Thanks I’m still thinking on it. I cancelled my order.
I love my compact 46/36 and only rarely do I find the need for a 50 plus front ring for my riding up here in the mountains. It’s my cx backup bike so that’s a concern. for Cx no way will I use the 50. But it’s also my main road riding training and gravel racing bike.
What I learned is that the 6800 46/36 chainrings are not be forward compatible with the R8000 crankset . So I either invest in R8000 46/36 rings , @ about 180 bucks all together, or go with the r8000 stages 50/34, get a new chain and raise my front mech.
So now that I know that, since I love my 46/36 compact so much…I’m thinking of sending in the cranks to Pioneer and get the dual sided from them installed. About 400$ Cheaper. But I need to research the Pioneer system.