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On my MTB big at front meant pretty much only half way up the cluster, small at front = half the other way. Middle ring the whole shebang.
Is there a similar protocol on a roadie?
The chain slipped riding to work this morning and the chain was a bit crossed over. Could that be the reason (bike is new as of last Saturday)
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crosschaining can sap power and add wear - basically the more you crosschain, the more pronounced those effects will be. there's no hard limit.
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RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
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Hate leaving the big ring!... Cross chaining 39 to the 11 is a bit silly .
It is a non issue.
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Big -> big, faster wear, again, as others have mentioned not really a problem.
Just not worth worrying about.
If you are in big-big a lot, next time you change the rear cassette/chainrings opt for something with more range.
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