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thx1138
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PostPosted: 14:45 - 11 Oct 2021    Post subject: Just bought... Reply with quote

https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/x-caliber/x-caliber-7/p/33194/

picking up tomorrow
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PostPosted: 15:13 - 11 Oct 2021    Post subject: Re: Just bought... Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/x-caliber/x-caliber-7/p/33194/

picking up tomorrow


Did someone put the sprockets on the wrong way round? Shocked
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PostPosted: 15:19 - 11 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 30 tooth front chain ring will be a problem.
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PostPosted: 23:07 - 11 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hydraulic brakes, nice Thumbs Up
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 12:47 - 12 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
The 30 tooth front chain ring will be a problem.


Why?
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PostPosted: 16:46 - 12 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chain ring being small will limit how fast you can go.

1x gearing is great for convenience however when you've got a 46 or 51 tooth gear on the rear cassette, front chain rings could do with being a bit bigger.

On bikes with three front chainrings they would usually be 22/32/42 or 24/34/44 or 26/36/46 so a single 30 tooth chain ring will restrict how fast you can go.

I replaced the 30 tooth chain ring on mine and now have a 36 tooth one which still isn't as big as I'd like the chain ring to be. Sad
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 20:52 - 12 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
The chain ring being small will limit how fast you can go.



oh, yeah i know that, not bothered though

I got a bunch of other bikes that do speed, this is just for bridleways and shit in the winter
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PostPosted: 21:16 - 13 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

though to be fair, the lowest gears are very silly, legs spinning not moving at all Laughing should be good for hill climbing though
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PostPosted: 21:33 - 13 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where's the battery?
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PostPosted: 21:38 - 13 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that low really. My bike has a slightly smaller first gear than that and I was using it a fair bit to spin up the climbs at Glentress last week.
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 21:55 - 13 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

recman wrote:
Where's the battery?


sadly, I can't afford a decent eMTB just yet
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PostPosted: 23:49 - 13 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

EuropeanNC30Rider wrote:
It's not that low really. My bike has a slightly smaller first gear than that and I was using it a fair bit to spin up the climbs at Glentress last week.

How big is the chainring?
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PostPosted: 20:13 - 14 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I binned that stupid plastic spoke guard thing, was rattling around and annoying me on my first proper trail ride then came lcompletely loose., so cut it off.
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PostPosted: 21:09 - 14 Oct 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never understood the need for a spoke guard. Thinking

Sure, if the derailleur is set incorrectly, then you could possibly shift up past the biggest sprocket, but otherwise it's impossible for the chain to just slip off the biggest sprocket into the spokes.
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