Good morning All,
I bought a new (used) bike at a great price and it's at the LBS being assembled, I'm going in for a fit in two days. It's a Cannondale Synapse Carbon, full Dura Ace. The seller (inadvertantly) labelled it as a compact. It's a standard 52,39 and a 12-25 cassette.
I'm 260 (working my way down to 210) The question is, Is it a problem having a 39/25 as the lowest gear. Moderately hilly here. LBS said it would be expensive to change the chainring, I think the biggest cassette I can get would be 12-27, and that wouldn't be cheap. Is a 2 gear movement worth it?
Also, any suggestions as to options for lower gearing? I suppose I should just wait to ride it and see. I'm coming from a Trek with a triple