Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 2x10 question

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    2x10 question

    I recently got back into riding. I currently have a 3x9 XT drive train.

    After doing some reading on here I was considering a new 2x10 set up but had a question.

    I wanted to know opinions on the 2x10 fit for my riding style and terrain.

    I ride mostly XC, in our area there aren't normally really long climbs.
    I paid attention to my shifting habits on today's ride. I do a lot of riding in my largest chainring. When I come to hill I just drop to the middle ring and climb, once I get to the top and start down I'm back in the large ring.

    I read that in a 2x10 I only lose those last two gears, which I never find my self in.

    Right now I like that going from the large chainring to the middle is a quick change in the gear ratio. I fear going to 2x10 I'll have to make a lot more shifts to make the same change.

    Maybe I just have poor shifting technique.

    I'd like to hear some opinions please.
    OG Ripley v2
    Carver 420 TI

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    The 2x10 will give you a large ring which has more useful ratios for all-round riding (yes, even for some climbs), plus a small ring that is more suited to med/large climbs depending on your leg strength. Its a really hard one to pick....some people take to the XC type 2x quite well, but others find their power is more suited to middle ring riding. If you spend the time in the mid gears when on the large ring and the high gears on the middle ring for most of your riding then a 39T large will work well.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

Similar Threads

  1. 3x9 to 2x10 question
    By Jonnyd3487 in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-15-2011, 10:04 AM
  2. Hey 2x10 conversion question :)
    By madmossy in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2011, 02:42 PM
  3. 2X10 Specific Question
    By cornfish in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-22-2011, 11:54 PM
  4. 2x10 Question
    By 247 in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-25-2010, 10:18 PM
  5. 2x10 question???
    By Kenny Holding in forum Ibis
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 02:59 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.