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    Improve gearing

    I bought a Specialized Sirrus X 3.0 this year during COVID and have been enjoying it but have made a few upgrades to make it a bit more comfortable. I was thinking of improving the gearing. Its currently a 1x9 which is ok but I don't really use the granny gear , curious of any recommendations to the below setup. I will eventually move to a road bike but want to enjoy this one as long as possible but just try to get a little faster with the right gearing. I may also change the crank, the stock one seems to losen up once and a while and creeks on the left side. Thanks in advance


    SHIFT LEVERSmicroSHIFT Advent, 9-speed

    REAR DERAILLEURmicroSHIFT Advent, 1x9 w/ clutch

    CASSETTEmicroSHIFT Advent, 9-speed, 11-42t

    CHAINRINGS40T, Narrow-wide Steel

    BOTTOM BRACKETThreaded BSA 68mm

    CHAINKMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link




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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    You use the 42/11 a lot? How fast are you riding?
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    I attached my averages from my last long ride. I feel like I'm pedaling at a pretty good pace and road bikes just cruise by effortlessly LOL I dont plan on trying to beat a road bike, just get better gearing than stock. ill upgrade to a road bike once I out grow this one. Thanks

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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    I don't know why you think changing your 'gearing' will make you faster. Not gonna happen.

    ETA: Your avg cadence is kinda low. 72 avg means you're spending a considerable amount of time w/ a significantly lower cadence.
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    If you get in the '11' and you pedal 80rpm, your do'in 23mph. Those roadie's will not just ride by you. At 60 rpm, your doing 17.5mph.
    Your problem isn't the gearing it's your legs.
    Most pedal somewhere in that range. If you put a bigger chainring on, you can pick up some top speed, if you can put out more power. But if you just getting started, your better off learning to spin more, it's better.

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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    If you get in the '11' and you pedal 80rpm, you're do'in 23mph. Those roadie's will not just ride by you. At 60 rpm, you're doing 17.5mph.
    Your problem isn't the gearing it's your legs.
    Most pedal somewhere in that range. If you put a bigger chainring on, you can pick up some top speed, if you can put out more power. But if you're just getting started, you're better off learning to spin more, it's better.
    Seriously...you don't know how this works?
    #promechaniclife

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Seriously...you don't know how this works?
    Un-trainable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Seriously...you don't know how this works?
    Maybe you just assumed said poster made mistake without actually reading? Which usually isn't a bad bet but I don't see any problem with what you put in bold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Maybe you just assumed said poster made mistake without actually reading? Which usually isn't a bad bet but I don't see any problem with what you put in bold.
    Those are the corrections. The original "quoted" post is above for reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    Those are the corrections. The original "quoted" post is above for reference.
    ah, thanks for clearing that up for me.

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    I'm going with 'difficult to train'.
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