So I have a 8 geared cassette and I basically never use the two lowest gears. And I live on a fairly steep hill and I've never dropped below 3rd gear in back and 2nd gear in front when I come up that hill, even after 40 mile rides.
Is this something people normally do? I want to do it because those two gears are useless weight, and that weight is part of the tire, which makes it even worse. So I'm just trying to get rid of that weight.
Its a Trek 7.3FX and I plan on doing some 50 or 60 mile rides once in a while, the farthest I've gone in one run is currently around 45 - 50 miles on it. And I do around 20 - 30 mile rides two or three times a week. I'm not racing or anything, or trying to get in shape, I'm biking for the enjoyment but I also want to get the best performance out of my bike