I'm about to buy a new carbon bike and would love to put on Campag Chorus. I've tested it and loved it but there's one problem. I currently am using a triple 105 (yes, triple, so what?) on a steel bike and I do use the 30-28 as a get out of jail card. I just did a week in Tenerife and it came in pretty handy when going up the volcano. A guide there commented that when he guides round Tenerife and the Alps the men always run out of gears and then really struggle whereas someone with my gearing could chug away at 80RPM+ till the cows come home.
I know in the UK I'll be mostly fine with the 34-28 but I was trying to figure out is there anyway round this or am I going to have go with SRAM or Shimano and change the rear cassette to a 12-32 when I go to the mountains?
Any thoughts, you incredibly knowledgeable people? MTFU is not the answer I am seeking