- Converting MTB for commuting help
The cassette will most likely have a 12t or maybe 11t anyway, the difference on MTB v Road cassettes is the range at the bottom. As for changng chain rings this will depend on the type of front mech and whether it will accept anything bigger than a 44t. Just get rid of the triple at the front and go with a single 48t or something but the real issue is still the size of your wheels, too small.
Just pedal faster, dummy.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve got an old hardtail frame which i want to convert over for commuting to work.
so far, I’ve put on slicks and got a cheap rigid fork. I’d like to convert it to road gearing also, but unsure of where to start.
Do I just need a new rear mech and cassette? Or do I need new shifters and chainrings also?
Also any recommendations of what to go for would be appreciated.
taPosted 4 years agobreatheeasyMember
Quite happy commuting on a 32t front ring (albeit 29er wheels so gearing slightly different), the odd downhill downwind section I can spin out but I’m commuting/zone 1 so doesn’t bother me.
You’ve got the more important slicks. Wouldn’t worry about gearing just yet.
Any room for mudguaurds/rack on the frame/forks?Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
As for the “too small diameter” thing….. my 2.35 schwalbe supermotos come up about 1.5″ bigger in dia than the 700x25c tyres on the langster 😀
But I agree, 32T and Alfine 8 is not ideal on the road, and if I could fit a larger front ring and still get a sensible chainline I would.Posted 4 years ago
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