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🚲 MTBW - Should You Get a 1X or 2X Drivetrain? - Bolivia's Cordillera Real on MTB - Finding Flow on the Best MTB Trails - 10 Bike Products Ranging from Terrible to Great

March 5 · Issue #18 · View online
MTB Weekly
This week I’m taking a look at the pros and cons of 1x and 2x drivetrains. I’ve had to make the same choice when I was picking my bike last year, and I wanted to share what I’ve learned. I ultimately went for a 2x setup and I’m really happy with it. However, there’s a lot of positives to having only one derailleur to worry about. Read all about it in this weeks original piece.
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⚙️ ORIGINAL: Should You Get a 1X or 2X Drivetrain?
When I was buying my latest bike I had to chose between a 2x and 1x drivetrain. With almost all manufacturers offering both options in their lineup, it’s another hard choice you need to make. So which one is better a 1x or 2x drivetrain?
🗺 Suffering and Survival in Bolivia's Cordillera Real
A great writeup on a difficult journey across Cordillera Real Mountains, a densely glaciated range stretching 77 miles and filled with more than 100 peaks higher than 17,000 feet. You can feel the pain these guys had to go through, but you realize that the price they paid was well worth it.
The drops on my top tube aren’t sweat. They are tears of exhaustion. My friends are tiny specks, far ahead, and I struggle to find the motivation to take another step…
🚀 Finding Flow on the Best MTB Trails
The concept behind Rupert Walker’s latest edit, “Land Escape,” was to pick four riders and film them all in different locations, allowing each rider’s distinct style and location blend together and complement each other. 
🛍 10 Bike Products Ranging from Terrible to Great
Seth looks at 10 product somewhat related to mountain biking. Some of them are just straight up jokes, but some are really useful.
💯 Deals of the Week
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👌 Bringing best-of-the-best technology and performance to the fore, this 36 Elite model by Fox is an award-winning fork that’s set to take your XC and trail riding to the next level. 
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👌 The Nukeproof Pulse Comp DH Bike is intended to push you to your limits with its race winning pedigree. 
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👌 With a lightweight chassis and the high performance features you associate with Fox, their Float IRD Factory fork is sure to please.  
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👌 The Resistance Enduro Mid shorts support riders looking for both comfort and performance. 
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👌 From your first sip of coffee, to that afternoon burrito and as you roll your bike back into the garage at sun down, the Sombrio Silhouette shirt is the epitome of an all-day, do anything piece of gear. 
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