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Nice boik. What’s the thinking behind the gearing? 50/34 + 12/25 isn’t really touring gearing is it? Presumbly you’ll be a bit limited at the rear by the mech if you swapped he cassette for a specific tour?
Presumably it’s an Audax/unloaded bridle way bike(tyres and discs)?Posted 5 years agoaracerSubscriber
Its a pretty large spread of gears, Would have thought it would be pretty spot on?
Wide spread for a road racing bike maybe – not so much for an audax bike, let alone a tourer. It does of course depend on your definition of touring – how much load you’re putting on and how steep hills you’re going up, but I’ve certainly often needed and used lower gears than 34/25 when touring.
Apart from that this thread is a real disappointment – I’m a hater, but can’t really see anything wrong with that bike.Posted 5 years agobobloMember
34/25 isn’t very low for a touring gear. 22/34 is a very low touring gear, 24/30 ‘average’. It’s not just about spread, you also need low to winch you up those Alpine passes. 🙂
It’s a nice bike and I’m not dissing it in any way. Was just interested in your thinking around the gearing. Enjoy!Posted 5 years agorogermooreMember
That is a great looking bike!Posted 5 years ago
Where you had the 3rd bottle cage mounted on the underside of the downtube is where I have the bracket for my pump on my touring bike. Keeps it out of the way but I worry about it getting mucked up.
Let us know how you get on with the gearing once it is fully loaded up.
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