I own a 2015 Specialized AWOL Elite and love it except when I am fully loaded and lumbering up a pass.
I'm looking for a way to get more range without completely replacing my drivetrain. This Adventure Cycling article perfectly describes my situation: THE DRIVETRAIN DILEMMA.
Currently I have
the stock FSA Omega 30/39/50 MegaExo crankset paired with
9-speed triple Sora 11-32 front/rear derailleurs and shifters.
I'm confused about STI vs MTB indexing on Shimano 9 and 10 speed shifters. I am considering swapping out the crankset and rear derailleur with a
- FSA Afterburner 26/36/48 crankset and
- 9-speed Deore rear derailleur with an 11-36 cassette
My question is will these new components work with the original Sora front derailleur and shifters?