Lower gear ratio is actually more optimal, higher endurance.etgohomeok wrote: ↑May 4th, 2017 12:42 pmI purchased the CTM from the Costco in Kingston. If anyone has any specific questions I'm happy to answer them. I'm using it as a commuting bike on bumpy city roads.
First impressions are the the quality seems nice. The disk brakes are a huge plus. I've only ever had regular brakes before and the disc brakes are so much easier to adjust.
The quick release wheels are garbage and really struggled putting the front wheel back on when I got home because if it. Broke the plastic cover for the nut on the other side pretty much immediately. But once I got the wheel back on it was fine.
I'm 6'1" and with the seat all the way up it fits pretty well.
Gear ratio comments on here are correct. Going down hill i can't really pedal to go faster. Doesn't really bother me though since I'm not racing or anything.
Macho men would want to ride in super high gear ration so they can prove something but the truth is, it's best to be spinning, 60-80RPM, athletes does 120RPM even.
It may feel weird but you'll get used to it and you'll tire yourself much less by spinning, doing cardio with the slow twitching muscle fibers than depleting the fast twitching muscle fibers which only last so long...for a sprint for example.