Thanks - the Allez 18 is 50/34
Many road racers stick with the 53/39 option although the 50/34 compact chainset seems to be recommended for many sportifs such as the Fred Whitton up in the Lakes.
John C. wrote:
I past many people with doubles and compacts on the FW, they were all pushing up Hardknott. The fact is you get a lower gear with a triple and it's on the last climb of the day when it can make the difference betwean walking and pushing.