I am geting a new bike and thinking about X01 or XX1. How much gear range will I miss? Will the gears be too far spread out? I am leaning towards a tallboy or camber expert evo and I will use the new bike for general/long fast trail rides as well as some endurance races and events.
if I get a 34/10-42 will I loose at the top or bottom vs a normal 2x10? or is it in the middle with more space between ratios? If I get X01 I save a pound vs XT so I would probably leave it, if I get XT I might upgrade later to save weight, if I really get into it. My preference would be $500 more for X01 and be done, next upgrade would be rims.
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