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Think I've spotted my next bike. ๐Ÿ˜

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@rpcutts Nice. The 1x is something I think about. Less to break and maintain. 650B tires look comfy. Good luck waiting on winter to end. ๐Ÿšด

@silkevicious @pla it's alright, I wasn't gonna let you ride it anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

@silkevicious No hills or mountains where I live or I'd be singing a different tune. I rarely drop onto the small chainring riding in the SC Lowcounty. :bicycle:

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@pla

good point. I see many of your pictures and man, that's oooo flat ๐Ÿ˜…

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@xosem @pla @silkevicious I see the downsides to 1x, they just don't really apply to how I ride, and if that changes I can swap it out cos the frame takes either.

And I've had nothing but issues with my chainring and derailleur to the point I'd like to chuck it in a volcano.

@xosem @pla @silkevicious I'd probably end up with 42t on the front and 11-42 on the back. Cos I'm the opposite, almost never use my top gears and die on the hills. You can get a 10-42 cassette but not on this build cos it needs a specific hub.

@rpcutts
Ahahah i know you won't let me ride! ๐Ÿ˜œ
@pla
You both live in flatlands (sure for pla, not certain for rpcutts, bridges don't counts!)
If you ride those gears here on this hills you need to be well trained or you die ๐Ÿ˜‚
Anyway, i prefer always to have 2x because who knows if with my friends one day i'm going up and down a mountain...๐Ÿ˜‰

Cc @xosem

@silkevicious @pla @xosem I do have hills. No mountains but lots of valleys and hills.

I've had a 1x by default for a few months on and off because the chain usually refuses to go on the big ring. The 105 setup I was looking at doesn't have small enough gears for me. At the minute I've got a granny gear. 34t on the front and 36 on the back. Only use it in emergencies ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I usually have an emergency on every ride.

@silkevicious @pla @xosem but the 2nd ring has bigger gears that I never use cos I'm a fanny

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