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Old 04-30-21, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
That could work, but based on the OP's needs (climbing gear and gravel), it is not geared as low as the 2x drivetrain it would replace, and without a clutch there is real risk of dropping a chain, even if the chainring uses a retention profile.
I'm running 1x and with a 70s campy crankset and haven't dropped a chain yet for like 200mi so far (just finished the build this spring) riding mostly on road and gravel with 28mm tires. Using a deore4120 which is the new cheapest no clutch deore 11 speed. I looked into chain retainers but it hasn't seemed to be an issue.
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