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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:45 pm 
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've been using 1x14 for more than 6 years now :roll: :wink:


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Some how many actual gears does that give us?


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More than you can shake a stick at!!!


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JamesM wrote:
More than you can shake a stick at!!!


What i mean is some gears are the same example 42/12 is the same as say 22/32 and so on so it says 27 gears but in reality there are matches so the number is less[cant remember exactly ive a book on this somewhere]


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Also, it doesn't give the necessary range for all kinds of riding, which means you'll need to fit different chainrings depending on where you're going.


Agreed. I was in Wales last week, on what I consider a proper MTB ride (not trail centre) and 1x11 would not have done the job for me on that terrain.

I believe that 1x10/11 is being pushed by the manufacturers, just because it is difficult to fit a 3 ring set-up on a 29er and still keep the chain-stays short enough for it to handle as neatly as a 26 inch wheel bike.


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More technique and fitness = less gears needed :shock:


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They've ditched the slant parallelogram, so much like all the old derailleurs before SunTour invented it in 1964. :roll:

And I have to say, that SRAM XX1 is one FUGLY derailleur. :shock:

Also, why is it called XX1, 21 in roman numerals, when there are only 11 gears. :?


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3 speed sturmy archer please :roll: :D :D


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