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Ditching the front mech
edited May 2007
If I decide to ditch the front mech and keep only my 36t chain upfront, do you think a 11-34 rear cassette would give me an easy enough gear for the uphill?
Depends how heavy the bike is, how steep the hill is and what you're riding on. I wouldn't get away with a 36 up front and a 34 on the back round here.
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i manage with a 42t up front and an 8 speed cassette at back, but my chain has a tendancy to come off
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I use a 32t with a 12-26 if it is any use.
You'll need a chain guide.
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You'll get fit trying to ride uphills with a 36t.
I struggle to get up some of the hills on rides I go on with a 22t granny ring.
As mentioned, really depends how long and steep the hills you ride are, how heavy your bike is and how fit you are
will depend on the type of riding you do. I run 38/16 on my singlespeed mainly for training, just have to get out of the saddle on the climbs and go for it. Gets me fit mind.
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