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Old 03-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #19230
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Originally Posted by elchulopadre View Post
Smaller chainrings sacrifice top speed in exchange for more options on the low end.
Actually... the 50 x 11 combo feels almost exactly like a 53 x 12 combo so you're not losing out on the top end either.

I toodled along on my cross bike this AM. It has a compact crank on it. I find myself in the big ring longer. Only shifting to the inner when the road points up.

After a few weeks of riding only the compact crank, the regular rings on my other bikes felt HUGE!!!

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