I'm ordering the Giant Advanced 1 2015 when it becomes available and I have the choice whether to put 52/36 or 53/39 on it.
What factors should I be looking at when choosing?
I've ridden both over the last 6 months but haven't had a road bike since I was a teenager. I'm a weekend rider over all types of terrain including some biggish hills (I'm in Oregon). Looking to use the bike to build fitness and also to continue rehabilitation from soccer knee injury last year. I enjoy the slower cadence pedalling and am leaning towards the 53/39. But I'm 45 and getting older each year!
Any tips on how to choose are welcome.