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Road bike 46t rear 28t crank

GeriatricDeanGeriatricDean Posts: 3
edited July 2018 in Workshop
Would like to put 46t rear cassette and 28t single chainring front crank set up on a road bike frame. Have Shimano 10 sp road wheel. Possible ? Components to use ?


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    You'd need to go to Ultegra 11 to fit a 40T maximum cassette - its down to the rear mech. Biggest you'd be able to fit with 10 speed is maybe 34T unless you fit something like an extended derailleur hanger
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 27,677
    What Monty says... another option is a 9 speed Shadow XT rear derailleur, that will work with 10 speed road shifters

    Not sure why you want a 28 front... I would say a 36 would be more versatile

    28 x 11 is still a small gear, you will be spinning like a mad man
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,362
    Surely the OP means the other way around? New crank needed (SRAM CX1, I suppose), and 10-speed 11-28 cassette.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    It doesn’t seem like it.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Using the bike for steep grade workout circuit (15%). Already have a biked rigged with MTB 9 speed 36 t rear and 22 -(45) Mtb triple front crank. Frame is deteriorating (aluminum). Want a road bike. Only so much you can do with road bike restrictions on front crank derailer so going to go with single chainring front and not use the bike for anything else. Probably easiest to go with single 22 chainring on front and keep the current rear rig. I need the 16 inch gear, can only put out 180 watts on the climb. Getting old. Thanks very much for the help.
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