Hey guys and gals -- I have a triple crank Cannondale Synapse which I love. I have put a lot of miles on the bike, and it was time to put a new chain on Orange Crush. At the same time, the LBS thought I should put on a new chainring. The original crank is a Truvativ and they put a Shimano chainring on simply because they wanted to get me out riding and did not have a Truvativ chainring. I am having some problems shifting into the small ring. The LBS says they think I need to put a Shimano crank on to replace the Truvativ, and this will make the shifting problem a lot better.
I know there are sometimes shifting problems with a triple, but, until now, have not felt the problems were enought of a handicap to switch to a compact double, which has been suggested. I do a lot of hills and like having the lower gears on a triple.
Any comments or experiences with this problem would be appreciated.