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    SRAM Apex 1X11

    No questions or problems this time around, just a little note of praise for the Apex 1X11 set-up. I tried it a few years back when I built up the New Albion Homebrew frameset. At that point I was using a standard road bike set up with drop bars and the integrated lever. It was the smoothest, quietest and most hassle-free setup I've ever had on a bike (though admittedly I don't tend to go for the high-dollar components). In fact I liked it so much that I put the same set-up on the Lynskey Peloton.

    Recently, I decided to try out some trekking bars on the Homebrew. Turns out, SRAM also has a trigger shifter for the Apex 11 speed. It was a very reasonable $25 bucks. Installation was straight-forward and I dig the trigger action. It is crisp and clean. I just got back from a 36 mile shake-out ride and it works great.

    If you're considering going to a 1X setup for your road bike, I highly recommend the SRAM Apex group. It's a solid set-up for not a ton of money.
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    Must not ride in hills?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Must not ride in hills?
    Not if I can help it. On the Homebrew its a 42 up front and the 11-42 in back. On the Peloton it's a 44 up front and a 11-36 in back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Must not ride in hills?
    considering that OP's bike has a 42t front ring with a 42t back cog, that's lower gearing than most road bikes would have. He's plenty good for the hills, but that 1x setup sucks on the road.

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    Well he didn't post his gears, only 1x11. If you gear it to go up hills you'll be coasting a lot. If you gear it for the flats, you wish you hadn't on the hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Must not ride in hills?
    I was actually thinking he must only ride hills, real steep ones, and only up.

    42x42 would be great riding up 20% all day. But I think the large gaps would drive me crazy on flatter stuff and 42x11 isn't big enough going down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    I was actually thinking he must only ride hills, real steep ones, and only up.

    42x42 would be great riding up 20% all day. But I think the large gaps would drive me crazy on flatter stuff and 42x11 isn't big enough going down.
    No steep hills, but some hellacious head winds on occasion.

    I think gaps are something you might notice initially, but after a while of riding the same rides you adjust. At this point, I don't notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    No steep hills, but some hellacious head winds on occasion.

    I think gaps are something you might notice initially, but after a while of riding the same rides you adjust. At this point, I don't notice it.
    That's cool. If it works for you it works.

    Gaps might be a duel edge sword now that I think of it. I'd definitely hate those gaps on certain rides. But on other rides like rolling small hills I find myself always shifting 2-3 cogs never just one anyway so I might actually like the big gaps on those rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    That's cool. If it works for you it works.

    Gaps might be a duel edge sword now that I think of it. I'd definitely hate those gaps on certain rides. But on other rides like rolling small hills I find myself always shifting 2-3 cogs never just one anyway so I might actually like the big gaps on those rides.
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