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Sunday, January 18, 2009
is a 50/34 compact crank good or should i find smaller or can you post a faq about a good setup for hills thank guys
50/34 is the smallest for any double crank setup, but you can go larger with your cogs, 12t/27t for Shimano without replacing your rear derailluer. If you want anything bigger than 27t your option will be a long cage rear derl which can be expensive (for larger 10spd cogs) if you have 10 spdsetup. Another option is go triple for extra gears but you have to replaced rear brake/shift lever & rear derailluer. Campi have more setup option with their double because they have 3 sizes for their rear der'l. cage. Example: Their medium cage can go for 12t/29t easily. Check link below of gear ratio comparison. I hope this answer your questions.