what is a super compact chainset, and do you need one?

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if you struggle on the hills and yearn for a granny ring then the new wave of low-ratio chainsets could be just what you needthe super compact chainset, otherwise known as a sub compact chainset is the latest gearing system to gain traction — especially in the world of gravel or all-road cycling.with even lower ratios than the original compact, which used a double 50/34 set-up, a super compact chainset runs 48/32 or even lower.>>> is the compact chainset dead?big names in original equipment manufacture such as fsa, rotor, praxis and white industries, are launching new super compact chainsets and chainrings, which surely signals that there’s a market beyond adventure riding for super-low ratios.praxis works’s 32 tooth inner ring offers 1:1 gearing or lower“yes, 48/32 and 46/30 were for gravel bikes in the beginning,” says maurizio bellin, general manager of fsa.“then we realised the huge request for this kind of chainring option for the road market also. we receive several requests every day via the website asking for more information about them.”>>> adventure road and gravel bikes: a buyer’s guidethe triple chainring, which was largely killed off when the compact ar......

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