Langster — BikeRadar
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edited May 2010
I'm toying with the idea of getting on of these.
To try and get an idea of what riding SS would be like, which gear should I stick my present bike in?
Ta very much
Experiment with a few to find what you're most comfortable with on your chosen routes. Then get the Langster's gearing adjusted to match. A decent LBS should do this for free or a nominal cost on a new bike.
I'd experiment with a few too, then I would settle on a Genesis flyer for the road or a Genesis day one / cross for everything else.
we are the proud, the few, Descendents.
Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
Don't be putting other choices in my head
But two new bikes.............
You might have a point
The langster comes with 42/16 gearing, so count up the teeth on your sprockets/chainrings and see which comes closest
My Langster with 42/16 gearing is pretty much ideal.
IF I rode completely flat then I'd up the gearing a little.
I can spin along nicely at 20 -22mph
I can winch myself up the 1 in 6 local hills on the way home.
Look at some gear charts and find what 42 x 16 is equivalent to with your existing road set up. Put your road bike in that gear and ride with it for a few days to see how you get on
Commute: Langster -Singlecross - Brompton S2-LX
Road: 95 Trek 5500 -Look 695 Aerolight eTap - Boardman TTe eTap
Offroad: Pace RC200 - Dawes Kickback 2 tandem - Tricross - Boardman CXR9.8 - Ridley x-fire
My girlfriend has the Langster steel, have you tried that? she loves it, she got our LBS to change the kerin handlebars to road handle bars