I am waiting for Micro-Compact before I buy. Maybe a 22/11 up in front, and with elliptical chainrings tooI haven't been involved in cycling that long, but my reaction to this was, aw, geez, not this sh*t again.
Super-compact chainsets: the next big thing for road cyclists? - BikeRadar
For$85USD...just get a new crank:I've got a nice little collection of 50t chainrings on the wall. I swapped them out for 46t rings. 46/34 with a 12-30 cassette in back works well for me. But no one will ever accuse me of being a strong rider, either.
I would like to do the same for a 10sp Tiagra crank I have, but I can't find a 46t ring to fit Shimano's 4-bolt pattern.