khsracer wrote:Got to ride this at Interbike. Very impressive and super quite. Did not drop the chain once. It was the first bike I rode and every bike after that pretty much sucked drivetrain wise. Although I could not find a hill steep enough to where I needed the 42t cog I found the range to be enough (had a 30t in the front). Gotta have it!!! Cassette price is in line with XX (that is the only thing that sucks. Gotta wonder if this will trickle down to X0 and X9).
I'm not buying that the range is enough with a 30T up front. I spin out on a 32:11 on many down hills. I'd want bigger than that up front, and I'm not sure that would work with the 42 in the back to get low enough on the climbs. I think the 2x10 is probably the minimum for an all mountain or race setup, at least for most mortals.
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