I recently switched from 1x back to a double and definitely prefer it on the road and gravel, and I think I will be happy to go back to it in CX. I did not care for 1x in CX after dropping chain twice this season due to eating mud, wish I had faster shifting when cresting hills, and I seriously did not like the gross chain-line grind on the extremes of the cassette. So, with that said, I’m thinking about Marie Kondo-ing my collection of 11-32 through 11-36 tooth cassettes and wondering if my fellow CX racing bros and lady-bros think I will regret it.
Additionally, do you think the Shimano pro CX riders long for 1x? I do not but curious to hear your opinions.