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It's time again to change out my cassette and chain. I use Ultegra cassettes. Last time I changed out a 12-27 for a 12-25. I liked the gearing on flats and rolling hills but I could not get an easy enough gear to ride up my annual 3,000 foot Blue Ridge mountain, which I did twice before the 12-25 change. My question is in two parts: a) the 12-27 is indeed what I need to get the gearing for the tall mountains (granny gear), and 2) will I be able to find the gears I am now comfortable using (big ring, mid way) somewhere on the 12-27? I'd like to avoid having to buy two cassettes. I have a triple 9-speed with Ultegra components. 2004 Specialized. Thanks.