So, I need to make a dirty confession--My Flyte came with a triple crankset. It's nice because in the rare case that I'm on a hilly ride on a recovery day I can say hi to Granny and keep a low HR up a stupid-steep hill, but having the triple crank seems to lead to sloppier shifting with the FD, more extreme chain angles when I'm racing in the big ring, and more chain-dropping. I've never really cared about the image thing, so whatever.
I'm shopping around and have been looking at compact cranks. I feel like the 50/34 with SRAM's new 11-26 cassette would be a pretty sweet combination, with enough of a high end for sprinting and plenty of room at the low end to climb at a higher cadence on climbs without futzing with the triple.
Most of my races are crits, with the occasional RR. I'm NOT a strong climber just yet, so that's what makes the compact appealing.
Any compact racers out there? How's it working for you?