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What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm
by jd843
Just curious to see what gears people are using on their road bikes. I currently have a compact chainset and 11-28, but am about to switch to 11-34 as I struggle on the steeper hills!

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:10 pm
by keef66
I currently have a 32t cassette on my best bike. However it also has a triple chainset so my lowest gear is 30/32 :D

The winter hack has a 46/36 CX chainset, but I've just bought it a 9 spd MTB rear mech and 36t cassette to a achieve a similarly spinny bottom gear.

In my defence I'm getting on a bit now...

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:12 pm
by Singleton
I've just switched out my cassette - going from a 25 biggest to a 28 biggest.
Chainset is a 52/36

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:33 pm
by lesfirth
One bike has 50/34 with 11/32 and the other bike has 50/34 with 11/36. I am allowed to have big cogs because I am an old git and it is hilly around here.

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:34 pm
by monkimark
I recently swapped a 12-25 for a 11-28 and strangely, it doesn't feel any easier, I'm just more tempted to stay seated for longer on steep sections.

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 15:08 pm
by BigMitch41
52/36 c/r and an 11/28 cassette I have on the road bike.

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 16:05 pm
by MrB123
Both bikes have 50/34 and 11/32.

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 22:07 pm
by awavey
yes both my bikes are 50/34 11/32

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:32 am
by manoirdelourde
52/36 and 11-32 . . .

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 14:19 pm
by OnTheRopes
Just curious as to why what appear to be men are posting what gears they use on a women's forum?

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 14:47 pm
by BigMitch41
OnTheRopes wrote:Just curious as to why what appear to be men are posting what gears they use on a women's forum?


Didn't notice it was in the Womans forum :lol:

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 15:34 pm
by keef66
Mansplaining?

I think my contribution is valid; I get overtaken by women all the time.

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am
by Dannbodge
I've just built a new bike up for my wife and she uses 50/34 and 11/32