I've always used either a single chain ring (with single sprocket) or a triple (with a load of sprockets) on MTBs. Looking at getting a new MTB....but it only comes in 2x10. Any thoughts on how much of a compromise this is - have you used a double on an MTB...how did you get on with it? Do you find that you are faffing around having to change the front all the time rather than making quicker changes to the rear?
My first MTB was 21 speed (3x7) and rode it with no problems. So 20 speed isn't that much different. Biggest difference must be like 50/34 compacts where, when changing from large ring to small, makes a very big jump in gearing.
Q. What does the word 'benign' mean? A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.