Florian Vogel

    “2x10 allows me to race most of the time in the big Chainring (if using the 39er), the wide range of the cassette and the narrow chainline is realy a big bonus for CC-Racing. While Training i benefit out of the 36er Cassette and always have a gear left even when it comes to realy steep climbs (and believe me we have a lot of them in Switzerland)”

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Posted In Athletes,Florian Vogel on February 1, 2010

Florian Vogel:
Switzerland
Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing

After having XX on your bike  for both training and racing, what advantages do you feel the XX 2×10 gearing offers you?
2×10 allows me to  race most of the time in the big Chainring (if using the 39er), the wide range  of the cassette and the narrow chainline is really a big bonus for CC-Racing.  While Training i benefit out of the 36er Cassette and always have a gear left even when it comes to really steep climbs (and believe me we have a lot of them in Switzerland).

Before XX, how much experience  did you have riding 2×9?
Actually I used 2×9 for most of my Carreer now (since 2002) but we always had to do a compromise because there was nothing like this available and we always had to build it by  our selves which wasnt always working  great.

What chainrings did you  typically use – 26/39 or 28/42? How did you decide to use these  gears?
26/39, in my opinion this is perfect for an offroad-Bike – you have small gears for the climbs and you can limit front-shifting to a minimun but you still don’t run out of bigger  gears (maybe you do if you have to sprint against cavendish).

If you had to choose one single  favorite aspect of XX, what would it be?
The Crankset!