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Friday, November 04, 2005


I just put a bid on eBay for a new cassette for the Donk. Since buying her, I have been tooling around on a Ultegra 9 12-27. Pretty small gearing I think. My thought on buying a smaller cog set up is two fold.

First, I am thinking the set up will be better suited to the Cherry Creek TT. I'll have tighter gearing to better dial the maximal power.

Second, I am thinking the lower gear ratio will allow for harder power work outs.

However, I am wondering whether or not I can push these gears up Deer Creek/High Grade. It's not like I am still two down when I crest these climbs. Furthermore, I don't carry the extra weight of the triple chain ring in the front.

I am pretty sure that Fabs and Redlight are running these smaller gearing in their cassettes.

Snail Dik


At November 05, 2005 9:34 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

I run a 12-25, I think Fabio is on a 12-23.

it's not the extra weight of a third ring that's keeping you down...

At November 06, 2005 5:47 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Late last year and earlier this year all I had was an 11-21 and I did High Grade, City View, etc. The death ride this year was my first ride on a 12-25. You can get up anything with a 21, 23, 25 or 27. Just depends on how hard you want to push.

I tend to agree with Redlight's second comment.


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