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Golf Juliet Tango
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One for the cyclists here.

Look at the range on this rear cassette!

(And made in the Lake District too)

Tony P
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That's a standard cluster for an 11-speed "1x" set-up, isn't it? Or am I missing something?

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It looks like the impressive bit is the range of ratios, about 5x by my estimate (close to 50t in 1st to 10t in 11th).

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The sales pitch for 1x drivetrains was reducing mechanical complexity. Cassette ranges are now so wide that the rear mechs are more and more complex to function successfully. That's not to mention £260 for an item I can wear out in one grotty winter! 11spd is still cutting edge enough for me; I can still remember how excited I was at 7spd campag downtube shifters.
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1x: Yes, far too much wear for me.

2x: I first heard about these on Blatchat! I'd consider that for some uses.

3x: That's what the tourers need, and what they have (3x9), and they should see us out until it's time for the eBikes.

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........the power of marketing over user knowledge,

Many downsides to 1x11...... eyewatering prices for cassettes and rear mechs and the opportunity to rip the rear mech off very easily due to reduced ground clearance, rear mech pivot wear is exaggerated due to its length which affect shift quality, significant ratio gaps compared to alternatives out there.........

back in the 3x9 days I ran medium or even short cage road mechs to improve shift and reduced damage

I've now ditch derailleurs totally and gone Pinion C1:12   Thumb Up

https://pinion.eu/en/gearboxes/

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Compact double chainrings 50and 34 teeth on the front and 11to 32 (11speed) on the rear. 1Xs just look ugly.

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you're all baffling me. I've not run a front mech in..... years. I've never ripped a mech off and I get 3 chains out of a cassette running SRAM stuff. maybe I'm just a terrible fair-weather cyclist (I am) and to be honest, I'd rather be riding down a hill than up one.

saying that. my new bike only has one gear....

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 I prefer 1x12 to a double chainring on the MTB but I would be happy with either. I think the modern, larger MTB wheels helps with rear mech clearance (mine is a 29er). 

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Anyone else think that these dustbin lid cassettes being used on both mountain and road bikes might be the result of the people specifying the drivetrain being brought up on mountain bikes, rather than road bikes?  Mountain bikes didn't exist in my school days!

My Campag 11sp 12-27 (mated to a 50/34 double, too old for 53/39) is as wide spaced as I'd want to go, some of the gear changes on these big cassettes must be massive.

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