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Hi,

I recently brought Hero Octane Estes with 21 gears. Earlier I was using gearless Hercules cycle. I have been using new cycle for past one week. I find it confusing to use the gears. Moreover,  I am having severe pain in m legs because of extra pedaling.  Is  the problem new to me or  will my legs be okay once I get used to gears.

Tks

Harry 

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Comment by Deepak Kini on February 4, 2012 at 12:29am

"Gears need to be used only on steep climbs"

I'm sorry, but that's just premium BS.

The pain in the legs might be due to lack of practice, or incorrect saddle height.

Comment by Harshad Purnapatre on January 25, 2012 at 10:33pm

Gears need to be used only on steep climbs. Try raising the seat height to reduce the pain in legs. With time, the pain should subside & so should the discomfiture with gears. I once had a short ride on an Octane & found the bike to be okay.

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