Colnago Master X-light

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  1. cyclist_nc

    cyclist_nc New Member

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    Need advise for gearing setup. I am purchasing a Colnago Master X-light with Campy Record. My LBS has recommended a double front with a 12/29 rather than a triple with 11/21. I am currently living in the Washington, D.C. area which has very few long climbs. This bike will be used primarily for fast recreational riding. Doe's this setup sound reasonable?
     
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  2. martin_j001

    martin_j001 New Member

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    If it is mostly flat, the double with 12-29 would be more than sufficient. Actually, you could probably go 12-25 with no problem (this will be somewhat subjective based on your fitness though). Enjoy the bike!!!

    Jeff
     
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    ALAN OBRIEN New Member

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    well, unless you are planning on moving to or holidaying in the rockies, i would stick with an 11/21 or 11/23 set up.
    i really dont believe you'll have any need to go for the 12/29 set up.
     
  4. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    That 29 cog and a 39 small ring gives you the same low gear as a triple with a 23 cog and a 30 small ring. So what's the point to a 29? Maybe you and the shop guy need to consult a gear inch chart. Who here knows what kind of gearing you need anyway? Do you even need an 11 small cog. Most mortals don't.
     
  5. Aztec

    Aztec New Member

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    Boudreaux is right. And it won't make a difference. The triple would be handy because you'd have a tight cluster in the back, with lots of choices. But whoopdeedoo. I'd get a 13-26 with a double in front and be done with it. I lived in the DC area, and there are *very* few hills where you'd need a 29 in the rear.
     
  6. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    As some of the other posters said, I doubt you even need a 39x26 for the hills around DC, a 23 would be more than enough if my memory serves me (long time since my college days at Georgetown Univ).

    Congrats on the bike, by the way!
     
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