Author Topic: Gearing  (Read 2329 times)

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Gearing
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2019, 10:42:29 pm »
Hmmm, sounds like it’s possibly not a nice enough feature to justify splurging £120 on a new battery... maybe I’ll just leave it until the battery needs replacing anyway.

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: Gearing
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2019, 11:03:05 pm »
I’d like Synchro Shift on my bike but it would require a battery upgrade. Do you reckon it would be worthwhile?

It's nice but the shift between rings is still pretty clunky plus I usually find myself manually shifting the rear derailleur to something else straight after the synchro shift.

In other words, it's nice that it forces you to shift the front derailleur at the right time but it's still a long way from seamless sequential shifting.

If you don't like the default gear it shifts to when switching rings you can change it.

Accelerating a full tilt and changing up through the gears has just worked seamlessly for me.


FifeingEejit

  • Not Small just Far Away at the back
Re: Gearing
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2019, 11:17:57 pm »
I’d like Synchro Shift on my bike but it would require a battery upgrade. Do you reckon it would be worthwhile?

It's nice but the shift between rings is still pretty clunky plus I usually find myself manually shifting the rear derailleur to something else straight after the synchro shift.

In other words, it's nice that it forces you to shift the front derailleur at the right time but it's still a long way from seamless sequential shifting.

If you inevitably have to change gear, and the pattern is always the same you can get the PC hooked up and adjust to suit.

I used Synchro for a bit, but never really got on with not knowing when it was going to change on the front, though had I persevered maybe I'd have got the hang of it.

This thread has now got me thinking about gearing... what sort of size and steepness are the rollers? I have a selection of 11-30T cassettes, and do sometimes find myself between gears on the flat.
Like am I going to run out of legs on the way up one and then wish I had the 30T on the way back up??

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Gearing
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2019, 11:20:31 pm »
I did the Kent Invicta Grimpeur on Sunday and was very, very glad for my 34-32 combo for the top of York's Hill! Might have been able to grind it in 34-30 but 34-28 would have required getting off and pushing.
that's fine, however nothing to do with pbp..

Whoops wrong gearing thread :facepalm:

I'd definitely stick with the same combo for PBP anyway, for those bits when you're going doolally from fatigue and you start hearing funny noises.
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Re: Gearing
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2019, 11:51:59 pm »
If you inevitably have to change gear, and the pattern is always the same you can get the PC hooked up and adjust to suit.

I haven't figured out if it's actually wrong or just me being fidgetty. I need to do some experimentation.

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I used Synchro for a bit, but never really got on with not knowing when it was going to change on the front, though had I persevered maybe I'd have got the hang of it.

I have the mountain bike Junction A (SC-MT800) which beeps on the last normal shift before the front derailleur shifts. This seems like an essential feature, but I don't think the road junction A even can beep.

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: Gearing
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2019, 01:35:46 am »
Get the wireless nodule and pair it with your Garmin. The garmin beeps when next shift is front and also at the end of the entire gear range. You can also then configure and update firmware over Bluetooth - I’ve been doing this with my phone.  I’ve adjusted the shifting to work better for sequential changes (I hope) with the new gearing. Not tried it yet.