TL:DR What are the disadvantages of a 11-34 over 11-32.
I need more gears.
I’ve noticed recently how my natural cadence has been coming up since using TR, but this jars a bit when I hit longer hills, which often leads to other issues especially hot foot and fatigue and in any case grinding up just isn’t as fun as it used to.
I currently have 52/36 and 11-28 on the back. I’ve trialed swapping the front for 50/34 which helped but wasn’t a massive difference to justifify the spend.
However my rear derailleur is the short Ultegra one, so I’m more or less limited to 28. If I go ahead and buy the medium cage then I can go to 32 or 34. In my head I probably don’t need the 34, it’s never really mega steep where I live, but am I as well just getting the 34? What are the disadvantages? Only thing I can think of is a teeny weeny bit of extra weight and probably bigger jumps down the cassette - but haven’t actually looked at the breakdown.