Is cross chaining more of a problem on larger cassettes? like 11 speed?
- OldHippieLv 76 months ago
Not if you know what you're doing. Let me start with the front shifter & derailleur. Every STI shifter I've seen from Shimano (and I would imagine SRAM too) has a half-shift or trim feature. Move the lever inward slightly while in low gear up front & the derailleur will follow - moving slightly out - avoiding chain rub.
Plus, the more gears, the narrower the chain. Compare a 7 speed chain to an 8 speed chain. Then compare that to a 9, 10 or 11 speed chain. All eleven gears are packed into the same amount of space taken up by an 8 or 9 speed cassette. You should easily be able to get gears 1 through 7 while in low gear up front. Now shift into the big gear up front but downshift 3 to 4 gears in the rear. This should give you an overlapping gear ratio - or feel about the same.
Now think about modern mountain bikes & some gravel bikes with a "one by" system. Only one gear up front but 11 on the rear - and now even TWELVE.
- Anonymous6 months ago
yes it is often and then other times not so much