Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

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Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

Postby flow.rider » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi,

I've been doing a bit of training at the Reservoir Valedrome on my road bike.
I'm was wondering what gear(s) should I be in to simulate a track bikes gear?
I have a compact crankset.

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Re: Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

Postby DoogleDave » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Looking at THIS, which is running a 48/17 (which is 74.2 gear inches) on 700x23c wheels, your closest ratio's (according to the Sheldon Brown calculator) would be either your 50/18 (73 gear inches) or 34/12 (74.5 gear inches).

Though I'm sure the track riders amongst us can confirm or advise accordingly.

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Re: Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:04 pm

You should be looking for something between high 80s and low 100s (gear inches). 50/15 gives you 90, 50/14 gives you 92. Try those.
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Re: Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

Postby flow.rider » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:26 am

Thanks.
Much appreciated.
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Re: Track bike / Road bike - Gear equivalent?

Postby scotto » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:00 am

what he said
without knowing your size, power etc, look at 86-92 gear inches. outdoor tracks generally a bit lower geared due to wind , surface etc.
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