As mentioned above...I'm running a 50/34 10 speed with 11-32 cassette but would like to change to a configuration that would make climbing hill easier.
I live in a hilly area so every time I cycle, I can't avoid hills almost immediately, averaging 5-11%. So for a recovery cycle, I still can't avoid pushing high watts. I'd sacrifice top end speed and even tolerate gaps in the gear ratios elsewhere (which I know would make my cadence uneven here and there) to make the hills easier to climb. I enjoy high cadence so spinning going up a climb is my preference. I don't race so basically challenge myself at times and then need recovery rides.
Is it an option to go for a 11-34 or 11-36 even with current config of 54/30 10-speed or maybe shoot for an 11-speed 11-32 or would retaining my 10-speed 11-32 and instead opt for changing the 54/30 compact to something else? My preference would be to make the changes on the cassette end if possible. I have a new 105 long mech so that should not need to be changed at least, so possibly only the cassette.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts/suggestions