## What gearing do pro cyclists use

Pros often use a **55×11-tooth high gear** for time trials. On flat or rolling stages they might have 53/39T chainrings with an 11-21T cassette. In moderate mountains they switch to a large cog of 23T or 25T. These days, they've joined the big-gear revolution like many recreational riders.

## What cassettes do Tour de France riders use

Wider Range Cassettes

I also spotted a lot of **Shimano 11-28 cassettes** (and some of the new 30t Dura Ace 9100 cassettes), and even a few of SRAM's WiFLi 11-32 cassettes. Despite the reasonable cassettes, Tour rides still primarily use 39/52 chainrings for road stages.

## What gearing does Chris Froome use

Gearing consisted of 52/38 chainrings, and an 11-28 cassette, which he turned at an average cadence of 97rpm. Using this information, and some complicated maths, we can estimate that Froome spent most of his time using a **38×21 gear ratio**.

## What is the best gear ratio for cycling

For flat places, a ratio of **2.6 to 3.0** is ideal for most people. The lower value of this range, with a cadence of 90 rpm, will allow us to ride around 30km/h, while the upper, 34km/h. If you're just starting out on your adventure on a single speed or fixed gear bike, a gear ratio of around 2.7-2.8 will be ideal.

## What gearing do Tour de France riders use

A **53/39t chainset is common**, with a smaller 36t inner chainring available for mountain stages. Cassette options include two choices, an 11-29t and 11-32t. Campagnolo's latest groupset is 12-speed , and one benefit is that the first seven sprockets go up in single increments.

## What gear does Chris Froome use

Using this information, and some complicated maths, we can estimate that Froome spent most of his time using a **38×21 gear ratio**.

## How many gears should a touring bike have

However, most touring and mountain bicycles use a 'triple' front crankset and 8 or 9 rear cogs to give you **24 to 27 different touring bicycle gearing**. The rear cogs or cassettes that are suitable for touring bicycles usually have a 12 tooth smallest cog for 8 speed systems or 11 tooth for 9 speed systems.

## What gear ratio is best for climbing

A common setup on a road bike adapted for climbing is a compact road crankset with 50-34 chainrings and an 11-32 cassette, which gives a lowest gear of 34:32 or a ratio of **1.06:1**.

## What gearing Did Lance Armstrong use

Because of his high cadence pedalling style, Lance generally uses smaller gears. He has been known to use custom cassettes for special climbing stages with **21-22-23 cogs**.Jun 27, 2005

## What is the best gearing for hill climbing

All other things being equal, the **34T sprocket on the 11-34T cassette** is going to give you the easiest gear. If your bike is currently fitted with an 11-28T cassette, switching to an 11-34T cassette will make climbing less of a struggle.