|Triple with 53/42/30 or 53/39/30 ?||Matteo|
Sep 25, 2002 8:39 AM
|Pedaling in a hilly area and having this cassette:
do you think it's better a triple with 53/42/30 or with 53/39/30?
Thank you very much.
|re: Triple with 53/42/30 or 53/39/30 ?||Steve_0|
Sep 25, 2002 8:57 AM
|The 39 more closely approximates the gears on the 53 and 30; therefore I'd go with the 52.
Actually, Id scrap the middle ring altogether; the 53X30 makes for a nice layout with the cassette you have on.
|oops, 52 shouldvebeen 42. nm||Steve_0|
Sep 25, 2002 8:58 AM
|How would you run a 53/30? n/m||fracisco|
Sep 25, 2002 9:07 AM
|How would you run a 53/30? n/m||Steve_0|
Sep 25, 2002 9:08 AM
|Id find a 30 which sizes to my crank.
I guess if one doesnt exist, I wouldnt....Whaddaiknow, I run a single 46.
|re: Triple with 53/42/30 or 53/39/30 ?||KEN2|
Sep 25, 2002 9:15 AM
|I'm running the 53/42/30, which I prefer because a double shift of one cog in the back + one ring in front (42-53) gets you to the next gear in ratio order, i.e. you can double shift reasonably. With the 53/39 there is more duplication and it takes two rear cogs plus the front shift to get over to the next nearest ratio.|
|re: Whichever gives you lots of gears you use on the middle ring||dzrider|
Sep 25, 2002 10:08 AM
|I use a 52-42-30 with the cassette you have. I use the middle ring and stay between the 14 and 17 cogs on the back for all but the really big hills. If you spin faster than I do or need easier gears for routine riding get the 39.|
|Call me linguini-legs, but I love my 46-36-26||cory|
Sep 25, 2002 10:17 AM
|At least for me, and I think most cyclists of average ability (nothing personal...), a 53-tooth ring is wasted weight. I almost never used it with a cog bigger than 23 or so. A 46-36-26 lets me spend more time on the big ring and gives me more usable gears. I don't use the granny very often in normal riding, but when I need it, a 24 or 26 is much better than that lame-@ss macho 30-tooth.|
|Agree. I'm currently running 48 - 38 - 24. NM||frankamo|
Sep 25, 2002 10:40 AM
|Where do you get road cranks with 48 - 38 - 24?||bigskulls|
Sep 25, 2002 11:03 AM
|Almost every triple I see is 53 - 39- 30. Do you have to buy new cranks and then a whole set of new rings?
MTB cranks look like that. Are you running one of those instead? Is that possible/desireable?
|Where do you get road cranks with 48 - 38 - 24?||Rusty Coggs|
Sep 25, 2002 11:25 AM
|You may not be able to buy one that way,but you can put them on Shimano road triple crank with 130/74BCD.A 5 arm XTR has the option of 48/36/26|
Sep 25, 2002 12:14 PM
|re: Triple with 53/42/30 or 53/39/30 ?||DieselDan|
Sep 25, 2002 1:44 PM
|Go with a 42 middle if you insist on a triple. The 30 and 39 make little difference in gear selection.|
|The 39 is da bomb||jtolleson|
Sep 25, 2002 5:35 PM
|I have a 53/39/30 DA triple now, and used to have an Ultegra 52/42/30. I love the 39 in the middle. I'm almost NEVER in granny. I mean never. Unless it is one of those 15% climbs that you hit a few times a season.
With the 42, I had to use the granny a lot more. Also, the 39 is the same as the small cog on most doubles, so it gives you a better sense of how you are riding in comparison to your double-equipped buddies.