[Yak] Gearing for the Dolomites
rwoods at wenworld.com
Mon Aug 15 12:43:38 CDT 2005
Any Yaksters like to weigh in on gearing for the Dolomites - Mt.
Stelvio and such? I'm heading to Italy for two weeks of cycling and
am concerned that my AF gearing is inadequate - running a 19-26
cassette on a Capreo hub with 39-53 up front. I'm used to doing lots
of climbing, but with the elevation, pitches that can be 14-16
percent, I'm wondering if I ought to switch to a compact crank set.
Alternatively, I could take my NWT that's geared for touring.
Any thoughts or suggestions.
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