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Write your question here...I have a 52/39/30...

Write your question here...I have a 52/39/30 triple crank and a 11-25 cassette. I want to ride the GranFondo in Santa Rosa. Cadence is dropping quite a lot on practice hills. Will a 12-28 cassette work for me? Do I need a new chain?

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Yes, the 28 tooth will help a bunch. However, if you have the cash, you would be better off with a compact double crank (50, 34). That 30 tooth front gear is not doing you any favors, and 39 is a few teeth too many. 34 front + 28 rear = mountain climbing status. Nothing will stop you!

If you stick with the triple crank and throw on a 12-28, you will need more chain. Good luck.