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Yes, as long as you are using a synchronised drive-train, i.e., 10-speed with 10-speed.
You will notice a difference with the larger ring.
However, if you are serious about climbing, and climbing really rocks, then save up your cash and fit a 'compact' crank with an 11-32 Ultegra cassette. The Ultegra 'compact' chainset is superb. You will fly up the hills with that configuration.
NOTE: there is no better way to get good at climbs than doing 'hill repeats.' Of course, a lighter body-weight combined with the right climbing drivetrain will make that much easier.
Hope this helps. Stay safe.
1 month ago
Adelaide SA, Australia