So I"m setting up for my first tour. I will be fully loaded for months of travel in the USA. My question is this:
Do I need a gear lower than 1:1?
I have a decent Crankset with 48-38-28 and I'm wondering what do as far as a cluster. The bike will be a 700c unit, fully loaded, and a noob on it. I commute everyday and am used to about 10-20 of riding daily so I'm not out of shape really, and I'm spry at the age of 25.
Should my big cog be 28 or 32?
I really like clusters that dont have big jumps, for smoother shifting, but I really don't wanna walk up hill as a trade off.
Help me touring masters. Thanks in advanced for feedback.