Hey all, I have a "what if" scenario for you. Let me preface it with this: I loved and hated 3x9. Granted I think it was because of my sporadic opportunities to ride, and I would rely ony granny gear when my legs were prematurely juiced. I have since tried 2x10 (basically the same complexity and weight), and now 1 x 10 (super easy to maintain, half a pound off from shed derailler, shifter, and gears.). My problem is on fairly steep sustained climbs, I need a little extra oomph because I'm simply out of shape, and no,with a sub 2 year old, full time jobs, and general lack of time, I'm not going to just snap my fingers and fix this. I don't want to gear the front any lower (32 tooth at the moment) because of top end speed...
Finally, hears my question. Has anyone tried, or considered running the new XX1? What if it still isn't enough to have 11 gears on the back...could you run an X0 2 gear front and XX1 rear?! I think it might even be better than a 2 or 3 x 10 setup! Ha! A 2x11 setup...who knows?!
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