Out with the Dura Ace 12-27, in with an Ultegra 11-28. I’m told I’ll even gain a little more climbing power, and that, to my surprise, my new Ultegra chain will actually last longer than my old Dura Ace. If you’re a cyclist, you know exactly what this all means. If you’re not, don’t ask!
After at least seven thousand miles on my old cassette and chain, I was definitely slowed down in recent months and, shall we say, cranking it for all it was worth. It was well beyond time for yesterday’s replacement. This morning, in my first 11-28 Ultegra ride, albeit short and flat, I immediately felt a huge and wonderful difference. It’s like having a new bike!
As such, the climbs are beckoning. The mileage is mine for the taking. And come January, it’s safe to say I’ll be looking for a good road race or two. I’m not back in top cycling shape completely, but I’m definitely on my way!