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Old 08-10-13, 01:26 PM
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10 is good enough for me especially considering I just got my bike in 2012. I don't have the disposable income to go to 11 and probably wouldn't even if i did.
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Old 08-10-13, 05:51 PM
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I'd like to someday. I like riding in the mountains and triples are out of style, so I prefer the jump to the wide range rear cassettes. SRAM and Shimano are now (EDIT: originally had a typo saying not instead of now) allowing up to 32t big cog in the cassette. I've noticed, however, that the wider spacing at the higher end makes shifts a little more clunky and slow and problematic. I understand the math, the wider spacing makes the gear inches difference more linear. But as far as performance goes it would be nice to reign those last few jumps in a bit.

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Old 08-10-13, 06:15 PM
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I'll be going to 11 spd hopefully late next week. Not so much because of the extra gear, but because my Dura Ace 7800 has done it's job and I'm ready for something new. I do notice a bit smoother change in gearing on 11 spd, the difference though is so small it doesn't justify upgrading groups if you're happy with your 10 IMO.
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Old 08-10-13, 06:21 PM
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If I ever find myself using all 16 that I have now and wanting more, then maybe.
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Old 08-10-13, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bahula03 View Post
The jump to 11 speed reminds me a lot of tv manufacturers pushing 3D as a must have in recent years- for a small number of people, it's useful and for most people there's novelty...but does it justify the cost of a new drivetrain plus a rear wheel or hub? Helllllllllll no.
It depends on where you live. I live in a very hilly area so having some climbing gears comes in handy. With 11 speed I can have a 12/29 cassette and not give up my 16.
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Old 08-11-13, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
..SRAM and Shimano are not allowing up to 32t big cog in the cassette...
SRAM does offer a 32t in an 11-speed cassette. The PowerGlide 1170 (Force 22) and the X-Glide 1190 (Red 22) are avialable with a WiFli cassette with a 32t cog (11-32t).

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/produc...-1190-cassette

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/produc...-1170-cassette
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Old 08-11-13, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by fuel0707 View Post
SRAM does offer a 32t in an 11-speed cassette. The PowerGlide 1170 (Force 22) and the X-Glide 1190 (Red 22) are avialable with a WiFli cassette with a 32t cog (11-32t).

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/produc...-1190-cassette

https://www.sram.com/sram/road/produc...-1170-cassette
Sorry, I meant to say NOW allowing, instead of NOT. I'll edit it.

New Shimano Ultegra allows 32t as well.
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Old 08-11-13, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
Sorry, I meant to say NOW allowing, instead of NOT. I'll edit it.

New Shimano Ultegra allows 32t as well.
Cool - no problem. It's funny how sometimes one letter can change the entire meaning of a sentence.
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Old 08-11-13, 10:49 AM
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I will probably be forced to switch once 10 speed parts become scarce, but I'm in no rush.
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Interesting how many 9 speeders there are in this thread. It's encouraging.

I'm 9 speed myself, but more and more eyeing a new bike. If so it'll be either 6700 Di2 or NOS 7800.
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Old 08-11-13, 12:07 PM
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I'm wheel shopping at the moment. Will probably buy 11 just to future proof.
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Old 08-11-13, 01:06 PM
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I'm not going to nine until my last 8-speed cassette dies, and it will probably outlive me.
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Old 08-11-13, 01:18 PM
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Meanwhile the Fixie kid is debating switching to a flip flop....
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Old 08-11-13, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
I'd like to someday. I like riding in the mountains and triples are out of style....
Seriously, you'd give up something you could use because it's out of style?
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Old 08-11-13, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
Seriously, you'd give up something you could use because it's out of style?
Nah, there are reasons it's out of style. Doubles are simpler in terms of shifting, lighter, easier to adjust, less trim, they're what comes with most bikes you buy (including mine), and with the wider cassettes you can get the same range. The only thing I really miss about a triple is I could put it in the middle chainring and leave it there for most of my ride. But that's not enough of an advantage to spend the money to convert my existing bike to a triple, and when it comes time to shop for a new one I'll have a wider selection if I look for a double.
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Old 08-11-13, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
Nah, there are reasons it's out of style. Doubles are simpler in terms of shifting, lighter, easier to adjust, less trim, they're what comes with most bikes you buy (including mine), and with the wider cassettes you can get the same range. The only thing I really miss about a triple is I could put it in the middle chainring and leave it there for most of my ride. But that's not enough of an advantage to spend the money to convert my existing bike to a triple, and when it comes time to shop for a new one I'll have a wider selection if I look for a double.
I have a triple on my bike and am debating on switching to a compact but am not sure if it is worth spending $1,000 to upgrade. My Calfee Tetra frame is great so I will not likely replace it.
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Old 08-11-13, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
I have a triple on my bike and am debating on switching to a compact but am not sure if it is worth spending $1,000 to upgrade. My Calfee Tetra frame is great so I will not likely replace it.
I wouldn't spend the money to convert it either way. Once you consider all the stuff you'll need I say just wait until the next bike. Although I guess that depends on how rapid your upgrade cycle is :-) But back to the OP, more gears is especially useful in mountainous terrain with a wide range cassette and double/compact crankset.
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I'm a 9 speeder though my ergo shifters need rebuilding....thinking of a Branford Bike overhaul & upgrade to 10 speeds....since my free hub will handle a 10 speed cassette.
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Originally Posted by ericcc65 View Post
I wouldn't spend the money to convert it either way. Once you consider all the stuff you'll need I say just wait until the next bike. Although I guess that depends on how rapid your upgrade cycle is :-) But back to the OP, more gears is especially useful in mountainous terrain with a wide range cassette and double/compact crankset.
Thanks. Good advice.
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Old 08-11-13, 05:14 PM
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$599.95 to upgrade to 6800, not a bad deal.
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Nope, instead upgraded the 105 to DA 10 speed, very satisfied.
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I only buy used, so it will be a few years I figure. My commuter is still 9 speed ultegra, but I only upgraded the club ride bike to 10 speed last winter when I picked up a Trek 1500 SLR with 10 sp 105 and swapped out the 10 speed kit to my Norco b4 I flipped it.
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Old 08-12-13, 11:01 AM
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dependz how long I live - but eventually...
right now I have way too much dosh in all the wheelsets I own
and when they get 130/135 for road, figured out, I should be ready...
single step from 11 to 19, then 21/24/27 and then I'd go back to compact...
oh datz 12... guess I will wait a bit longer...
or maybe skip all that **** and wait for the truly electronic, fully variable shifter/internal rear hub with programable gear ranges...
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My 7-speed bikes feel positively luxurious after spending time on the fixed-gear, so I'm good for now.
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