Sunday, January 18, 2009

Drivetrain Setup

Richard said...

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

Reply:

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 spd setup. 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.

Compact Gearing Charts

12 comments:

richard said...

thank you so much ill do some shopping ths week

richard said...

found some shimano 50/34 gunna go to store tommorow to look for cassette prices..

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

richard, I think there is a 11/28 cassette that's out there now. check with raymond next time. i know he uses that setup.

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

i switched to a 11-28 (sram) & was able to keep my short dérailleur so try it out.

richard said...

just got back from my morning ride with my new setup
50/34 shimano compact
and 12-25t in the rear

when i come across a used 27t ill put it on.

but i can tell the huge difference i can really spin much more
thx for the info

JohnnyBoy said...

dude that didn't take long :). Have you tried a good climb yet?

johnV said...

Richard,if your off friday am around 9:00am lets do some climbing redwood rd or palomares.call me 510-461-2824

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

JohnV, sama ako jan. :) will give you a buzz Friday AM

johnV said...

Siclista,May be the ride on friday will rain so lets see,give me a call 8:30 am if the weather permits..cell#510/461/2824

Jack Ibagbaga (also known as) Batillog said...

rain in the morning. i'm out for this Friday ride.

richard said...

i heard forte makes a cassete for about 30 bucks gunna look today for a 12-27t


i have to work today johnyV

steve-brehaut said...

Last year when I bought my Specialized Roubaix Compact I soon found I needed more climbing gears. I put an IRD Shimano 11-30T set that has made going up Old La Honda Road much more possible. Works great and no other things to swap, just change cassettes.

http://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html