Who out there is aware that they're probably riding a bike that is significantly overgeared?
(ie: gearing that makes it tough to ride with a supple high-tempo spin, on anything but pan-flat terrain.)
Feeling under powered and grinding knees away on rolling terrain, on bikes specced with traditional gearing developed for full-time professional road racers, just seems daft. Not the uplifting and enjoyable experience it should be.
Has anyone considered the new sub-compact road chainrings that are becomming available?
with ratios like 46/30 and 48/32 they're gears that us mere mortals can live with in the hills and dales.