My current setup is a Specialized Diverge Expert...
50/34 up front and 11-40 in back.
Building a kitted out monster gravel rigid 29er and will be doing a 1x XX1 Eagle setup.
Cannot decide how big to go in the front....I have done all the gear ratio calculators online but I am looking for some real world input.
34/36/38 up front?
Bikes will weigh roughly the same...about 18-18.5 lbs. maybe a tad more with full kit.
I know I won't ever have the top end with the 1x setup but I am more interested about what a good compromise is for the front chainring. I want to be able to utilize the 50 in the back so I can pedal up anything but also want to be able to at least feel like I can ride it on the road if I want to.
Right now the 50/34 11-40 setup can get me up just about anything. If I cannot make it up it is more than likely due to my 35 tires and not the gears I have.