I have a 2008 Specialized Tricross sport triple (9-speed) and recently took a spill and bent the teeth in my crankset.
I could just replace the chain ring with the same one I have (FSA Vero Triple) but am wondering if I should use the oppurtunity to upgrade my drivetrain.
The options I am considering are:
1) Keeping the same set-up but with a replacement chainring.
2) Upgrading to a better, 9-speed triple crank. (What is better than FSA VERO?)
3) Switching out the front crank to a compact double crank. (is that possible)
[I wish I could have a 10 speed compact double but it would be too pricey to upgrade everything]
My current setup:
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra
REAR DERAILLEUR Deore LX, 9-speed, long cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Tiagra, 9-speed STI
CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 9-speed 11-34t
CHAIN Shimano HG-73, 9-speed
CRANKSET FSA Vero, cold-forged crankset