- sram x7 s1400 24-38 off T129s Question ?
I hired a couple of bikes at weekend that seem to climb better than mine, so was just wondering about trying lower gearing to see how it went. I’ve also noticed on some spec’ sheet that the 2014 version of my bike comes with 22-36 but I may be wrong, I was just keen to maybe give it a go. On the other hand I may need to just get fitter 🙂Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
On the other hand I may need to just get fitter
I can’t believe that ‘climbing better’ was caused by having lower gearing available, imo if you’re in the granny ring and up the top of the cassette then it’s time to either get stronger or walk as it’ll be quicker.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
I think its the geometry of the bike as I end up pulling wheelies TBH..
Having ridden a T129s, I can say its a good climber for a mid travel FS bike. If you’re pulling wheelies lean forward more, possibly lower your bars a bit, and check the rear shock pressure isn’t too soft for your weight.Posted 4 years agorollsroyceMember
I’ve got the same bike, being honest I think going to a 22 would be a waste of money and time. When I first got it I did find it more difficult than my old 26er with a 32/22 but now I’m climbing most stuff in the 38! I’m going to go 1×10 with a 32 on the front at some point. It’ll hurt at first but i should get used to that too. I live and ride in the lakes mainly so lots of tough climbs here.Posted 4 years ago
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