Hey lads saw a neat bike today at the LBS. Masi Randonneur Speciale 650b...1850 usd. Nice columbus tubing, full fenders and designed for these weirdo baloony wtb 650b tanwalls...Masis have been shipping with these leglet 48t cranks but on this one it makes a bit more sense.
>>1683732Do you know what this meme is supposed to mean at all or are you such a frail example of a human being that pushing a 48t chainring downhill is really endangering your joints?
>>1683691>cable discpicrel>>1683737what's the point of a 48t chainring for going downhill, grandma?
>>1683691great thread faggot
>>1683750I liked it. I went to my bike shop today and it caught my eye.Idk if it would beat a marin 4 corners or lht for touring but it was a QT3.14.I thought we'd want to talk about bikes and seeing a Masi in a pandemic was a shocker.
>>1683737>tfw 43 mph on 48x16
I ride 46/30T and it is just perfect for my area where 12-18% climbs are the norm
>>1683787Where is that the norm if I may inquire?
>>1684647A hilly area in Europe
>>1683787if by perfect you mean EXPLODING KNEES then yeah sure
>>1684651>we're calling subcompacts exploding knees nowthe state of /n/
>>1684655S P I NT OW I N
>>1684655lol my bad, I thought by 46/30 he meant his lowest chainring/cog combinationyou know how /n/ likes to boast about pushing heavy gears
>>1684651you could have 34t on the back, that's a pretty fucking low gear on a road bike
>>1684650Yea ok but where ?
>>1684665can't say exactly, I've been gangstalked in the past
>>1684664I have 40T in the back because 34T on slippy gravel and dirt climbs wasn't enough>>1684666Fuck off belzebub, you're not me
>>1684666Well don’t tell exactly, i‘m just curious where you have these gradients as a norm. Certainly not in any major mountain range on significant roads.
>>1684668>on significant roadsDid I tell you anywhere I ride on the road? That is a fucking massacre, going on the road inside the village is already fucking suicide!I ride gravel and dirt roads, forest trails, the most roadie resembling is bike paths, paved or compacted
>>1684661Ok retard listen up: XX/YY denotes a chainring set. YYxZZ denotes a gear combo. WW-UU denotes a cogset. XX/YY x WW-UU is the entire gearing of a bicycle.
>>1684666Satanic trips.Hell probably does have some steep climbs.