I live in Colorado and came from a bike with a triple in the front. That was great while it lasted, but I upgraded to a 2006 Fuji Team with 36/50 in the front and 11-23 10 speed in the rear. I have trouble going up steep hills and trying to keep my cadence in the right zone. Being a beginner, i think the gearing is just too high for climbing hills. I would like to make some mountain climbs later on as I get better. What gearing do you guys recommend? And is there a limit for the highest number of teeth I can achieve in the cassette?
I am looking at the tools to remove the cassette and know that I need the lockring tool and a chainwhip. There is one lockring tool with a stick and one without. Does anyone know which one I need?