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Old 07-05-09, 08:28 AM
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Compact Crankset

Has anyone replaced the 50T with a 48T? Does the FD need to be lowered with the 48?
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yes.
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yes.
and yes.
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And some companies that make chainrings/cranks might tell you that they design their chainrings in pairs and so if you want a 48 chainring, then you need to buy the 48/34 or 48/36 or whatever pair they have, in order to get best shifting. Is this actually true? Who knows. But I seriously doubt I'd notice any difference.
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I think you might feel a slight hesitation when shifting. It seemed like that for me when I ran junior gearing, but I don't know if that was the reason why.
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