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Why are roadies going 1x11 or 1x12?

Old 07-31-19, 02:52 PM
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Griping about a thread from inside that very thread is like complaining that someone is in your shoes, and then pointing at your own feet, in your shoes.
Wow..

I don't get it.

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Old 07-31-19, 04:21 PM
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Did we ever find out why roadies are going 1x11 or 1x12? I haven't spotted a roadie with those setups in my area yet.
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No, we did not. And it is unlikely we ever will.
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You guys are doing great- keep it up!


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Old 07-31-19, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Sometimes these wandering, pointless threads end up becoming useful. This one, for example, showed me that Indyfab is not nearly as ugly as I had envisioned him being. Sorry Seattle Forrest...
I'd rate IndyFabz a 8.8/10 and noodle soup a 9.5/10. Applaud those two for putting themselves out there. Would of done the same but the bike did not fit and had to sell, sigh.
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Old 07-31-19, 09:44 PM
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Why not shift in front and stand the slightly higher 40-17 or sit for the slightly lower 40-19? Take advantage of the two tooth gaps? Ride a near straight (and efficient) chain? Be able to wear down the guys around you in big gap cassettes because you can do subtle gear changes every time the road levels out a touch?

Standing isn't about going faster for energy expended. You expend more. You use less of your muscle reserves but at higher heartrate, breathing, calorie and blood sugar loss. I'm a born climber who loves to stand. I can do it all day. But I don't pretend it is more efficient. Spent too much time monitoring speed, cadence and heartrate.

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OK, I tried using the 40 chainring yesterday but it slowed me down about 2-3 mph and my pedals were spinning faster. After I shifted it back to the 52 I gained back my speed.
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Old 07-31-19, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Sometimes these wandering, pointless threads end up becoming useful. This one, for example, showed me that Indyfab is not nearly as ugly as I had envisioned him being. Sorry Seattle Forrest...


Well played.

But you're not who has to find me attractive, and I'm happy.
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Old 07-31-19, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by myisland View Post
OK, I tried using the 40 chainring yesterday but it slowed me down about 2-3 mph and my pedals were spinning faster. After I shifted it back to the 52 I gained back my speed.
I mean, that's not how gearing works, but okay.

52/26 @ 90rpm = ~14.2mph
40/19 @ 90rpm = ~14.9mph

Now if you mean 52/26 vs. 40/26, then yeah-- the latter is about 3mph slower. That's why the bike has two shifters.
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
I'd rate IndyFabz a 8.8/10 and noodle soup a 9.5/10. Applaud those two for putting themselves out there. Would of done the same....
Thanks for sparing us the trauma.
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Old 08-01-19, 08:45 AM
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Roadies are going 1x because they see MTBrs running 1x so they think this is an awesome setup... when in reality roadies are no more than a bunch of sissy-monkey-see-monkey-do-girliemen.
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Old 08-01-19, 10:22 AM
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At what point are the bike companies going to run into space problems in the rear triangle area? Have they already reached that point? That would be the main reason I see for moving back to more rings in front and less cogs in back.
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Old 08-01-19, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
SRAM fanboys are going 1x because they see MTBrs running 1x(and SRAM front derailleurs suck) so they think this is an awesome setup... when in reality SRAM fanboys are no more than a bunch of sissy-monkey-see-monkey-do-girliemen.

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Old 08-01-19, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
Would of done the same but the bike did not fit and had to sell, sigh.
Don't you worry, that Lynskey build will be much more interesting! Shop should be ashamed selling you such an inappropriate bike. At least you made some profit on it.
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Old 08-01-19, 05:03 PM
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Crab on guys. Iím locking this thread soon could be today, but definitely within 4 weeks time.
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Old 08-19-19, 12:34 PM
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I read your three things and all I can think about is where were you when normal gearing was a 14 - 24 five-speed freewheel and 42 - 52 chain rings? 1 x whatever is such an incredible improvement over what I grew up with. Right now I am working with a frame builder for a custom stainless steel frame. My drive train will be a 1 x 8!! The gearing on this type of setup is really all that is needed unless . . . . If you are a pro rider than maybe, and just maybe, you need a double chain ring up front. If you are not a pro rider than you need to take a critical look at the gear inches for each shift and adjust accordingly for where you will ride. I can ride for many hundreds of kilometers from my home and not need anything more than what I have designed with my 1 x 8.
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Old 08-19-19, 12:47 PM
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I read your three things and all I can think about is where were you when normal gearing was a 14 - 24 five-speed freewheel and 42 - 52 chain rings? 1 x whatever is such an incredible improvement over what I grew up with. Right now I am working with a frame builder for a custom stainless steel frame. My drive train will be a 1 x 8!! The gearing on this type of setup is really all that is needed unless . . . . If you are a pro rider than maybe, and just maybe, you need a double chain ring up front. If you are not a pro rider than you need to take a critical look at the gear inches for each shift and adjust accordingly for where you will ride. I can ride for many hundreds of kilometers from my home and not need anything more than what I have designed with my 1 x 8.
The right tool for the job. Wout Van Aert rides a 1x on his cross bike and 2x on his road bike. For everyone, pro or not, buy the equipment that best fits your needs.
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Old 08-19-19, 12:48 PM
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Did we ever find out why roadies are going 1x11 or 1x12? I haven't spotted a roadie with those setups in my area yet.
Because having two derailleurs is just too complicated for some people (and some bike manufacturers).
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Old 08-19-19, 01:15 PM
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It's been awhile! We should be seeing pics of OP's new Lynskey with 1x.
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It's been awhile! We should be seeing pics of OP's new Lynskey with 1x.
Not posting my ride here thatís for sure not unless you post of pic with you on your bike
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Not posting my ride here that’s for sure not unless you post of pic with you on your bike
That’s a weak-ass excuse.

The photos have already been posted.
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Here you go! I'm in the back in yellow in the group pic. Hope you get a bike soon, never too late to turn things around!
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Old 08-20-19, 10:05 AM
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I took a quick glance at the Giant website here in Canada. Not 1 of the 6 lines of road bikes has a single chainring up front. And they are the largest manufacturer of bicycles. Would somebody please tell them they are doing it wrong!
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Old 08-22-19, 07:23 AM
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I think we have Aqua Blue Sport and 3T to thank for setting back mass 1x adoption by approximately five years or so (and also the guys at Shimano/Campagnolo/SRAM who are still figuring out how to make a 1x drivetrain more expensive than one with a front derailleur)
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They shoot horses, don't they?
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