U16 Youth Gearing

orientadam Posts: 3
edited September 2010 in Workshop
Is my Gear Set-up legal under British Cycling rules?

14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-25 9 Speed Cassette
38 - 50 Compact Chainring

My wheels are 700cc, British Cycling allow 6.93m Rollback but im not too sure how to work it out. Cheers


  • To work out if your gearing is correct, put it in top gear.
    mark out the distance for your limit, then position your bike at the first mark, with the crank pointing down, then push your bike backwards to the other mark. the crank should either hit the same position before or on the second mark.
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