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Would it be a huge difference if I dropped from a 48x17 to 48x15?
I was thinking of trying something new but I'm my sure what gear to change too.
It's pretty flat around here for the most part but there are some hills.
I ride break less and clipless style pedals
     
July 18, 2013 05:59 AM
Yeah it'd be noticeable. It's not always fun I'll tell you that.
     
July 18, 2013 06:12 AM
How bad is it? Will it be really hard to slow down? I'm not much of a skidding person
     
July 18, 2013 06:19 AM
It's going to be incredibly different.
     
July 18, 2013 06:37 AM
48x15 isn't that bad, but that's me. Difference will be huge between the two gears. Stick with the 48x17. Spin to win.
     
July 18, 2013 07:25 AM
brembilla
From: CA, Irvine (previously SJ)
429 posts
8 bikes
you're going to fuck up your knees, i race on 48-1. you dont need that. i know dudes that run 48-19 on the street and they're beast
     
July 19, 2013 07:55 PM

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