This may be a stupid and uncommon (definitely seems so) question. Also forgive me for potential etiquette violations, as this is my first one on bike stackexchange.
I'm thinking about buying a gravel bike (nukeproof digger comp 2020) which has the Shimano GRX 1x11 drivetrain. Having almost no experience with gravel bikes, I'm just trying to understand, whether it would at all be possible in the future to "upgrade" to 2x11 - should the need arise.
So consider this a thought experiment: what would be necessary for such a conversion and what are the potential problems/showstoppers?
The rather scarce relevant posts here (see below) did not help me definitively. Also there are might be some GRX specifics
- Adding front derailleur vs upgrading the rear one on a (ladies) bicycle
I've also read several articles on extending 1x11 range with aftermarket cassettes and hardware, such as this excellent one on bikepacking.com and understand that something like that might very well be the (significantly easier if more limited) solution too