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gears and changing gears

appu1971appu1971 Posts: 2
edited November 2010 in Road beginners
hi i have a giant hybrid . i want to know what are good gears for climbs . what exactly are low gears and high gears what is cadence. this is all technical jargon for me. could somebody help break it up for me please. thanks appu


  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Little ring at front + big sprocket at rear = lowest gear (easiest to push)
    Big ring at front + little sprocket at rear = highest gear (hardest to push)

    Cadence = how fast you are pedalling (revs per minute)

    Use your gears to keep your legs turning at a comfortable cadence rather than grinding a huge gear up a hill.

    Alles klar?
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,139
    Welcome to the forum :)
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