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Jan. 23, 2020, 12:35 a.m. -  Andrew Major

First off, your English is great. Absolutely you're right that more unique ratios make it more likely to find that perfect gear ratio and that combined with AXS shifting he's going to be able to use his drivetrain frequently to stay in the best ratios.  My argument is that a lot of those 'micro shifts' really aren't necessary and the pros outweigh the cons in terms of bigger jumps but also better chainline and less wear.  BUT, I think Cam summed this piece up very nicely in the tagline he wrote to accompany the link on Facebook: _"SRAM MTB AXS lets you see the data from your rides so you can tell how long you've been in each cog. Andrew Major used that data to forward his agenda..." _ First and foremost this is a conversation starter.  \-\-\-\- Regarding wider bottom brackets (increasing the Q-Factor at the bottom bracket), you wouldn't be the first person to put 83mm cranks on a bike with a 73mm BB shell to get the extra stance. Shimano made Saint 83mm DH cranks in a 175mm length in the past and they're still easy enough to find. You just add RaceFace crank washers to the spindle to take up the extra width from the narrow BB shell.

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