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Re: Cycle Comfort

30 January, 2014 07:37AM
Steve, don't forget that the smaller wheel of the 26" wheel bike means that in the same cog combination you do not go as far for one turn of the crank than you do with a bigger 700 wheel. The 26" wheel bike is in effect lower geared for the same cog combination. Makes them nippier but limits top speed.

One of the regular conversations in the shop is about this issue. People buy mountain bikes on knobbly tyres without being told about these things (not from me) and they come to me because it is hard work to ride on their commute to work. I change the tyres for something a bit more road friendly and they go away happy but more often than not they are back again because they want to go faster. Its at that point I have to tell them that they were very poorly advised when they bought the bike because their options for increasing the gearing are very limited. They would be better off on a 700C wheeled bike.
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