I have a Singular Puffin on the way (yay!) and am gradually building up what I need to run it.
I have an x5 crankset with 2 rings on it - 36 and 22. I'm running 34t single rings on my 29 and 26 bikes and find hills around here ok (South Downs around Brighton). Although in reality I'll probably treat it as a 'play in the woods' type bike rather than xc mile muncher.
I'm not sure whether to ditch the two chain rings and go for another single ring setup with, say, a 32t chain ring or get shifters and stuff to use a double at the front. How much extra effort do fat bikes need when climbing due to wheel/tyre weight or is it really only overall bike weight that matters?
If I do go for double at the front I'll be running a 9 speed cassette, chain and rear shifter (as I have lots of these already). Will a 2x10 front shifter and mech work ok with that setup?
I'm guessing I can't use a 3x9 front shifter with a 2x10 chainset?