I have a 2004 Bianchi Brava - IT comes stock with a Sora Triple front derailleur and a sugino rd 3000t triple with 52-42-30. In the rear is a Sora rear derailleur and an sram 12-26 8 speed.
I am interested in switching to a 48-38-26 in the front while minimizing the cost and effort to do so.
I think my two best options are T.A. "ramped and pinned" chainrings (available @ peter white or harris cyclery) or Salsa "non-ramped" chainrings. Both are available.
1) Can anyone confirm that the sora changers can handle a 48-38-26 in the front, without changing anything else?
2) Will there be a noticeable difference between the ramped TA middle and outer chainrings and the plain old salsa chaingrings?
3) Is there a better way to do this?
The FD will work, but you will have to lower it.Ramped and pinned shifts better.Non ramped work ok. Depends on how pickey you are.
Originally Posted by andrew7459