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I think 1x12 speed with a 11-50 cassette is the norm for a modern MTB (that is what my 29er hard tail came with). This has 10-52 so a bit wider range. I don't think the bigger steps in gear change matter as much on a MTB compared to road.

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1 x 11 on the MTB, with a "dinner plate" on the cassette. No issues with mech and ground clearance. What I don't like about these wide range cassettes is the jumps between cogs, makes a right pain of trying to find a nice cadence Rofl

When I were a lad, I remember TT'ing on a 42/52 with a 5 speed cassette. Can't remember the ratios, but I bet it were 1 tooth jumps with a 21 as the smallest gear LOL

I still have 42/52 on the turbo trainer bike, but living in Yorkshire I do now require some small gears for the aging legs to get up t' big hills. 36/52 with a 29-11 (Campag, certo) cassette. 

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1x11 SRAM on my gravel bike, it's great off road but often find I don't have quite the perfect ratio on road when looking for the cadence I want

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I spent last Monday at Bike Park Wales, much easier going uphill in the back of a van and rolling down the hills Wink

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As I always say. If God wanted us pedalling up hills, He wouldn't have invented ski lifts and bike trailers :)

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I don't know, what was wrong with my Sturmey-Archer 3-speed? Wink

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I enjoy the occasional ride on my early 80s steel racer with downshifters. An absolute joy after being spoilt by modern bikes. It is surprising what can be achieved without having the perfect gear all of the time. Just like the 7, sometimes having less tech can provide more pleasure. 

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I too use an 86 steel roadbike with lever shifters that are much more entertaining. i restored it a few years ago (paid £20 for it). Wonderful and old like it's rider. My usual is a late 90's Peugeot with just 14 gears on shifters which i bought new and finally restored in April. Shifters work a treat after some heavy cillitt bang desoiling. I've tried modern bikes but don't get on with them.

Mountain bikes look way too dangerous. I'll end up in A&E or a wheelchair