- 1×10 set up advice
Having a bit of a debate with myself about going 1×10.
Im not hugely fit due to a knee injury and with young kids end up a bit of trail warrior apart from the odd venture into the welsh mountains.
If i were to go 1×10, what cassette and ring sizes would folks recommend?
It will be for a transition 26 bandit.
CheersPosted 4 years agogetonyourbikeMember
If you don’t consider yourself very fit then run a 32t ring with an 11-36t cassette. In fact, run an 11-36t cassette no matter what.
Oh, and make sure you go for one of the new thick/thin chain rings, like the one from Works Components, that don’t need chain devices. It’s a win win situation.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
Depends where you ride, too. On long rides with steep tech uphill stuff in the peak, I find 32t quite big enough, and i consider myself at least reasonably fit. On the other hand, if I rode fire roads up and trail centres, then 36t would probably be alright.
Definitely agree with 11:36 at the back.Posted 4 years agoproflexforeverMember
ive been running a 11-36 rear and 32 up front for years….
getting a bit older and fatter now so have pussied out and gone down to a 30T on the front with short cage type 2 rear mech for now….only been out on it once…seemed ok…didnt run out of gears…got to take it to wales for a bashing first..
kept the 32t just incasePosted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Im not hugely fit
In that case if you ride where there are steep hills I wouldn’t bother going 1×10, keep your granny ring.
I’m not hugely fit, I live where there are steep hills and I went 1 x 10. I get out once or twice a week maximum. Best move I ever made. If I can’t pedal up a hill, I’m not too proud to get off and walk.
32T chainring, 11-36T cassette BTW.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Ran 36 up front with 9 11-34 on the back for a year or so back on 09. Rode all over Oz on a heavy (35lb) bike by the end of it coupled with riding every day at times I could cope but it was hell on the steep long hills.
I got back to the UK and moved up to the lakes – I went back to 2x
My usual advice, depends on where you live, who you are, how you ride and a bit more.Posted 4 years ago
If your not on for the high cadence then the small front ring might be a problem, which then leads you to a bigger front so higher bottom gear.patriotproMember
11-36 out back. Start with a 32t front ring and see from there. I’m not especially fit and run a 34t up front.
I run 32 front and 11-36 back.
Best decision I made building the bike. Wouldn’t go back to double / triple.
I run a 11-36 and a 34t up front, have decent leg strength and have a moderate level of fitness. My advice would be the above comments as 32t is a better Winter-ring due to extra torque and traction required in the current and forthcoming wet and grip-poor conditions.
I know some people run a 30t ring but my advice to them would be to get fitter or buy a bike with a motor 😉Posted 4 years ago
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