- 1×9 gear ratios, who's using what?
1×9 = 32 front and a 12/36 cassette. Works for me all over the Peak, Wales, the rideable stuff in the Lakes and just done a week in the Sierra Nevada, did the CYB Enduro on it last yr too. Yeah you spin out on the odd stuff but your normally clocking 30mph anyway, which isn’t hanging about.Posted 3 years ago
Mmm, maybe get a 32 chainring too, thought about a chain guide but will see how I go with the narrow wide chainring……of course if it all means some rear mech upgrades I will spend the money on a 10 speed clutch mech instead of chai guide and sell my 9 speed brand new cassette etc etc to help fund it. 😀Posted 3 years ago
Did a search to see if I could find anything on the site but nothing popped up. I know a lot of folk are already running 1×10 and 1×11 but I’m tight and have some new spares in my 9 speed spares box to use up first before going 1×10 and my rear mechs not that old!Posted 3 years ago
On the HT only mainly ever use middle ring rarely very rarely granny so opted initially for a 30t front ring with 11×34 cassette just to give my old knees some hill winching chance. I know outright flat speed and DH will be compromised as will very steep ups but then I’m often off and pushing on them.
I’m interested in views/experience of alternatives. I run 33×17 on my SS but that’s only used for local levelish mud plugging!
I guess it mainly boils down to where you ride and how fit/strong a rider you are. There are a couple of guys I ride with that struggle with 2×10, another is on 1×11 but runs a 30 up front. It suits him, it’s his bike, it’s just the way it is.
I don’t feel like I’m missing out on the 10spd stuff and as 9spd is cheap as chips it’s rude not too
Ben – just be strong and don’t use the left shifter, put it in the middle ring and leave it there, see how you get on, that’s how I started with 1x.Posted 3 years ago
The topic ‘1×9 gear ratios, who's using what?’ is closed to new replies.