Didn't want to steal the other thread on gearing so I figured I would start my own.
I am looking at the Jamis Aurora.
Looks like a lot of bike for a decent price.
I am not a good hill climber. And I am not getting any younger. My current tourer is a road bike that I have fitted with a 24T granny and 11-32 cassette. It does me fairly well though there are times when I wish I had something a little lower.
The granny on the Jamis is 26T which I want the LBS to swap out. I might also ask them to swap out the 11-28 cassette for an 11-32 or should I go to an 11-34?
Will those stock deraillers handle that range?
Any thoughts on the stock crank itself?