Road triple vs. Mtn. triple

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by mydbrx2, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. mydbrx2

    mydbrx2 New Member

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    Are modern road triples tough enough for touring, of is best to use tough, "heavy duty" mtn. triples.
     
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  2. lugger

    lugger New Member

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    On the front, I have a Shimano 105 triple with a 105 derailleur. Very sturdy and good quality. They work great for touring.

    The rear is where mtb components may be better for touring because they have a broader range of gears. I use a Shimano 12-32 nine-speed cassette with a Shimano Deore LX rear derailleur. The chain is a Shimano 9 speed chain.

    It all works great together.
     
  3. sogood

    sogood New Member

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    More the question is whether a road triple offers enough low end gears for a fully laden touring bike on that mountain pass climb.
     
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