Possibly. I still have an older road bike with a 3x. No problems shifting. Granted I have a chain drop more often (maybe every 500 miles) vs. around every 5000 miles with a 2x. In other words, pretty much a nothingburger.I have a triple on my MTB and shifts quite well also. When riders make the statement that a triple is problematic, IMHO they do not know how to set it up.
Even if your FD shift flawlessly every time, a 1X is still a better setup for technical MTB riding.I have a triple on my MTB and shifts quite well also. When riders make the statement that a triple is problematic, IMHO they do not know how to set it up.
After 30 years using triples, then 3 using using 1X, I'd say this statement is false. It's faster and easier to bang thru gears on a 1X then doing double shifts on a 3X, plain and simple.IMO, you can change gears faster on a 3X, think about it. I change one ring, drop 4 gears. Sorry!
If I drop 2, that is almost equal to your whole cassette.
You think. So you've never rode a 1x.... and you're arguing with the guy who said he's done both and knows which is faster.If I was in the middle of the cassette, I think I could drop 7 gears faster on a X3 than you could on a X1. I use my X3 for gravel riding, so I'm not really shifting while launching off a boulder.
Yes, not the point, but agree that 1X systems eliminate those in between gears that can be useful on the road or on gravel, is why I 2x on a gravel bike.There is no way I could ride up/down the mtn with a X1 without missing some gears. I'm in 1 or 2nd gear for 1.5 hours, and top gear for an hour. If you ride a hilly/flat trail bike, great, go X1.
That, and anti-skid bike brakes, that will jack the prices of bikes up and people will be killing each other to get one, then all the buyers, bike shops, bike internet sites, and marketing people will show us just how bad the "old" brakes were just to fuel the hype. Sometime after that we'll all have to buy CVT equipped bikes, because Di2 will be so old-fashioned and horrible technology with all the reasons why. These "improvements" seem to be on a 10 to 15 year wave, they come out with something then 10 to 15 years later something new comes along, all designed to suck your money out of your bank account.The bike industry has a way of reinventing the wheel when the collective cycling consumers' attention span begins to fade.
I'm confident we're just a few years away from the "revolutionary" 1x Biopace chainring debuting....again.
I chose 2x on my gravel bike because......umm.....that's what the model I wanted came with.I chose 2x on my gravel bike simply because I also use it as my urban ride.
BEST ANSWER YET!There are no right/wrong ways to go with 1x. The only wrong way is to do it just because others are.