Hello everyone , this is my first year in cyclocross but not racing ( MTB). I have been experimenting with different gears ratios . Recently my bike came back from the bike shop and the mechanic installed a 10 cog road set on the back coupled with the two on the front crankset. It almost tore my leg off in the mud and climbing . I figure that there must be an easier combination to ride effectively on the grass and through the mud.
Any suggestions on how I can approach figuring out the right combination for my racing?
OK I just returned from the bike shop and decided to swap my rear cassette for a 12-27 . I am leaving the front rings and will be test riding it all tomorrow .
Thanks for the advise , very helpful on may fronts .
Wish me luck , I race again this weekend in New England .