Afternoon. I switched to 1x10 towards the back end of last year, running a 34T chainring and 11-36 cassette. My riding these days consists of mostly flatish bimbles around Swinley and the like. Some chums are talking about riding Snowdon in the next couple of months and I'm pretty certain that I'm not fit enough to get up there with a 34T.
Rather than faffing about with a front mech etc I thought I might just fit a smaller chainring, so question is will a 32T be enough or should I consider a 30T?
I realise no-one can say for sure as you've no idea how fit (not very) or strong (also not very) I am, but anyone know how big a difference 2 or 4T will make? I mean real world difference, not just in gear inches or whatever it's called.
I know the real answer is MTFU and get fitter/stronger, but the realist in me doesn't want to spoil the ride for everyone else (or put myself through too much embarrassment and agony!).