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SRAM XX1 Review
I read the following:
"[Front Derailleurs] give frame designers a massive headache (particularly designers who are grappling with squeezing 29er wheels and wide tires into longer travel designs). Taking the front derailleur out of the equation allows for a much wider range of frame designs."
Initial questions I have:
What new frame design will we see?
Are there any current production frames that have been designed around XX1 (without front derailleur provision)?
How are they different?
The only difference I presently imagine is shortened chainstays. In practice, will modern designers want such a thing?
I'm interested to see what new [less compromised] designs emerge.
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