Originally Posted by novatrekker75
...Would it have more usable gear combinations since there are only two front gears......that would help avoid cross chaining? Thanks!!
I don't know the bike but my guess it's a compact double you are refering to.
In that case the bike would have a reasonable gear combination depending on your fitness vs terrain.
As for the cross chaining, you will still have it to some degree, just not so much. I use a triple on my hybrid which is great for casual mountain roads, and compact double on my road bike when riding for fitness or with groups.