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  • Cyclocross chainsets vary slightly from road or mountain chainsets - generally they're more closely related to road chainsets, but given the different requirements they have fewer teeth on the chainring. Whereas a compact road chainset will have 34/50 teeth on the rings, the most typical cyclocross chainsets have 36/46 teeth on the little and big rings respectively. The smaller rings having fewer teeth mean the pedals can be turned more easily, in a variety of terrains which is exactly what cyclocross calls for. The top speed will be slightly slower, but pairing the 46 big ring with an 11 or 12 tooth rear cassette ring will provide adequate speed for most scenarios - not many cyclists will find themselves spinning out on this, unless you are going down a big hill bravely!