Frankly, when we built this bike and the SRAM mechanic told me that I would be just fine with one chain ring (54) on the front for a course like Ironman Lanzarote I wasn’t sure if he knew what he was talking about or if he just hit too many granite walls freeriding but there I stood with the SRAM Force 1x ready to try out what everybody seems to love on the MTB but oddly enough doubt on the road or tt bike.
Roughly 7 months, what feels like a gazillion coffees and a couple of races later – including the 2700 meter climbing bike course at Ironman Lanzarote – I feel like I am on a mission to turn people onto the 1x. There is a reason why everybody loves it on the MTB. Cause it rocks and it doesn’t suddenly stop rocking when you build it onto your road or tt bike.
Some of the key points for me are:
I could keep writing endlessly now but know what – we shot a little video about it instead. (it’s really all about the coffee but we built a bit of bike talk in there as well) No coffee beans were harmed during the shoot. Coffee by Dinzler as brewed by Viva Barista!
Enjoy the video and then go out and play. No matter if 1, 2, 3 chain rings – happiness on 2 wheels.
Over n‘ out. Coffee time!