I know this question is a bit like "how long is a piece of string" but I'm curious (and a little naive) as to what combination of Sprockets I need on a Cassette.
After a successful Melbourne Cup I have been given the green light to go ahead with the purchase of some new wheels. I think I've narrowed down the wheel selection, however the selection of the Cassette is proving a little more difficult.
I've decide to go with the Dura-Ace 7900 10 Speed Cassette, however there is quite a choice for sprocket combo.
I'm running 53-39T up front and my current wheels are 12-23T and this combo seems ok and seems sufficient for climbing and fast flats and downhills.
My first thoughts were to just get the Dura-Ace equivalent 12-23. But is this an opportunity to change things up for the better.....That and my usual online store doesn't have the 12-23 in stock.
My search online didn't really clear things up for me so I thought I'd put it out there for comment. Happy to hear all sides of the story and what works best for who and what.
At this stage I'm leaning towards the 11-23.......
Fair call. It just sounded like it was something you were prepared to do often. Obviously the climbing speaks for itself.
Still I guess it depends on the course. I would assume it is not common practice on fairly flat courses.
Yeah you're right, big ringing it most of the time when above 32k's.