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Unless you’re an accomplished cyclist, just looking at your bike’s gears can be confusing. There are different sprockets and chainrings, and on the handlebars are a few non-descript levers. If you’ve found yourself dragging too big a gear up a hill, or spinning your legs uncontrollably downhill, this could be the quick lesson for you. What’s What? Starting with the rear wheel, you’ll find the cassette, a collection of sprockets connected to the hub of the wheel. Any cassette can have somewhere in the region of 5 to 13 sprockets of different sizes, but typical road bikes usually have 9,...

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