Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Well, I think about those times I need a 34 and they're pretty rare but when I do need it, I REALLY need it. If you're expecting a 34 and you go to grab for it only to find that the lowest you've got is a 32, you might be a little bit disappointed... and that's an understatement. If it were me, I'd cancel and reorder.
I just decided to go from 34 to 32, partly because I rarely find myself really needing the 34 and it is far enough to keep the front end on the ground seated when really using a 34. By the time I hit that steep a climb, I'll just spin out the 32, drop a gear and stand. Think more of a roadie style, and I find it easier on my knees.