Posted: 12/11/2013 at 21:23
Sorry to hijack this thread but it seems to be a good place to ask this question in view of the discussion above.
my current bike has a 52/39 standard double chainset with 52/38T cassette. I am struggling on some of the hills and although my priority is to reduce a few lbs from my waistline I am wondering what difference difference gearing would make.
Would it be sensible (and relatively easy) to change the cassette and / or chainset to make it easier to tackle the hills.
Current bike is Carrera TDF and will be looking to upgrade next year but want to make the best of this one for the time being. I don't want to spend too much so would it be money well spend changing cassette and / or chai set.