I'm about to have my Orange P7 converted to run an Alfine setup & the guys that will be sorting it out for me recommend a 36t chainring & 18t sprocket which is effectively a 2:1 ratio. My current setup is a single 40t chainring up front with a Shimano XT 9 speed cassette at the rear. This proves a bit of a slog when tackling steep climbs & I'm trying to figure out whether the new Alfine setup will make the climbs easier?
I've read the other posts in this forum about gear ratios but I'm struggling to understand them fully. Originally I was going to go for a 32t chainring but I've been advised against it. Any advice or comments would be really appreciated!
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