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09-25-23, 12:00 PM
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Posted By PeteHski

No worries. I think your 3x makes a lot of sense...

No worries. I think your 3x makes a lot of sense with a 7-speed rear. A 2x would be much more limited on range. But with an 11 or 12 speed cassette, there is much less need for 3x which is why they...
09-25-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Why are you talking about mountain bike cassettes...

Why are you talking about mountain bike cassettes for road use?

My 12-speed road bike cassette has:-

10-11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-24-28-33

With a 48/35 crankset it has plenty of gear options...
09-25-23, 02:28 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

You are the one who appears to be riled by the...

You are the one who appears to be riled by the entire bike industry.

So anyone who buys a new bike is now an ďearly adopterĒ? What a load of BS.
09-24-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

EVs are really bringing out all the Luddites....

EVs are really bringing out all the Luddites. They are always keen to list and exaggerate all the negatives and unwilling to acknowledge any positives. They just donít want to accept anything...
09-24-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Lots of people have already informed you that...

Lots of people have already informed you that changing disc brake pads is a trivial 5 min job requiring no special tools or skill. Just accept it, learn and move on.
09-24-23, 04:07 PM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Well not if you donít use sealant.

Well not if you donít use sealant.
09-24-23, 01:19 PM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

BS to that. I've repaired plenty of tubeless...

BS to that. I've repaired plenty of tubeless tyres by the roadside. Mostly mtb in the UST era without sealant. But I have had to use the odd Dynaplug on road tyres in the last 3 years. You can...
09-24-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

The rim brake weight weenie argument never gets...

The rim brake weight weenie argument never gets old.
09-24-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Most of the "riding public" won't even read BF. ...

Most of the "riding public" won't even read BF. Changing disc pads is simple and you know it.
09-24-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Agreed, nothing wrong with enjoying C&V bikes. ...

Agreed, nothing wrong with enjoying C&V bikes. They were the best bikes of their era and they are as good today as they were then. But pretending that newer bikes are inferior and/or marketing hype...
09-24-23, 10:07 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So true!

So true!
09-24-23, 10:05 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Changing pads is a trivial task. Maybe a 5 min...

Changing pads is a trivial task. Maybe a 5 min job at most and does NOT require a brake bleed. You are clueless about this.
09-24-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So you find thruí axles difficult to deal with on...

So you find thruí axles difficult to deal with on a mountain bike? Is that seriously why you would never consider disc brakes?
09-24-23, 04:01 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So that effectively keeps you away from any new...

So that effectively keeps you away from any new mountain bikes anyway.

I suppose you think that disc brakes are just hype too,
09-23-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

There are lightweight modern bikes too if thatís...

There are lightweight modern bikes too if thatís your main priority. A Canyon Lux CFR is 10.0 kg with full suspension.

As for mtb geometry, I find modern bikes night and day better on demanding...
09-23-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Most new mountain bike frames wonít even take a...

Most new mountain bike frames wonít even take a 3x drivetrain, not that I would do that anyway.

Yes I am fond of new mountain bike tech. Contrary to your earlier presumption, I have been riding...
09-23-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

It wasnít me that started talking about what pros...

It wasnít me that started talking about what pros ride. I merely pointed out that the entire mtb industry has moved to 1x drivetrains. XC, trail, Enduro, DH. The lot. The only 3x MTBs you can buy...
09-23-23, 01:58 PM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

If you paid ANY attention to what pros ride today...

If you paid ANY attention to what pros ride today you would know that they ALL ride 1x12. Every single one of them. Winners and also-rans. Back in the day, there was no option to race on a 1x12....
09-23-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

My main road bike has a 48/35 with 12-speed 10-33...

My main road bike has a 48/35 with 12-speed 10-33 rear. Pretty much all my local terrain is rolling hills, some gentle and some pretty hilly. On the gentle rollers I can comfortably stay in the 48....
09-23-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So 1x12 mtb is just hype then? All the best...

So 1x12 mtb is just hype then? All the best riders are on 1990s MTBs with triples. Got it.
09-23-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

That all makes sense. A 3x with the same number...

That all makes sense. A 3x with the same number of cassette gears will always be more versatile than a 2x. But that becomes less and less of an issue as the number of cassette gears increases. For...
09-23-23, 06:58 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

What I think drives the emotional involvement is...

