Surrey Hills….quite do-able with 2x10spd?
ive gone 2×9, ditched the 32 and 44 and put on a 36 to give me 22-36 on the front with a 11-34 on the rear.
I find it a really good spread and only lost a few ratios vs having a 44 on there so never find myself spinning out but helps me on the dartmoor hills being a mortal.Posted 4 years ago
I’m ok at going up hills unless they’re ridiculously steep, and I ride Leith and Holmbury areas usually a couple of times a week. Really thinking about ditching my triple for 2×10. How do you all fair with the hills round here, and what ratios are best for going up but still allowing me to pedal down without my legs zooming round at 100mph?Posted 4 years ago
I’m ok at going up hills unless they’re ridiculously steep, and I ride Leith and Holmbury areas usually a couple of times a week. Really thinking about ditching my triple for 2×10
Depends if you usually climb in the ring you remove you will now be a bit slower or if that ring was the granny and you remove it walking a bit morePosted 4 years ago
best 2x for me was to drop the big keep the granny and up the middle to 36 which was the biggest gap I could get. What you use depends on what your used to and how you go with cadence. Best way is to try it out, dropping the big is easy. If you can cope with whats left then thats fine, if not up the rings that are left.
BB mounted guides work well so long as you have a BB spacer to take out.Posted 4 years ago
It’s one of the tracks off the side of Ranmore. It has the remains of a burnt out Landrover about half way up it. I’ve heard of a couple of people doing it with triple chainsets but it’s sooooo steep and in the wet would be a real challenge over all the roots. You could strap an engine to my bike and I still wouldn’t be able to make it up. I was forced to create my own ‘clutched’ rear mech this morning with cable ties because the spring broke on mine at Summer Lightning. This meant riding it single speed back. How do you guys do it?Posted 4 years ago
It’s one of the tracks off the side of Ranmore. It has the remains of a burnt out Landrover about half way up it. I’ve heard of a couple of people doing it with triple chainsets but it’s sooooo steep and in the wet would be a real challenge over all the roots. You could strap an engine to my bike and I still wouldn’t be able to make it up.
So the 1×10 thing is a complete red herring? You will also struggle to get up a vertical wall.
That’s not Surrey Hills anyway 😉Posted 4 years ago
1×10 – not only the Surrey hills but everywhere, 32T front with 11-36 cassette
Then you’d have been pushing a lot on our ride today, and tbh on most of the steep stuff around here.
And no way could you get up the BW climb that comes up to Leith Tower from the Coldharbour side with that gearing.Posted 4 years ago
The AONB yes, but not the part of the Greensand Ridge innit? Was only joking anyway.
Unrideable hills in Surrey
Can’t imagine how so many folk manage riding 1×9 in Scotland,the Lakes,the Peak district,Yorkshire etc etc etc
There are plenty, the one Bruce mentions is not one however!Posted 4 years ago
You’re kidding Bruce? I could do that in a 42t when I ran a double.
Nick, do we mean the same climb? I’m talking about the very steep bit near the top, from the small saddle – most seem to either come a different way or push as it’s a granny climb for 99% of the rest.
Except mega-gods I guess 😉Posted 4 years ago
Well no one’s chosen a ratio they don’t think is a good compromise, so it’s pretty pointless to tell everyone what you have is best!
I have only come across a couple of climbs that would’ve been easier with an easier gear. That’s not to say everything is rideable on 1×10, but I don’t find it a hindrance, and in the Surrey Hills I find it perfect.Posted 4 years ago
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