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BOTM: The Simple MIND - part 3
Andy Kessler - 02-Jul-2021
Final one for" The Simple MIN.D."
I remember more than 5 years ago when we started thinking about 1x on the road, we went for a ride with Gerard on our steel prototype bike. A funky frame where you could adjust a lot of stuff like chain stay length, rake etc... Back then, Gerard was already convinced that 1x works great. He had a 44 front and a 10-36 in the back and yes 11- speed. Once we were riding up the local mountain here called the Gempen (by the way it was cold and we had ice on the road- a perfect day for testing!) I saw him suffering. I always said 1x on the road will come but 12 or 13 speed is a must and I need my 1:1 ratio.
Now 5 or even 6 years later we have those options available, and also 1x will not replace 2x I personally think it can get a 50% market share. I am a huge fan of simplicity and this front derailleur is just one hell of an ugly part and technically having a piece of metal shifting over another piece of metal somehow not really up to date...
Love it or hate it.... for sure it looks great as you can see in our last blog with the beauty shots
... Live simply!
Here we go with the detail specifications.
And just because it is so beautiful, here another side shot.
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