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Old 03-05-20, 05:41 AM
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I like the 1 x but I also like the triple (I normally ride in the middle) but it’s nice to have the gearing options if you need them.
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Old 03-05-20, 06:04 AM
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I like the 1 x but I also like the triple (I normally ride in the middle) but itís nice to have the gearing options if you need them.
Use what works for you. I live in a hilly area. That means climbs in which I use 22-32, and when I come back down, I use a 44/11. I use the whole range and, sometimes, I miss a bit more on the top end (mainly on some asphalt stretches TBH).

Where's the advantage of 1x? I lose a lot of range which I currently use, and gaps between gears are so huge they're a PITA on flat areas.

But what kills me is that I paid 850Ä for a bike with full X9, Manitou R7 fork and Elixir Brakes. As parts wore down I replaced the wheels with Fulcrum Red Power XL, the brakes with SLX and fork with a Suntour Axon RL-RC, and hacked the rear shifter to go from 9 to 11sp. All for less than 450Ä. The bike was lightened by almost 1kg in the process. When looking at new bikes, I see 1600 / 2000Ä bikes with basic Deore brakes, Recon forks, other low end components, and that weigh almost 1.5kg more than my bike. I can't get around that.

It's just cheaper to keep my better built bike running for 10 more years. I see no reason to leave my 26" bike since, as of today, I have not had any problem sourcing parts.
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Old 03-05-20, 08:29 AM
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26 is on life support in my area. I still dig them!
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Old 03-05-20, 03:13 PM
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26 is on life support in my area. I still dig them!
thatís why I have 4 or 5 of them (parts bikes if necessary)
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Old 03-06-20, 06:20 AM
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26 is on life support in my area. I still dig them!
What are you having trouble finding? I still find plenty of tires and even forks online. In the worst case, if I needed a fork, I could use a 27.5" fork.

CRC has lots of 26" tires available, for example.
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