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Question regarding Spinervals and gearing

JudyN2010-05-02 14:12:07 +0000 #1
Hi -- I'm new to this site, in fact this is my first post. I just ordered the Spinervals DVD and I don't know how to do the gearing. I understand about the big ring and the small ring but when they say gear 15 or 12 (I feel dumb, but how do I know what gear it is). My bike is a Ruby Expert with a Double not triple chain ring and I'm using a fliud trainer. Thanks in advance.

Veronica2010-05-02 14:23:22 +0000 #2
When Troy says 12 or 15 he's talking about your rear gears. When he says 12 he means your smallest ring (most resistance), 15 is about in the middle of your rear cluster. 21 is near the biggest ring in the rear (least resistance.)

JudyN2010-05-02 14:45:19 +0000 #3
Hi Veronica -- Thanks for you help. Is there a way to count the rings so you know which gear? When I'm cycling I do it by feel, not by number.

Starfish2010-05-02 14:25:32 +0000 #4
If you wanted to count, it would be the teeth on the individual rings of the cassette in back. The smaller, outer ring would have maybe 11 or 12 teeth, while the biggest ring, closest to the spokes, might be 23, 25, 27 or whatever you have.
Veronica2010-05-02 15:37:45 +0000 #5
You could always just look back at the rear cassette and see where you are. Troy's numbers are really kind of a guide only, because your gearing may not match up exactly with what he says.

JudyN2010-05-02 15:47:40 +0000 #6
Thanks for the info. it helped a lot. I did a short workout yesterday with the DVDs. I bought a 5 pack and one of them came with three 30 min workouts so I just started with a 30 min. workout. I really enjoyed it. One of the things that I have a question about is that he talks about cadence. My computer does not work because I'm on the trainer and nothing is happening with the front wheel. I have a wireless computer but it does have a wire if I want to have cadence work. My computer is a specialized computer. Is there a way to have this work or how do I get cadence for my spinning workout? Thanks for your help.


I'm planning to try one of the 90 min DVDs right now. Wish me luck!!!



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