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What gear and chainring should I be riding on in a 11 mile cycling (Triathlon) race?

I do not have a cadenece computer, but I was traveling around 20 mph during the race. I was on the smaller of the two chainrings the whole race and shifted the back gears down to harder gears during the race (smaller gears) The problem was that people were flying by me on the bike, including people who are not in as good as shape as me. I have a brand new Felt S32 so Its not the bike. I plan on doing alot more races and would appreciate any insights on the gear shifting and what would be the best gear. Small vs. Large chainring etc.

Also I am having a problem when I go from the small chainring to the large chainring. 50% of the time the chain will fall off. (That is why I didnt try the large chainring during the race) I dont know why. I am new to cycling and have no clue about this stuff but am in great shape. I have the bar end shifters and the it says 53/39 and 39T-S10 on the chainrings.

Congrats on your efforts! Cycling is a great sport! I hope you dig into it and find it very rewarding. Like they said, you can take the bike to a shop to make sure the derailleurs are properly adjusted. Take it back to the shop you bought it from and they should do it for free.

I will suggest this: make sure you "soft pedal" during any gear shifting. The chain will protest if you try to shift while really pounding the pedals, and if you stop pedaling entirely during the shift there is a chance that the chain will either come off or become stuck somewhere. If you were not soft pedaling, go try that now, and see if it helps.

Agreeing with Jeff on cadence, it isn't all that important. Even the pros have their own preferences as to what their cadence should be. For a beginner, you should just worry about staying on the bike! For only 11 miles, and if the course is relatively hill and wind free, you should probably (I say probably with reservation here...everybody is different) be in the big chainring from the start. In fact, for racing, most racers put their bikes in the big gear before the start. They just have to work a little harder at the beginning. Well, maybe I shouldn't say most racers, but I sure did!

Good luck, and have a blast!

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