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Better climbing on a road bike with changed bigger cassette and smaller crank?

thank you very much. very clear. based on the answers I think the optimal decision would be to change the cassette, using Roadlink DM ad the chain as well. Just found out that Shimano recommends ...
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Better climbing on a road bike with changed bigger cassette and smaller crank?

If you go to 46/30, to keep good performance you should change the FD to FD-RX810, which is compatible with your current left shifter. Could it be limped along with 46/30 without changing it, maybe, ...
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Better climbing on a road bike with changed bigger cassette and smaller crank?

Your Ultegra shifters will work. As Vladimir points out, GRX chainrings are further outboard (by 2.5 mm). I'm not sure if this makes a difference in practice. I've got 46/30 on one of my bikes, and a ...
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Better climbing on a road bike with changed bigger cassette and smaller crank?

You would want a sub-compact crank. I think that under a recent question on this site the lack of interest of Shimano for subcompact cranks was discussed. But I cannot find the question now. The ...
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What should my rear and front tire pressures be if they have wildly different recommended pressure ranges?

Ignore the maximum pressure limit - it's actually what tire can stand, not you. Correct tire pressure is mostly load and tire size related. I've experimented with tire pressures fanatically, and after ...
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What should my rear and front tire pressures be if they have wildly different recommended pressure ranges?

50 PSI is usually way too much for a gravel bike. You can usually go well below the numbers stated by the manufacturer if you use a tubeless setup. It is a trial and error process and the pressure of ...
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What should my rear and front tire pressures be if they have wildly different recommended pressure ranges?

Usually the manufacturer recommendations can be ignored. Weight on the tyre and width set the overall constraints. You then fine-tune depending on your requirements for comfort, road/trail surface and ...
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