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OMG 3 watts. If I had 3 more Watts I would be a world champion.



(ok maybe not).
 

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I'd rather deal with the friction loss of a 1x system than the constant chain loss of the 2x system. When I was running 2x I would regularly loose the chain from the front over fast, chattery downhill terrain. Running 1x I can use a proper chainguide. Totally worth the 3 watts.
 

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I've been on 1x since we had six gears out back. It's not about weight, friction or crosschaining. There's just no need for the wide range of gears on a mountain bike. At least for me. My two bikes are a single speed and a 36tx9. Yeah, I never "upgraded". Why? I can climb all the trails I ride with that range.

I don't get having all that extra **** on your bike just to soft pedal to the next Enduro run.

I can walk up a hill faster than you can ride pedaling that pie plate marketing says you need.

Rant over.
 

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Its funny, you could say that jokingly, but I wonder if that could have been the difference between Kerschbaumer and Schurter.
that is probably the only time 3 watts makes a difference.

All my Mtn bikes are 1x.
1x11, 1x11, and 1x1

my road bike is 2x11.
 

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What this article doesn't show very well is that while it's only 3 watts average, that includes 2x ratios you'd never use, and it's much greater in your 1x bottom gear.
 

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The effort to shove over that front derailleur, you know the one, the one that you've never maintained, that's got to cost you way more than 3 watts. More like 300. Plus, with 1x, I don't have to think about when to shift up front, and that extra effort made my brain hurt.
 
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