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Old 04-17-22, 10:07 AM
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Paris-Roubaix: 1x vs 2x - Women vs Men

While trying to get a sneak-peek at what the newest Trek Domane might look like via the Paris-Roubaix bikes, I was surprised to see that Trek put 1x setups on pretty much all of the women's bikes as they did last year, and the Trek team kicked-@#$ in the women's Roubaix. However, I've been able to find little or no evidence of 1x setups in the men's peloton from the few photo galleries I've seen (like this one on

Why would the women's teams be riding 1x setups and the men riding 2x? Are women tougher? (I think they probably are, but I digress...) Is a 1x12 all riders really need these days?

I've tried a 1x setup and just don't like the gap in gears... although those gaps keep getting smaller now that a 1x12 is a thing.

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