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Old 01-03-2012, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Will shift kit help with strong headwinds?

Having optimum pedal gear ratios and the willingness to pedal will greatly enhance the riding experience on these!
Gear cluster and 50+T crank sprocket, keep pedaling at 28

As for shift kits, setting a shift kit up so that you can contribute your pedal power at the optimum time is the way to go. By default, the shift-kit puts your "pedal" redline way below the HP peak. To counter that you must run a huge (60+) outer crank sprocket to increase the engine gear reduction.
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