- Aug 11, 2010
That's what I was thinking, but wouldn't it be too much of a hassle to have to change cranksets if I wanted to race?alfeng said:Quote:Originally Posted by amazinmets73 .What's your opinion on running a 53-39 on a cross bike?
For 'CX racing' 53[COLOR=FF00AA]/[/COLOR]39 creates gearing which is much too steep (i.e., impractically high gearing which would not be used during a CX race) ...
For 'normal' use on the road, Why not use your Chorus crankset & its 53[COLOR=FF00AA]/[/COLOR]39 Chainrings?
- strong CX riders typically had a 48t outer Chainring [COLOR=FF00AA]+[/COLOR] 39t-or-38t inner Chainring ... some CX riders now just race with a single Chainring (42t-or-44t, I presume)