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Interesting Tyler Quote about gearing:(9 posts)

Interesting Tyler Quote about gearing:Old_school_nik
Jul 14, 2003 9:25 AM
Raises a question about L'Alpe d'HuezSteve_O
Jul 14, 2003 9:49 AM
I didn't hear much controversy about gearing for this fabled climb. Remember in last year's Vuelta when the riders were going to MTB cassettes and triple rings to conquer the Angliru? I don't here as much talk about that with L'Alpe d'Huez. Does it have the +20% grades like some of the other feared mountains?
No, there's nothing VERY steep at the Tour (nm)TJeanloz
Jul 14, 2003 9:58 AM
as evidenced by drafting lotsDougSloan
Jul 14, 2003 10:05 AM
If it were really steep, drafting would not be important. These guys are drafting all the time.

yesterday only hit 14% briefly (nm)QuentinCassidy
Jul 14, 2003 11:46 AM
Wow, <i><b>only</i><b> 14%... nmJames OCLV
Jul 14, 2003 12:51 PM
re: Interesting Tyler Quote about gearing:mtnpat
Jul 14, 2003 10:17 AM
I didn't think you could get smaller than a 38t on a standard road double (130mm BCD)? I know, I have tried.

Wonder how he is doing a double crankset, with a 36t? Custom?
re: compact road?cyclopathic
Jul 14, 2003 10:43 AM
FSA makes carbon pro cranks in compact with 50/34. I believe they're one of CSC sponsors.
</b>nmJames OCLV
Jul 14, 2003 1:05 PM