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  • The problem with friction shifting 11 speed is that the gears are so close together, you have to be really precise with the shifter, if it's not in exactly the right spot, you'll be between gears and your chain will skip up and down endlessly

  • Other way around surely.

    More cogs in the same space (more or less, I know overall width has increased a bit) = more chance of hitting a gear, might not be the exact one you wanted but…

  • Don't think so, fewer gears over almost the same width and you've got more lever throw until you hit the next gear. Smaller spacing between gears means a much smaller window of smooth running per gear before the chain starts to want to jump up or down to the next one.
    That's only what I've read though so you might be right


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