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Old 06-13-13, 10:36 AM
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I think road bikes aren't coming with triples because pros don't use triples. And for all of the reasons to not have a triple, that's one of the sillier ones.

To the OP, if you have issues with the gearing you have now, getting higher gearing isn't going to be any easier. If it were me, I'd have them put on a triple.

Is it possible that you'll fall in love the the compact double and never look back? Sure. Is it likely? ...
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