If I want low gearing without resorting to a triple, but dont want big gaps between gears, a compact is the way to go. I rode the same climb in Italy in 2004 & 2005. In 2004 I was on 42/25 and over geared, in 2005 34/25 and comfortable. More importantly there was a smaller gap between the gears making it possible to climb in the 19 or 21 with a couple of gears below for the steeper sections.C-40 said:I don't get it. Suddenly everyone can't handle standard road bike gearing. Uless a 39/27 low isn't low enough there are only disadvantages.
No, they don't make it. They do make a compact, but it is neither Dura Ace or Ultegra. It is a stand alone item. I have it and like like it.mechanical g said:Do they make it?
If not What compact crank should I get?
Are all bottom brackets that have the bearings on the out side compatible?
Can I use a Dura Ace BB with a FSA crank for example?