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Thread: Advice needed: Should I switch from 2X10 to 1X11 on a touring bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    You know, if you just used shift levers, none of this would be a problem.
    Annnnd we've come full circle

    So, 1X's are in fashion, and ultimately that's what the OP of this thread wound up with. The complaint people make about missing gears, though.... my knees are mostly shot already, and I can't afford to be a gear masher. Spin to win is equivalent to knee preservation, and I've been really spoiled by triples.

    The Pinion 18 is nothing short of impressive. I got to demo a few at Bikenetic, and Co-Motion has jumped on the bandwagon building compatible frames. They do Rohloff drives too, not sure how they solve shifters for drop bars. My logic against internally geared belt drives is threefold. First and foremost, as a travel touring bike I'll be taking it apart and putting it in a suitcase on a semi-regular basis. CoMo makes provisions for disassembly, I'm just not convinced I want to do that very often. Second, weight. The CoMo will be a full six pounds lighter than Vaya. Third, cost. I'm already overspending the insurance settlement, and the things I'm willing to shell out for are the generator hub and light kit, and a nice paint job.

    It's notable that nobody is rooting for a SRAM mountain double. I'm in agreement with the testimonials to stick with Ultegra.

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    Rear Derailleur: RD-M8000-SGS
    Make sure that you select the "Long cage" option.

    - Cassttee: Any 11 Speed silver cassette will do.
    Ding ding! I think this is precisely the answer I was hoping for. It's the equivalent of what I did with the 10-spd triple, but compatible with new 11-spd Ultegra. I very much appreciate you honing in on specifics and providing all the background resources too, good stuff n18!

    It remains to be seen whether CoMo will swap out parts, or whether I get the stock package and do it myself later.

    Today I put down a deposit on the bike, which gets me "in line" at the shop with about an 8-week turnaround. Still plenty of time to fret over decisions.

    Like paint colors.... ĦAy, caramba!. No I don't want to crowdsource that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    I can't afford to be a gear masher. Spin to win is equivalent to knee preservation, and I've been really spoiled by triples.
    So why not keep using triples? Yes, they're unfashionable, but so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    Like paint colors.... ĦAy, caramba!. No I don't want to crowdsource that one.
    Your bike should be pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    You know, if you just used shift levers, none of this would be a problem.
    Wait a minute... I thought you said that more than one gear was unnecessary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    So why not keep using triples? Yes, they're unfashionable, but so what?
    Triples are mostly out of stock, at least at prices I want to pay. I'm still trying to use them, but am reaching down into steel chainring square taper territory lately. Wish I had picked up several Deore trekking sets when they were 50-75 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Your bike should be pink.
    Yeah. Keep the easy decisions easy. Except it should be orange.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    They do Rohloff drives too, not sure how they solve shifters for drop bars.
    Co-Motion makes one of the better shifters that will operate a Rohloff hub on a drop bar. It’s a rotating sleeve that slides up next to the stem. Just reach over and click it forward or backward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Yeah. Keep the easy decisions easy. Except it should be orange.
    Anyone who has seen my Wolverine knows that orange is already taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkel View Post
    Anyone who has seen my Wolverine knows that orange is already taken.
    Your Wolverine is Exhibit A that orange is the best color for a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw_diy View Post
    So why not keep using triples? Yes, they're unfashionable, but so what?
    It's not an option unless I want to buy the frame and build it myself. I'll be happy with an Ultegra double if it's the right gear range. Still working out whether CoMo will jigger their stock setup for me, or if I'll do that myself later.

    "Orange" is way too general for these folks, the question is WHICH orange? Emm, they did just add a new pink. Alas.... mine will be neither of those.

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