Nice to join you, apologies if this has been covered at length before (please post links). I am male weight around 17 stones 110 Kg and recently got a "Hybrid" bike. The hybrid is heavy and I'd like to be faster, so I am looking at spending around 1000 quid on a road bike, things like the Scott Speedster 20, these are available as doubles or triples.
My current bike weighs about 15Kg and has 28 38 48 crankset with a 14-28 cassette, so I get a 1:1 ratio as the easiest, I can't obviously try all sorts of bikes up all sorts of hills, so I wondered if any of you had moved from a 28 to 28 ratio to a 34 to 30 etc. ratio on a significantly lighter bike and if you were able to get up hills in higher gears than you could before?
I hope you understand my question and any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for your time!