My wife and I are retiring our 5 year old Tricross Comps to the weekend house and brought on board two new custom steel sport touring bikes. We don't ride fast, we simply ride for fun at moderate speeds and like the idea of steel frames with comfort orientation. We ended up with frames from Kelly Bedford built up with SRAM Force shifters and compact doubles with SRAM XO derailleurs and gigantic 11-36 cassettes. We both had issues with a couple of hills we frequent on our Tricross triples and these cassettes meet our needs no matter how much overkill they may seem. The design and fitting were done by Smiley El Bad, a local guy who is one of the best fitters on the east coast.