- a system of gears having three forward gear ratios, especially on a bicycle.
- a bicycle having such a system of gears.
- having three forward gear ratios.
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Two-speed and three-speed gears are now very commonly fitted to cycles.How it Works
For the full enjoyment of tandem riding, therefore, a two-speed gear is a necessity, while a three-speed gear is better.