Back in the day I always ran 24 36 48 (the last 48t ring I owned is now on Scarlett's Kona, a gold Middleburn one).
Now I am using 26 36 46 and am quite happy, though I may go to 26 34 46 to stay in the middle ring a bit longer, I have only ever used the granny ring to catch the chain anyway, always figured that if you 'aint doing it in 36-28 then you probably would be more efficient pushing!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.