So I'm shopping around for a road bike, and have it narrowed down.
My big question: What drivetrain is better for Clyde Riding? 9 Speed, 10 Speed, or either one?
The ten speed gears go down to 30/25 (front/rear), and 28 is about the biggest rear cassette you can get for a 10 speed. On the nine, I could go down to a 34 on the rear and get the gear range way down there, but is that just silly?
The old roadie I am trading in has a 39/27 and that is not quite low enough for some of the hills I do.