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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The specs I found on line show the LHT with a 30x36 low gear. The 2018 Trek with a 26x32 low gear. Haven't done the math, but I am not sure the Trek's low end is lower than the LHT's.
That's pretty close. The 2018 thing threw me for a moment. The 2019 models both use the new 9x11-36 cassettes. It looks like Surly chose to go from "trekking" to "road" crank and keep the low gear about the same (30-36), while Trek kept the trekking crank and went one shift lower (26-36).
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