Road Gearing – will this work?

Home Forum Bike Forum Road Gearing – will this work?

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Road Gearing – will this work?
  • tpbiker
    Member

    The bike I’m thinking of getting comes with a 53/39 crank, but I’m ideally looking for a 34 tooth for the hills.

    Luckily the crank is the new ultegra 6800, which can take a any size of chainring. Initial thoughts were just buy the 50 and 34 rings, but turns out the 50 ring is about 90 quid on its own. So would a 53-34 combo work, there appears enough crossover in the gearing, but what would be the disadvantages?

    cynic-al
    Member

    Shifting may be messy, and you’ll be doing a lot of it with that gap.

    Flog the chainset and buy one with your 34-50.

    Could you fit a bigger cassette with the rear mech you have?

    If not i’d go with above and get the right chainset.

    tpbiker
    Member

    New complete chainset was the other option, bit expensive, but probably cheaper overall if I can sell the other one.

    Bigger cassette an option, but will be taking bike to alps in summer, so need all the gears I can have.

    Baznav
    Member

    Just man up and get fitter. 😆

    cynic-al
    Member

    Triple!

    Remove inner when you need to look cool.

    faz083
    Member

    It’s brand new it’ll go for loads on eBay. I’d even be tempted to have it off you? Then just pay the difference and get a compact on Merlin

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

The topic ‘Road Gearing – will this work?’ is closed to new replies.