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Author Topic: Standard or Compact???  (Read 5543 times)
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« on: December 13, 2009, 04:40:39 AM »

I'm building a new bike (Cervelo Soloist) and I'm about to buy a Groupset (very likely Ultegra SL).

My current bike a 2001 Klein Quantum (this will become my spare bike) which I've been riding for 8yrs runs 53/39 and 12/25.

Like the rest of us I'm not getting any younger (I'm mid 40's) don't have any issues with the hills where I live (the hills are short and shallow) and have on occasion wished I had a higher gear.

So should I buy another standard and stick with 12/25 and maybe buy a spare 11/23 or be sensible, give in to the biological clock and go for a compact with 12/23.

It will be used for pleasure and the odd triathlon.
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