- how fit do you have to be to run 1×11 chainset
Like the sram x01? Im pretty unfit but one of the bikes im looking at is fitted with one of these things. I much prefer the 2x to 3x chain rings so is going to one front ring a step in the right direction or just bloody hard work on those really steep hills? last thing i want to be doing is buying a bike that i can only ride downhill!Posted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
You don’t need to be fit as such but you do need a little bit of that bloody-minded, I will-tame-this hill attitude to the climbs. Not in spades, 1×11 wouldn’t be that hard, but just a little bit.
So if you’re a regular, not-fit sort of rider who doesn’t mind digging in on the steep climbs you’d prob be fine. If you know yourself that you’re a bit of a fanny, happy to dismount when it feels a bit hard, then it’s going to be a struggle.Posted 4 years agounovoloMember
Less fit than you need to be to ride a singlespeed well!
On a side not I changed to a double ring set up at the front about a year ago(unusually I have a 30/42 set-up so no granny ring) and don’t miss the granny ring ,think I’m running a 34t cassette and not found anything that I cant get up yet.
It just takes a different mindset ,things that you may sit and wind/grind up you attack instead.Posted 4 years ago
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