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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:31 am 
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Tell you what though, on the club ride i did last sunday at Wooler Common i was jelous as hell of the lads on the new FSR bikes running 10 speed when i was on my older 99 Elite FSR, i remember me being in the easiest gear i had, my legs burning up, looking across and seeing the chap next to me still haveing another 2 easier gear choices left in reserve, fook me i was utterly destroyed.

I made it to the top, but i had to stand up to do the final 1/4 of the climb, this enabled my legs to stretch a bit more, a bit like a super slow stair climb LOL, i probably would have been faster walking up it tbh.

Extreme case though, but this is the stuff i like to ride, still sticking with 8 though, had 10 speed on the boardman, felt great but i knew it was not as durable.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Your lowest ratio is nout to do with the number of gears you have.

Change your cassette and possibly rear changing thing if you need a lower low, and you can maybe swap out yer granny ring for something with a couple less teeth and all.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:43 pm 
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i don't have any problems with 8,9 or 10 speed. As long as set up correctly it works and lasts if used correctly.


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