I'm in my late 50s and been cycling form more years than I care to remember. I stumbled across this forum by accident as I was looking for advice on whether or not to buy a compact or triple chainset for my new road bike. For everyday riding a compact would be more than adequate, but I do ride the big mountains such as the Ventoux, and I'm not so sure a compact is the right approach. I am not a racer, but given that I am reasonably fit and not grossly overweight (and hope to maintain this) what is the opinion on whether a 29x30 would make much difference to a 29x34?
Any advice would be gratefully received.