36 is better than 32
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Moving up to the larger chainring with the eagle was one of the best additions for my bike. (Santa Cruz Blur) helps me climb more efficiently and now I can pedal going downhill. There is no penalty for granny gear either. As mentioned before the 36/50 combo works out to a better granny than 32/42. Definitely feels that way.