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Old 05-16-21, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
I'm still not entirely happy with the drivetrain. Ideally I want it 1x but also want the wide range needed for touring - without the cost of a rohloff.
I find my Rohloff gives me a wide enough range for riding around home where the bike is never loaded down with more than a pannier of groceries and my gym bag. I find that the 526 percent range is ideal.

But touring, I would like a wider range, somewhere up in the 600 percent range would be great. I have heavier loads on the uphills, thus need lower gears when touring. But would like to retain the higher gears for shallow downhills too.

Some Rohloff owners are perfectly content with the 526 percent range for touring, but I would like one more gear for touring.
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