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Re: tell me about the crux
« Reply #120 on: October 02, 2012, 01:54:17 AM »

I'm running 38/46 with an 11-26 or 28 (i have a surplus of 28t cassettes, i'd run 12-25 or 26 if i had them). I don't think i've ever used the 11 except training  on the road. I've done races where I've never left the little ring, even back when it was a 36. If I didn't use my cross bike as a bad weather bike in the winter I'd seriously consider going to a single ring.

cool. thanks.

38x25 = 42x27. i can put 12-27 on there if i need to. i was actually thinking i wouldn't mind the bigger jumps...i figured the efforts will be shorter and fine-tuning the gearing won't be as big a deal. in fact, when i want to shift i'm guessing it will be a couple gears at a time. just a guess, though.

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Re: tell me about the crux
« Reply #121 on: October 02, 2012, 08:39:20 AM »
in fact, when i want to shift i'm guessing it will be a couple gears at a time. just a guess, though.

I think that is probably a pretty good guess. I've never really thought about it much, but I do think that I mostly settle into a gear on the course and then only shift when coming into a set of uphill barriers, sand, etc and in those cases it is usually more than one gear at a time.