Hello all. My first post on this forum. I did some archive searches and read through many of the older posts first...I've got a Fuji Gran Fondo with a compact double. It's a 50/34 with a 12-28 cassette. We just recently finished a ride across New Mexico (500 miles in 5 days). I'm enjoying the long distance rides and multiple centuries and looking forward to more long rides.
My question...what are my options to switch to a triple ring setup? I don't understand all of the gear ratio discussions but an added plus would be closer ratios for some of the longer hills. I don't need them often but there are times when I would like to have a lower gear or two. FWIW, I'm more of a spinner than a masher. My cadence is usually higher than others around me but I'm comfortable there and making good time, if not leading my group.
I was reading about SRAM's Apex 11-32 cassette and how it gives you the range of a triple with the narrowness of a double. I don't understand all of that but perhaps that is an option?
Thanks in advance for your help.