I have found the XX1 much better when you get that suprise pinch climb,
Originally Posted by Rev. 14
As I see the Next SL 2x10 crankset complete with BB is 55g's lighter than XX1; however, the biggest benefit that I contemplate is not so much saving the 55g's but in the speed of change:
Someone said, and I couldn't have said it better, "Come to a bottom of a hill, fly around a corner: ‘Wow! Steep climb!’ Dump the front derailleur and you’re at least in the ball park (ready-quick-n-fast) for the climb."
Do you people who ride 1x systems not miss that? How about the few who are on the XX1 groupset, do you miss it? This is my concern.
Being that I am not the strongest of riders, my concern is shifting into the climb trying to get into that right gear while into the hill. I don't like shifting too much while in a climb, especially a steep one and putting a strain on this expensive groupo, then to have to get off and walk because I was not in the right gear.
I have a 6 Berth camper van that I rent out . It is based in Tauranga, New Zealand