Is a 52 36 crankset good?

“With 52/36 and 11-28t, the gear range is increased both up and down the range (compared to 50-34 and 11-25t), while maintaining adequate shifting. “Plus, a 52/36 chainring combination is still mechanically efficient for the front derailleur.”

What cassette has 53/39 crankset?

All of these sizes are compatible with the same cassette and derailleur combinations. So, for example, if your bike has a 53/39 chainset and a 11-30 cassette, your easiest gear, 39-30, has a speed of 15.0 km/h at 90 rpm compared to a speed of 13.2 km/h with a compact chainset and the same cassette.

What is a 53/39 crankset?

Standard cranks have 53/39 gearing, meaning they have a 39-tooth small ring and a 53-tooth big ring. Ring is short for chainring, which is what the front gears are called that are bolted to the cranks. Compact cranksets are preferred for climbing races or for people who like to ride fast but not race.

Can you run 53 36 chainrings?

So yes, on a 6800 (also 9000 Dura-Ace & 5800 105) you can run a 36/53 combination. That said, the 53 is ramped to match a 39T small ring, so shifting will suffer slightly .

Can a 52 34 chainring run?

52-34 will work but the problem is that when on the 34 the chain will start catching on the big ring up front when you are in the two smallest cogs of the cassette, I ran a bike for years like it.

What does the 52 36 MT mean on an Ultegra chainring?

A semi-compact chainset, sometimes called mid-compact or faux pro, has a 52-tooth outer chainring and a 36-tooth inner chainring. This means that the biggest gears aren’t quite as big as those of a 53/39 chainset but they’re not far off, and they’re larger than those of a compact.

Can I use 52 34 chainrings?

What is an 11 32 cassette?

The rear cassette is 11 speed 11-32. This means there are 11 cogs ranging from 11 teeth up to 32 teeth (the exact cogs are 11/12/13/14/16/18/20/22/25/28/32). The combination of your selected chainring and cog determine the gear ratio.

What is a 52 36 crankset?

How does a chain catcher work?

A chain catcher is an incredibly simple tool that addresses these issues. They come in a few forms, but they all do the same thing: they stop your chain from falling off the chainring onto the frame. This thin length of aluminum attaches directly to the front derailleur and extends downwards to prevent chain dropping.

What’s the difference between 52 / 36 and 50 / 34 crankset?

Following up on this enlightening answer, I would like to know the differences between 50/34 (compact), 52/36 (mid-compact) and 53/39 (standard). The cassette I am choosing is 11-32 to give me a wider flavour of gears but normally I don’t use the lower (bigger teeth sprocket) gears, I’ve just trained like this.

Which is better 52 / 36 or 53 / 39?

While it is nice to have an easier climbing gear, the jump in ratio between 52/36 is much larger than 53/39, and I find I need to shift 3-4 cogs to get into a ratio similar to the one I was just in, compared to 2 cogs on a 53/39.

Is the 53 / 39 chainset a standard crankset?

The 53/39 chainset is now a rarity outside the professional peloton. The last bike we tested that came equipped with one was in 2017, so we should probably stop calling it a standard crankset, because it isn’t.

Which is better 52 / 36 or 53 / 39 chainrings?

[NordicSkier] [ In reply to ] 52/36 is ok if you are a bit weaker cyclist. I run a 52/36, but also like to spin. So I can pedal my 52/11 at 110-120 rpms before coasting at 42mph. And having a 36/28 up mountains is great to keep my cadence above 70.

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