38T Chainring

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by juanteal, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. juanteal

    juanteal New Member

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    Shimano recommends no more than a 14 tooth difference between the chainrings on an Ultegra/DA drivetrain (e.g. 53/39 maximum).

    But, Salsa offers a 38T chainring-- does anyone think it's worth a try? Will one less tooth help me climb without making me a mechanical mess?

    I'm gonna be racing Cat 3 pretty actively, but don't want to run a 25 in back, which I normally do (I'm a bad climber, no way around that).
     
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  2. ant evans

    ant evans New Member

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    Why don't you want to run a 25 in back? Apart from Shimano's inflexible cluster configurations, that is?
     
  3. steve

    steve Administrator
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    A 25 would be that bad on a 9 or 10 speed cassette
     
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