Right then, the missus is looking at the racier bike market and looking at 100mm FS. (Not going to add the bike to the debate...)
Looking at Frame only vs Built with some key requirements - No Shimano Drivetrain. She currently has X0/X9 combo on Race Face Next cranks/XX cassette which is good. The crankset is the 24/38 one, previously she has had 3x and 2x with 32t max though she is getting used to the 38 up front.
To add in some more she had a Rocky Mountain Element on demo which she liked, I had a bit of a spin on it, the thing that struck me was I was running lower gears than I expected - is this normal? Do you run a lower gear on 29 than 26?
Moving to the build, she is looking at the XO1 and some of the online calcs have the range on a 30/32 being most of that of a the good part of a 24/38 setup.
Sound about right any experiences? This is going to be her multi day race bike, so considering having a couple of spare chain rings to swap out for any major climbing or flat out fire road stages.
Plan B the XO1 and put it on her trail bike and move the other stuff over.
Plan C move the 2x over and replace with normal SRAM stuff...
Comments please but following the rules...
No Shimano vs Sram stuff
No Why not get a 3x/I don't see the point of 1x/ Oh isn't is all a bit flash....