S Works Pathfinder 700x42 ...
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Originally Posted by t2p
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Ďthicker heavier tiresí - what tires are installed ?

itís possible a switch to a different tire could be a plus also ? ... possibly lighter and/or roll better ? many options - but since itís a Specialized bike Iíll stay with Specialized for one tire recommendation ... S Works Pathfinder 700x42 ...
Thank you. I am really liking the ride. I'm running on Kenda Flintridge 38mm. They give a nice comfortable ride but, I am always open to options.
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Thank you everyone for your helpful replies. I have enough information with which to make my decision now.

One thing I do not want to do is swap.kut my tires as I do love the ride quality of these Kendas.

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Originally Posted by Roger Ramjet
I have bikes that have 50/34 and 11-34. What I've found is that I "run out of leg" before I get to using the 34-34 combo on a steep hill, and end up walking it. Other riders' experience can, and probably will, vary. At 69, I can not climb like I used to.

All of the above discussion about what the OP can change is good and valid. But my take is that he is asking for opinion if he needs to do the changes before he starts riding, and I don't see that he is in a bad place to start with, with a 34-30 lowest combo.
It matters not one bit what works anyone. And, he did not ask opinions if he needed to do the changes. I have no idea where that came from. He simply asked what he'd need to do to get lower gearing.

It's very cliche and worthless when people ask how to achieve lower gearing and someone invariably comments on how the lower gearing is not necessary.

OP: any 8 or 9 speed (but not 10 speed) Shimano MTB rear derailleur will work with your 10 speed shifters. Find one that has a 34 or 36t maximum sprocket size and install it and a 11-34 (or 36t) cassette. Those RDs are common on eBay. I've done several gearing changes like that -10 speed road shifters with 10 speed MTB cassette and 8 or 9 speed MTB RD.

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It sounds like you're set, but for future reference, the FSA gossamer probably used the FSA mega-exo bottom bracket. I had a similar setup on my 2007 Fuji Cross bike. I replaced the crank and bottom bracket with Shimano ultegra compatible pieces.
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