Its running Force 22 HRD, with CX chainrings (46/36) and 11-32 cassette. I wanted to go 1x (my previous CX was 1x) but i couldnt get the gear range required to suit climbing gravel/single track and fast road riding with a 1x. A 10-42 cassette might just do it, but i used to get annoyed with the gaps in my 11-36 10 spd cassette so i knew i wouldnt like it. I pretty much ride it as a 46t 1x on the road unless there are big hills
Depending on your fast group rides/crit racing a 46t might be too small, but a classic 50/34 would give you even more range anyway. I think ill need to swap mine out soonish
I have 3 wheelsets atm, 700x28c road, 700x40c CX and 650bx47c gravel, all are tubeless. This is a straight CX frame, so cant clear 2.0 or 2.1" 650b, but the road plus 47c fits nicely. A nice gravel frame that will clear 2.1’s would be awesome, but probably not quite as nimble and bit less aero
I think I’d probably go SRAM 1x anyway, which would solve clearance and FD issues. I put Rival 1 on my wife’s bike and was very impressed with it. I won’t be racing or fast riding and generally don’t need the very high gears, and I can also deal with the gaps because I’m usually either riding uphill (and at the top of the cassette) or downhill (and at the bottom of the cassette) without shifting all that much.
Put them on today, seems better up and down the street, misread the ordering as I got two full sets. I now have two sets of cantis and one set of mini v’s that are surplus for my one canti posted bike…