My question is I got a Rival comapact crank; 50/34T and a Shimano Ultegra 12-25T cassette. (as i have heard many times that shimano cassettes are a little more quiet.) Is this setup good? did i lose too much top end or with my gearing did i completely negate my compact? i researched to compact part but i guess i just trusted the guy at the bikeshop to know what cassette would go well with it.
i do climb alot though and i want to make sure that my cassette compliments my Compact crank. thank you for your time and patience.