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    Best thing I ever did for my bike was switch from 3X10 to 1X10. They can keep their 12.

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    I'm waiting for the 13 speed. You know. For luck!

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    I'm plenty happy with my 11 speed. Come to think of it, I'm plenty happy with my 10 speeds and my 9 speed, so I suppose I'd be happy with a 12 speed too, but it's not something I can see the need for. It's just fascinating to me how they can continually fit more in there. This has an even thinner chain that an 11 speed, yet they say it's just as strong. I've broken chains before--even a new one--and did not enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian74 View Post
    I'm waiting for the 13 speed. You know. For luck!
    You might not have to wait that long ...

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2014/09/10...13-drivetrain/

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Just to be clear, SRAM has been 12sp for a couple years now.

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    When I'm riding, I can't tell the difference between a 9sp, an 11sp and a 12sp. I shift up til I can't any more and down til I can't any more. I also can't tell much difference between my 42 cassette and my Eagle (50-something other other) cassette. It's same - I shift until I'm in my granny, curse a little, and keep spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Best thing I ever did for my bike was switch from 3X10 to 1X10. They can keep their 12.
    You did that with your Volpe, correct? Do you ever hit any steep climbs, and if so, do you have enough gears? Or is it the case that this is a mostly around-town bike.

    The 2X10 on my gravel bike is usually good enough, but there have been a couple of times, like when climbing that beast of a hill up to Dirt Farm Brewery, where I ran out of gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    You did that with your Volpe, correct? Do you ever hit any steep climbs, and if so, do you have enough gears? Or is it the case that this is a mostly around-town bike.

    The 2X10 on my gravel bike is usually good enough, but there have been a couple of times, like when climbing that beast of a hill up to Dirt Farm Brewery, where I ran out of gears.
    I've entered the Youth Soccer Every [EXPLETIVE DELETED] Day stage of parenthood so I don't ride anywhere for fun anymore.

    Here's the money quote from the thread where we discussed my move to 1X10.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    So I was looking at a gear inch calculator. I'm currently 50/39/30 and 10 speed 12-30. The gear inches in gears I actually use on a regular basis range from 43 to 103. If I switched to 48 and 11-42, that would be 30 to 116. I'd never really thought about that.

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