Choosing Appropriate Gearing for Cycling

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09/23/2005| 0 comments
by Travis Woodruff

Choosing Appropriate Gearing for Cycling

We?ve all seen Lance Armstrong spin his trademark high cadence up the mountains while his counterparts turn bigger gears.

is the most economical approach; quality cassettes will range in price from $40 on up. With a few tools, you or your mechanic will have the new cassette ready to go within five minutes. Just be sure that your rear derailleur and chain length can accommodate the larger rear cogs.

Whatever your approach, make an attempt to have the proper gearing on your bike. Not only will an appropriate climbing cadence allow greater comfort, but you'll be more efficient as well. With the right gearing, Lance will no longer be the only one able to spin up the mountains.

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