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    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.
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    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.
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