bosvit wrote:Xplora wrote:Don't get super worked up over certain parts either, a good LBS should be able to mix and match things that are in stock. I wouldn't leave a bike shop without a 12-23 10 spd (or 11-23 11spd) on the back, most seem to have a 11-25 10 speed cassette.
The OP clearly states he comes from a MTB back ground eg lots of low gears and you are suggesting he should go for pro peleton gearing right from the word go!
Seems a bit extreme to me
Just saying that the cassette shouldn't ever be an issue when buying a new bike. Just tell the LBS to replace the cassette to your preference (if you have one).