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What is the size of Lance's small chain ring on crank?(4 posts)

What is the size of Lance's small chain ring on crank?bikgeek
Jul 23, 2001 8:12 PM
Hello

i am interested to know what size is the smaller crank chain ring on Lance's crank compared to his German rival?

Thanks
re: What is the size of Lance's small chain ring on crank?carbonguy
Jul 23, 2001 9:38 PM
I dont think you can go smaller then a 39 tooth with shimano cranks the chain ring bolts get in the way. I might be wrong its happened before. he might use a 12-25 or a 12-27 cassette and thats where he gets his super low gears from. Doesn't he spin up those hills like its nothing.
re: What is the size of Lance's small chain ring on crank?mmaggi
Jul 24, 2001 5:16 AM
Cyclingnews.com reported that Lance used 39 X 24 (that's right... twentyFOUR) going up L'Alpe d'Huez. I'm sure that's what he's used in all his mountain stages.

The lowest gear I've read was a 25, but they all use a 53/39 crank.
re: What is the size of Lance's small chain ring on crank?ScottH
Jul 24, 2001 5:16 AM
Taken from LanceArmstrong.Com:

What's Lance Riding?
A 58 cm Trek 5500 (measured top to center, while center to center it's a 56 - normally bikes are measured c to c). Full Dura Ace components - gears, brakes, and cranks. His usual rear gearing is 11-21 but sometimes he'll go 11-23 depending upon the difficulty - in training it's 12-23 and it's always a 53/39 up front. As for Pedals, he's an "old schooler" riding Look-style Shimanos. He uses an SRM for training (a high tech computer for watts, heart rate, etc.). Up front LA uses a a Deda Newton stem and handlebars. Lance rides Hutchinson tires, using clinchers in training, and sew-ups for the races...