Campagnolo 30 speeder & 52-36

ProRaceMechanic

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Dec 31, 2009
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Matsumoto
I don't want the triple, but I would appreciate a Standard crank with a 37 on the back. It would look fugly, but nice for races like Gunma where you could really gain ground with a 52, but also need a climbing gear.
 

FarEast

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May 25, 2009
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WHAT?

Mate Guman can be race with a 52 and a 28 rear cassette, honestly I hate climbing but have had pretty good results at Gunma.

Go ride Shuzneji - you'll know what climbing is all about!
 

Gunjira

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Oct 2, 2009
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Agree, I rode Gunma with a 39:28 minimum and barely even used the 28 apart from the uphill hairpin (until the second half when my fd refused to shift down from the 53)
 

ProRaceMechanic

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Matsumoto
I rode the course with a low gear of 34-27. I would have liked the 28. I don't think I would be able to keep a high cadence climbing with a 39-28. I would like a 53-39 with 30 in the back. 37 would be nice for mountain climbing. I am nearly positive I will be dropping my compact crank next year, but I will need a really low gear for those mountain tempo days. It will probably be with Sram or Shimano though.
 

FarEast

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How about you just hit the gym in the off season and push medium weight with high reps?