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Drivetrain 1x12 or 2x10 for my MTB use case?

Assuming that the recommended cassettes/chainrings are proposed, ranges will be equivalent. 36/26 chainrings, 11/42 cassette for the 2x10: 523% 10/51 for the 1x12: 510% (for 1x, the range of doesn't ...
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Drivetrain 1x12 or 2x10 for my MTB use case?

For your use case of 'universal' (many would call this oldschool XC) riding you want the widest gear range possible to allow pedalling up both steep climbs, but also on non technical downhills. At the ...
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Drivetrain 1x12 or 2x10 for my MTB use case?

Not covered and answers already is durability and cost. A 12 speed drive train costs a lot more than a 10 speed, so when if comes time to replace worn (and broken) components, a 10 speed setup will ...
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Why are my cantilever brake pads already on rim without pulling brake lever?

Tires should not matter, as the brakes are meant to clamp the rim, not the tire. Cantilever brakes need to be adjusted in a way that the pads do not touch the rim while the lever is not pulled. If ...
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Mount 29'' wheels on Cube Reaction TM 2018

There are two problems with such operation: clearance and geometry. For the clearance, simply measuring if there's enough space is sufficient, but it's not worth it as geometry is actually the problem....
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Will a 11 speed Shimano Deore crankset work with a 9 speed Shimano Altus cassette? [MTB]

Technically, 1x chainrings are quite universal, so you would be able to have a "working bike" if you do that. But 1x drivetrains came with some other changes (wide range cassettes + clutch ...
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MUnicycling tips: Which tricks to practice to improve mountain unicycling performance

The most important skill would be just getting comfortable on tree unicyle. Ride daily, practice bunny hops. I am sure that there are pavements, try hopping off them and up them or you can build up to ...
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Drivetrain 1x12 or 2x10 for my MTB use case?

Personally, i ride a 3*10 setup on my MTB/Tourer. I think that this is a very good universal setup. Mine is set up so that most of the time i'm riding on the middle chainring, with a cadence of 85 - ...
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How to choose semi-pro MTB for all weather

I managed to put mudguards to my first E bike but I went through three iterations before getting them right. There are no mounting points where expected, they do not fit, they do not cover well. At ...
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Problem with shifting up from small-small

Most road drivetrain components don’t work with mountain bike components. They have different cable pull ratios and other such discrepancies. But there are exceptions. Here's great site I found that ...
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