I applaud the coming of ‘adventure’ geared cranks and kudos to Shimano for finally jumping in. I think that the 46/30 is a nice thing to have for a large segment of the gravel population, bike packers, etc. Unfortunately, if it is not perfect for your needs, it’s not like you get a chance to choose a different crank set-up when you buy your bike, forcing you to make what could be a costly swap to get what you want.
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But frankly neither one are what I want. What would I want? How about a 46/36 or 46/34 with an 11-40 rear cassette? Not with the components I have though, unless I could make it work with something like Wolftooth’s Road Link, but with 2x, I still have to deal with the capacity of the rear derailleur to handle chain slack.
A Look At Gearing For Gravel- Part 1: by Grannygear When I was building up my first gravel bike, the V2 Salsa Warbird, I was a bit perplexed on what gearing to run. Generally speaking, there are two types of gearing…road and MTB… and they are certainly not the same. The Warbird was obviously not […]