What I think drives the emotional involvement is when some tech becomes largely obsolete in the mainstream market and then the old tech diehards try to convince everyone that the newer tech is just a...
09-23-23, 05:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Is that a fundamental flaw with 2x or you just...

Is that a fundamental flaw with 2x or you just ending up with an inappropriate crankset and cassette for your riding? A 53 big ring wouldn't be my first choice for rolling hills.
09-23-23, 05:37 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

What 3x are you using? Not hard to make a range...

What 3x are you using? Not hard to make a range comparison.
09-23-23, 05:35 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

I must be dreaming that it's 2023 and 1x never...

I must be dreaming that it's 2023 and 1x never happened. Anyway you firmly fall into the "riding an older pre 1x mtb" category I stated).
09-23-23, 05:14 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

What you are describing here (with extreme...

What you are describing here (with extreme cynicism) is evolution.
09-23-23, 05:11 AM
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Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So how does any of that relate to 2x vs 3x...

So how does any of that relate to 2x vs 3x shifting exactly? Are you saying that a 2x12 is too granular for your narrow cadence range? What specific 3x setup do you require?
09-23-23, 05:02 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

If I ride on the flat in a strong headwind (which...

If I ride on the flat in a strong headwind (which is quite often here) I may decide to ride on the small ring. The flat effectively becomes a hill (Dutch hills have no crests). What I wouldn't need...
09-23-23, 04:50 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So you think that I need to shift more or less...

So you think that I need to shift more or less than you in rolling terrain? I don't follow this argument.
09-23-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

You are correct, but now we are in the 2020s and...

You are correct, but now we are in the 2020s and mountain bikers much prefer 1x to the point that everything else has literally disappeared (unless you ride a very low end or older bike pre 1x era).
09-22-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

I find rear shifting so quick and slick on a...

I find rear shifting so quick and slick on a modern drivetrain (especially electronic) that I donít care how many rear shifts I need. Front shifting however is still relatively slow and clunky by...
09-22-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

No. When I ride a 2x on the flats it just stays...

No. When I ride a 2x on the flats it just stays in the big ring. I have never ever shifted the front just to find a slightly different gear in between 2 adjacent gears on the same ring. Not on a 2x5...
09-22-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

So here is some actual data from my road bike on...

So here is some actual data from my road bike on 2x12 SRAM AXS (48/35 with 10-33 cassette)

Flat Century Fondo:-
Front shifts: 4
Rear shifts: 842

Hilly Century Fondo:-
Front shifts: 54
Rear...
09-22-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

The initial question is a bit odd really. The...

The initial question is a bit odd really. The main reason for having a 3x is to get the widest possible gear range, with the smallest gaps between gears. So does that not imply that you will be...
09-22-23, 06:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Okay, just to be clear, that was simply a...

Okay, just to be clear, that was simply a statement about buying a brand new mtb. Unless it is very low end (like the Walmart BSOs I was responding to) it will have a 1x drivetrain. I canít even find...
09-22-23, 05:12 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

It wasnít me that said that. I think someone...

It wasnít me that said that. I think someone else might have said something along those lines, but not me.

I only commented on how 1x has totally dominated the new mtb market in the last 5...
09-22-23, 02:11 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

I don't know how old your Cannondale Rize is, but...

I don't know how old your Cannondale Rize is, but if you have a look at the spec of current Cannondale mountain bikes you will see only 1x drivetrains on all but the very lowest spec models, which...
09-21-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

I still remember the revelation of moving from 3x...

I still remember the revelation of moving from 3x to 1x MTB drivetrains. For me that was 2015 and never looked back. Before that I had actually converted all my 3x MTB drivetrains to double and bash...
09-21-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Any decent modern mountain bike that you would...

Any decent modern mountain bike that you would actually want to ride off road is going to have a 1x12 drivetrain.
09-21-23, 02:38 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

Fortunately for most of us the industry appears...

Fortunately for most of us the industry appears to sell what we want. Itís also probably their most profitable approach. If there was a big enough demand for 3x11 drivetrains Iím sure the industry...
09-20-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,883
Posted By PeteHski

With 2x12 road gearing I use the big ring on...

With 2x12 road gearing I use the big ring on flats and downhills and small ring on climbs >4% gradient.
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