Hello, I am building up a hill-climbing road bike and am looking for the forum's advice.
I got a killer deal on a Scattante CFR Elite Road Bike which came stock with a triple crank and 11-25 cassette. I have some mountains with some long steep climbs that I have trouble getting up during long rides without doing the walk of shame. Yes, I know that I need to work on the engine that is pedaling as wel as sheding some more pounds will also help and I'm working on that.
That said, I am looking to replace my cassette with one that can give me the bail-out gear I need. If I need to replace my derailleur I'm OK with that.
From looking at the Shimano website I don't think they make an 11-28 that will work with the 6600 derailleur and the 30/39/53 triple I currently have on the bike.
Ideally I would like to use something like the Deore 11-36T 10-speed cassette. Is this possible?
The components are: BOTTOM BRACKET: FSA SLK MegaExo, CRANKSET: FSA SL-K Light hollow carbon monocoque Triple, 30/39/53T, REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-speed, SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra 6700, FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra 6703, CASSETTE: Shimano CS-5700 10-speed, 11-25T
Thanks for your answers and hopefully in a year or two I can catch up to the 16mph+ riders, at least for a while.