Gearing for hills

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Gino, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Gino

    Gino New Member

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    Hello, Iam a novice biker, and have purchased a cannondale R500 with standard equipment.I live in a predominately hilly area, and find it hard to pedal up the hills with the current gear setup. Is there an easy way to make the pedaling easier...ie smaller front rings, and/or bigger rear cluster...what would you recommend. Thank you, Gino
     
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  2. Kristian

    Kristian New Member

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    Have a 39 tooth on the front and maby look for a 23 tooth cog for the back. Possibly tripple chain ring?
     
  3. Mercxstrom

    Mercxstrom New Member

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    well 39 front ring, 25 rear cog with that u will be able to climb virtually any hill
     
  4. steve

    steve Administrator
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    39x23 or 39x25 should allow you to climb all but the hardest climbs.....what area do you live in? maybe a tripple (costly) is worth looking at?

    cheers
     
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