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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:38 pm 
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32 is for wimps :lol:


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I didn't realise cassettes came up to 34s :shock: - no wonder I have issues climbing.

Is this what it looks like mounted?


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proper dinner plates they are! :lol:

nice picture!

you get about 10cm for 17 crank revolutions


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There are the mental Shimano Megarange cassettes that are normal until you reach the biggest cog and it's a hoooooge jump up to it. The biggest is about a 34 and the next one down looks like around a 26.


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This one

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/shimano/mega-range-hg-40-freewheel-14-34-7-speed-ec006132

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I'd run the 36t. Should be low enough for most stuff, but will give you a bit of speed on the flat/downhill.

I have a 36t on my 1x7 Kona :)


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it's only a 6% jump in ratios between 32 and 34... but switching from 32 to 36 would be noticeable (12% jump)... depends whether you need (with an 11-32 cassette) a 26"-76" range (32 ring), 28"-80" (34 ring) or 29"-85" (36 ring)... if you never used really your granny ring in the past then maybe try 34 or 36 ring with an 11-34 cassette :? numbers numbers numbers... I run 32 tooth with 11-34 cassette but have a 34 stashed if I end up using the high gears a lot (only ridden bike in question once so far!)


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The Ken wrote:
I didn't realise cassettes came up to 34s :shock: - no wonder I have issues climbing.

Is this what it looks like mounted?


More or less ,yes :D
Not on that rather sexy machine though :wink:


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it's only a 6% jump in ratios between 32 and 34... but switching from 32 to 36 would be noticeable (12% jump)... depends whether you need (with an 11-32 cassette) a 26"-76" range (32 ring), 28"-80" (34 ring) or 29"-85" (36 ring)... if you never used really your granny ring in the past then maybe try 34 or 36 ring with an 11-34 cassette :? numbers numbers numbers... I run 32 tooth with 11-34 cassette but have a 34 stashed if I end up using the high gears a lot (only ridden bike in question once so far!)


i dont know what you just said?


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cyfa2809 wrote:
Dead Rats wrote:
it's only a 6% jump in ratios between 32 and 34... but switching from 32 to 36 would be noticeable (12% jump)... depends whether you need (with an 11-32 cassette) a 26"-76" range (32 ring), 28"-80" (34 ring) or 29"-85" (36 ring)... if you never used really your granny ring in the past then maybe try 34 or 36 ring with an 11-34 cassette :? numbers numbers numbers... I run 32 tooth with 11-34 cassette but have a 34 stashed if I end up using the high gears a lot (only ridden bike in question once so far!)


i dont know what you just said?
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