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Topic - Bike manufacturers

Chay - on 22 Nov 2012
Hi All,

Had a few people recently asking me for advice on cheap road bikes, many of which come with ridiculous chainsets! why?!

I've not been cycling that long, and next year will be my first really serious year road racing. On my road bike, I have a 50,39,30 triple crankset and I'm pretty happy with that- The bikes they showed me had some really silly chain rings on them, some had the smallest ring as 42!!!! How many newbie cyclist can push those sorts of gears up hills! Even a compact 50,34 would be tough for a first bike!


Anyone understand the thinking behind manufacturers doing this on bikes that are obviously aimed at newbies? Once you upgrade, I found that you don't so many bikes with strange set ups on.

GB
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