I am trying to figure out gearing for new drivetrain and am trying to minimize front derailer shifting, but need to know:
For a compact crankset, which ring should I be using for cruising on flats? Big ring/small ring?
Which area of 10-speed cassette should I be in while cruising? Low end of cassette? Middle area of cassette? Where do I place this so I can start working outwards from there?
Maybe a triple would be better for me so I could stay in the middle ring for everything but the extremes? I want to minimize front derailer shifting. Hilly where I live. I don't know how people can stay in big ring all day around here. I am too weak for that. I currently have a 34/50 and the big ring is too big for me to practically use unless already up to 20 mph or so on flats or downhill.
I am not a racer. Just commuting and recreational road rides, so no need for anything higher than a 46T big ring I think.
Thanks for any advice.