|gearing: another ultegra & xt question||JS Haiku Shop|
Feb 3, 2003 6:56 AM
|I currently have ultegra triple 52/42/30 with XT 11-32 on my 'cross bike, and it works fine.
will ultegra double 53/39 work with XT and a cassette as low as 34? btw, i'm not thinking of changing the 'cross setup--this is unrelated to that bike.
|as long as you keep xt RD nm||cyclopathic|
Feb 3, 2003 7:12 AM
|I did it......||Len J|
Feb 3, 2003 7:29 AM
|with dura/ace and XTR with a 12/34 rear cassette. Other than the 3 cog jumps, it worked flawlessly.
|It'll work, but I'd do it the other way.||Spoke Wrench|
Feb 3, 2003 8:51 AM
|I'd keep the triple and substitute a tighter cassette, like a 12-25 or a 12-27, in back. That will give you smaller steps between gears. I think that you'll like that better than the wide range cassette, particularly on flatter rides.|
|re: gearing: another ultegra & xt question||TheKid|
Feb 3, 2003 10:52 AM
|My bike is set up with an XT RD. I use a 13-30 cassette when I plan on riding hills. It works fine but the shifting is not as crisp as with the road derailleur on a smaller cassette. A more deliberate effort when shifting to a lower gear is necessary on my bike. When riding on the flats the large spread between gears makes it difficult to find a comfortable rhythm.|
|thanks, all...||JS Haiku Shop|
Feb 4, 2003 6:23 AM
|looks like 39/34 is **almost** equivalent to 30/27. sweet!