What do people use?
I currently have a 12-25 casette on, have had a few crank issues so currently rocking 32/44 at the front.
basically round ere in some deep old mud, 32/25 aint that low…
am i just a loofta? have normal gearing on road bike, but eff me offroad its HARD going…Posted 5 years agothe teaboyMember
The ‘Request stock alert’ for the 9-speed 11-28 cassette here: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5045 may be my fault – I just bought one for my new cross bike (thanks scottyroyal!)
Road compact 50-34 and this should be enough I think.Posted 5 years agoCloverSubscriber
I think it depends a bit where you are – our local U23 champ works in the LBS so I have been quizzing him about gears. He runs 28 at the back and 36 at the front (not sure about the big ring) for most races but 28 / 34 for TodCross. He tells me that the girls in the UK team run mountain bike rear blocks. I have decided on this basis that trying to ‘girl up’ and continue with 25 / 34 is stupid… new shiny things are on their way. 🙂Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
12-25 10-speed cassette on mine and for a rubbish cross rider, that just seems idiotic. Not enough ratios and too many double-taps. I suppose the rationale is that if you want a lower gear you’re better off running, but if I want to go for a run I don’t take a bike.
It’s getting mtb ratios on it as soon as poss but that’ll mean new chain and mech. Ah well.Posted 5 years agoCloverSubscriber
Hmmm, Oldgit, after getting a bit grumpy with my 12-25 I borrowed 12-28 for last race and was way, way faster. Although my result was a bit ruined by trying to overtake a slow bloke on the steepest bit of the course – he offed in front of me and rolled back into me and snapped my mech hanger. 👿 There’s clearly a lot to learn about CX racing technique.Posted 5 years ago
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