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Old 10-26-18, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Gear spacing on a 1X is only noticeable if you're trying to keep pace with someone faster than you are. As someone who rides solo 90% of the time, I'm never bothered by the gear spacing.
I actually read the entire thread which might provide a little different perspective...

I will add my +1 to chas58s.

Being a “little” older dude, I am more about having fun and getting exercise. My racing/ competition days are over. I can see how those smaller “gaps” would come in handy if you are trying to maintain pace with other fast riders. The wider gaps are handy in other situations. I do not have to shift through gears I do not “need” with my 1X bikes.

I have no issue with people who want to race/ride with a pack. It seems to me though that there are many less “serious” bikers who may not miss these smaller gaps. Gettting back to the (Recreational) biker.....As per usual, one has to consider the “environment”, to approach the reality of any situation.

Last edited by McMitchell; 10-26-18 at 08:35 AM.
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