I am new to road biking. I have a new bike - it was a very good deal . . . but I want to make a change. It is full DA, including crank. It is too much crank for me - I want to go with a compact.
This post is not seeking advice on if I should do this or not. It is not seeking any advice telling me that compacts are fads, not needed, or that anyone should be able to ride a full size double. I respect all that information but do not care.
I am looking at compacts. I plan on buying one and selling my DA to recoup some or all of my costs. I am looking at some FSA carbon or shimano Ultegra.
#1 any advice on cranks I am looking at or what I should be looking at
#2 what all will I need to get and how much to change it out. I am okay with some stuff so far (have done my own derailer adjustments, brakes, cable routing, etc - but this is probably more than I want to do. Should I get a new BB and sell my DA complete? I think as long as crank is shimano 10 speed compatible I should be okay as far as my derailers, etc.