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Cyclocross Gearing-2lexington476
Jan 31, 2003 7:28 PM
Wanted to put this back up at the top. I am thinking of using this bike to race CX, extra road bike, and maybe even on an MTB trail with the right tires. I do not have the money (or room) for too many bikes; this one will bring me up to four (road, old MTB, new MTB, and the CX). So, I guess I want to have it lean towards CX racing but I still want to be able to use it for other uses with out having to change it every time. I will be racing/riding it in Michigan USA. I am just getting the frame but it comes stock with Shimano Tiagra 9-speed, 12-25 and TruVatiV Elita Cyclocross, 39/48, maybe I will just put those on.
re: Cyclocross Gearing-2atpjunkie
Jan 31, 2003 7:56 PM
that will be fine. possibly switch cassette to a 12-27. The only thing you'll have trouble would be steep dirt inclines. Bike will function fine for all. You'll miss having a 53 ring on long downhills, otherwise 48/12 is fine.
what? where?!weiwentg
Feb 1, 2003 6:41 AM
I'm in MI, too, Ann Arbor. I'll mainly be racing over that side.
what you will get is perfectly fine. at most you may wish for a 12-27 if you're not a strong climber, but that's it. heck, my friend races a 12-23(!) with a 36-4? in front.
see you next season, eh?