Top end cruising suffered a bit, but I could still do gravel road speed bursts up to 86 mph(gps). For the nasty rocky stuff here in New England, I would rev out in second, but not be able to have enough forward speed for third.
Now I can haul in third and lug in second. 1st is a good approach gear now.
Did the 380 mile ass burner yesterday and the gearing worked well, but it was just a bit peaky on the tarmac. Speed limit in Vermont is 50mph, but I usually ride at 65... the simple solution is to ride the speed limit, but thats no fun
I think for extended tarmac travel with moderate trails, a 15/49 might be the best compromise. I'll try and throw the 15t cs on this week and give her a go.
I was climbing a nasty,rocky,loamy section and field modified my shift lever
It lasted about 4 miles until a log snagged it in a mud hole.
I said screw it and rode the final 220 miles shifting with the nub