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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    gearing and speed

    i put my bike together and have been riding 14 miles a day for 3 months.

    wasnt getting any faster......i was always on the big front spocket and using 21-25 on the cass.i just thought thats what i had to do to go faster.....and this is all road riding because we have no trails.

    well tonight i adjusted my cable on front derailer because it was rubbing....and started using the middle ring......i was spinning faster and going faster.

    i know kinda lame........what gears are people training in on the road.

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    dru is offline
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    Sep 2006
    You can use all the ones on the back if you are in the middle up front. In the big one you can use 6 or so of the outermost ones without issue.

    As for what gears it depends on wind, hills, how tired, how fit, knobbies or slicks, road bike, or mountain. You want to train/ride in a range between 80 and 100 rpm, at what ever speed you feel like pushing on a given day. Put your bike in a gear that allows you to run in that RPM range.

    Hope this helps.

    occasional cyclist

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