Curious as to what you guys are using for gears? I recently got rid of my triple (52/42/30) that was mated to an 11/32 9speed rear in favor of a compact crank upfront.
Not sure how much I like the compact, it results in MORE shifting than before, a lot more. I almost never used the granny ring on the triple except on the larger hills. same for the big ring, never used it much except for the bigger downhills but that middle ring combo great.
I'm 6'3 usually go between 225 and 250 depending on the time of the year and generally pretty fit but the hills destroy me. I'm wondering if its because i've been using the wide range casette as too much of a crutch? Will going to a 11-25 on the back ultimately make me a better and more fit rider? Or is a compact with 11-32 gearing considered normal for larger rider like myself?