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GCN fun: Brompton hill climb

Old 11-21-21, 08:13 PM
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GCN fun: Brompton hill climb

The foldie is an S2L.

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Very impressive.

Imagine if the Brompton was an S6L instead of the two speed and Andrew Feather had a higher high and a lower low to work with.
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Originally Posted by MAK View Post
Very impressive.

Imagine if the Brompton was an S6L instead of the two speed and Andrew Feather had a higher high and a lower low to work with.
It can be worse with the added weight, transmission losses and more lossy IGH.
So the S2L is probably the best choice that GCN chose to put up a show (rider certainly will also know what gear inches he can manage)
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Brilliant. However it does mean I just have to try harder on the hills.
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I noted the hill climb champion pedaling out of the saddle wasn't noticeably exercising the suspension. Wonder what that little red suspension block is made of - walnut?
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https://www.cycletogo.com/chpt3-suspension-block/
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They should've added electric bike to the mix
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