1 x 9
I run 1*10 on one bike, depends how strong you are / how hilly it is where you live. Plenty run 1*10 with a 34 or 36 front, and a 36t rear, so a 11:34 cassette with a 32 or 34 front will be broadly the same for the ups and give away a little on your biggest gear.
Also depends whether you are talking about a 26er or a 29er. If the latter you can knock a couple off the front to accounts for the bigger wheels. Personally – I’m on a 29er with 32 front and 11:36 rear.Posted 4 years agorobhenry85Member
i do on my HT. i run a 32t up front so i can do most climbs locally. i’d struggle with long steep climbs, but i would with 10 speed also. top end i only spin out on long down hill fire roads, the boring stuff. i don’t thing one extra gear will make any real difference.
works for me and getting me fitter 😉
i do have 2*10 on my full suss tho for all day stuffPosted 4 years agodarksliderMember
Yup, 32t front ring and 11-32 on the back lets me winch up even super steep technical sections without feeling like I’m pushing too big a gear. You only need to go 1×10 if you’re fashion conscious or have the legs of a small girl. And if you haven’t got the legs then you’ll get them quickly! 🙂Posted 4 years ago
The clutch mech is what I really want but don’t have the wonga to splash on new cassette, mech, chain shifter etc so will probably just drop a cog at the front and get a cheapish chain device so technically won’t save any weight or money (maybe a little weight but I could probably lose more a lot quicker in the bathroom before a ride).Posted 4 years ago
what chainguide and ring for the front then. I was looking at just getting a cheap set up from superstar, probably don’t want to spend more than £50-£60.NorthwindSubscriber
My Soda’s 1×9, though with a clutch mech (X9 shifter + mod + SLX). It’s not quite as good as my 1×10, the 36T cassette isn’t a massive difference but it does seem to be the slight difference between “good enough” and “slightly hard work”. Or to put it a different way, there were a few times last week in Wales when I wished for a lower gear on the 1×10, where on the 1×9 I’d have been in a higher gear.Posted 4 years ago663sqdMember
I have soda too on a 1×9 set up. . Works really well. . For xc stuff . . Not yet tested Wales etc but feel it will be fine. . Only now and again do I think I need a few extra gears, very steep stuff and getting quick speed on descents. . It is a perfect set up for xc racing with the leg strength! Standard xt cassette wi E13 ring/ chain guide ZTR shifter.Posted 4 years agoandehMember
I run 1×9, 36t chainring and 11-34 cassette. I find the range is enough, you just have to learn to power up things opposed to sitting and spinning. I’ve never found a climb at a trail centre I couldn’t make but sometimes I have to get off and push in the Peaks. I’m considering swapping for a 34t ring.
I’m running ancient X7 with SRAM cassette and an old E13 LG1 w. taco bash guard.Posted 4 years agomtbtomoMember
tommy – you don’t really need a dedicated chainring for 1×9. I just removed the inner and outer rings from my Shimano cranks and made do with the 32T. Add a superstar xcr bb mount chain guide for £16 and it was fine. There was a little bit of rub running 32 front to 11t sprocket but bearable. I ran 32 x 32-11 on my C456. Now I’m running 34 x 36-11 (10 spd) on the full suss, just to get a marginally wider gear range (top and bottom)
If you really do want a dedicated front ring, then there are FSA ones on ebay for less than £20 depending on size. Which is generally cheaper than e-thirteen, Hope etc.Posted 4 years ago
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