Should I go from 32t crank to 30t or 28t?

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Should I go from 32t crank to 30t or 28t?
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Posted: Aug 29, 2019 at 17:29 Quote
I'm rocking an old 2008 spot longboard.
It literally kills me to go up the trail in my back yard. ITS AS STEEP AS THEY COME, STEADY AND LONG. I have to take a break every 200 feet and I feel I need lower gears. It's a 9-10 speed bike. So all I can do is change the crank. On the road or flat its perfect. I never pedal going downhill and never ride it anywhere in fear of it getting stolen. So the only time I pedal is uphill.

I'm thinking about getting a 28t or a 30t from wolf tooth components.
Am I just being a pussy or will this make a world of difference?
How do 28t cranks do on flat road?

Srry I meant to say chain ring instead of crank.

Posted: Aug 29, 2019 at 19:45 Quote
You’ll find much improvement of climbing ability with a 28t chainring, even more so with an oval. Also look into a larger cassette depending on whether it’s a 9 or 10 speed. My FS has 26t ring with 9-46 cassette and I still get gassed enough to need to push the long steep climbs.

How does it do on a flat road? Don’t think it has ever seen one.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 at 0:27 Quote
flyingfin wrote:
I'm rocking an old 2008 spot longboard.
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Am I just being a pussy or will this make a world of difference?
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Both :-) It will make a world of difference, if not enough, change cassete too with larger largest cog.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 at 19:13 Quote
I switched to the 30t oval chainring which is as small as I could go...Its rocking up the mild part of the hill. The steepest part still sucks. A bit of conditioning and now I will be all the way up the mountain.

Posted: Sep 15, 2019 at 8:25 Quote
What cassette do you have on it now?

Posted: Sep 28, 2019 at 19:42 Quote
Now I got the sunrace 9-42t with the oval 30t and I made it up the whole mountain. NO STOPS NO BREAKS!

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 at 14:26 Quote
30t ring paired to a 11-46 tooth cassette will see you up most inclines. I had a Wolftooth 49t out back for a while but found it overkill for 'most' hills.

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