- 11-32 or 11-34
people often say that 22-34 is slower than walking, but it’s usually about 3mph, and if that’s the gear that the hill requires, it’s unlikely you can push a bike up it at more than 3mph.
Besides, I absolutely hate pushing my bike. would always rather ride, even if it were slower. If bigger sprocket allows me to keep pedalling up that b@stard hill just a little longer, then that’s the one I’ll buy.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
That’s handy. I stuck on a 11-34 one time, after running an 11-32, and then found I needed to stick more chain links on. And I’d already cut the new chain to the same length as the old one. And then realised my medium cage rear mech wasn’t best suited to the 34t largest sprocket. Etc. PITA…Posted 9 years agojuanMember
I am with GF for once.
I hate pushing my bike. Plus you’ll almost never use 22/34 on the road (ok beside going up le col du berceaux around menton). It’ will be mainly off road. And you’ll be walking even slower.
Then the 32/34 debate will depend on
Where do you live.
How you pedal
What bike you have (my FS have 34, if I gear up my hardtail it will be a 32).
If you use a sram cassette, just be aware that it’s 34 and 28 so quite a big gap.Posted 9 years ago
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