What gears do you have on your bike?

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What's the biggest cog in your cassette?

28
16
46%
30
3
9%
32
9
26%
34
2
6%
Something else
5
14%
 
Total votes: 35

jd843
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What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby jd843 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm

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!

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby keef66 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:10 pm

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...

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Singleton
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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby Singleton » Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:12 pm

I've just switched out my cassette - going from a 25 biggest to a 28 biggest.
Chainset is a 52/36

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby lesfirth » Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:33 pm

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.

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby monkimark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 13:34 pm

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.

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby BigMitch41 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 15:08 pm

52/36 c/r and an 11/28 cassette I have on the road bike.
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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby MrB123 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 16:05 pm

Both bikes have 50/34 and 11/32.

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby awavey » Wed Apr 17, 2019 22:07 pm

yes both my bikes are 50/34 11/32

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby manoirdelourde » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:32 am

52/36 and 11-32 . . .
Got a place in the Pyrenees.
Do bike and ski stuff.

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby OnTheRopes » Wed May 08, 2019 14:19 pm

Just curious as to why what appear to be men are posting what gears they use on a women's forum?

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby BigMitch41 » Wed May 08, 2019 14:47 pm

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:
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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby keef66 » Wed May 08, 2019 15:34 pm

Mansplaining?

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

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby Dannbodge » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am

I've just built a new bike up for my wife and she uses 50/34 and 11/32

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby Errecaldia » Thu Jul 25, 2019 19:45 pm

11-32 cassette and 52 - 36 chain ring. Not really a low enough gear, there are 20% slopes around here and I cannot go very far without a fair amount of 10 or 15% but if I change it the ratios, I lose the top gear which I cherish. I'm a young 56 and cycling with 2 herniated lumbar discs and spinal stenosis. Managed 40km, 400m climb this afternoon at 37° and humid with it. Generally, I like to do about 60km and 800m climb to get into my beloved mountains (I live in the Pyrenees) which i manage a couple of times a week.

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Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

Postby Pilot Pete » Thu Aug 01, 2019 07:19 am

Errecaldia wrote:11-32 cassette and 52 - 36 chain ring. Not really a low enough gear, there are 20% slopes around here and I cannot go very far without a fair amount of 10 or 15% but if I change it the ratios, I lose the top gear which I cherish. I'm a young 56 and cycling with 2 herniated lumbar discs and spinal stenosis. Managed 40km, 400m climb this afternoon at 37° and humid with it. Generally, I like to do about 60km and 800m climb to get into my beloved mountains (I live in the Pyrenees) which i manage a couple of times a week.


Doesn’t sound like a lot of climbing for distance in the Pyrenees?


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