Just a head's up that most sizes of Shimano's R700 compact crankset are now available, but the separate compact chain rings are not. My guess is that we'll see these by spring at the latest. My opinion is that a compact crankset is going to give you better shifting performance than a triple. Now that Shimano's in the mix, now you can replace those FSA, TruVativ, etc., rings with the Shimano R700 rings and ultimately get better shifting performance while still being able to use your standard Shimano front derailleur. You'll be happier that you did.