but they do, during training for instance. should they have separate bikes for that too? more so, why would some pros swap their small ring to a 42/46t for classics like Roubaix if they barely use it - only to look the part?
sure, lets narrow those cogs even more, let them wear out in like 2-3k kms, same with chain - why not change it every 1k max. there's a reason why 14 or 15 speed doesn't make any sense - because a) there's no room b) even if there was room, we've got two bloody rings up front that make up for it.thePrince wrote: ↑Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:48 pmAs the 1x system evolves, and we get to 14 speeds, it's not inconceivable.
1. Chain drop w/ better narrow-wide chainring and better clutch RD
2. 14-15 speed RD
3. Lighter cassette (even at 14/15 speeds, look at an old 7 spd cassette)
4. Possible breakthrough in RD design to allow for smoother shifting across to a "climbing block"
when campa went with 11 there were laughs and some guy here even had an avatar with a 12sp record lever. most of us probably started with 2x8 or 2x9 and we got by, but who - after experiencing the luxury of having almost always a proper gear just a click away - would wan't to give it up and go back to the 70's standards? it's just crazy stupid
personally I think it's the other way round - people try to come up with a justification for something utterly pointless. sure, 20-30 years ago when FDs were a bit crappy, and we had 8speed cassettes max, that would make some sense - but now, with perfectly working shifting, both front and rear, giving you 22 useful gears (god knows many of use do use them all!) it just doesn't make any goddamns sense.
how a road bicycle could and should evolve? I'll say it once again - I want it to make me faster. 1x doesn't make anyone faster