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Old 06-13-13, 10:38 AM
Mobile 155
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I didn't think the point was what they should be making but rather what they are making and tend to offer at many, many, bike shops. If he can find the newest most wazoo machine from BMC or Specialized Venge, or Madone 6.9 in a triple more power to him. But if that is the kind of machine he wants and it doesn't come with a triple then the options are change the rear cassette and maybe a derailleur at a fraction of what it would cost to change over to a triple.

I used to hear things like this all the time in the car forums. Someone is considering getting a replacement for their Dino and trying a Enzo and then someone will chime in that it would be better to keep their old ride or get a different car because the new one only comes with a paddle shifter and not a H pattern.

If the OP can find a N+1 with the drive train so many have mentioned good for him. If the bike he wants doesn't come with a triple and he needs more gear there is no need to give up on the bike simply because it isn't a triple. And yes, the reality is many of the newest high end road bikes aren't being offered with Alpine gearing. That is just how it is.
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