Contemplated a 1×10 with a 32 front but for now can’t be added with changing the much, chain length, getting a chain guide, etc. Also as it’s a SRAM setup, do they even do a clutch type much and would I need one?
I had a 36-11 and 32 upfront on mine was fine for most climbs the odd really long one I had to dig deep , but I am a fat old duffer, I run an XTR + mech and an MRP X1 with an e-13 single ring , moved the set up over to my 26″ bike but now run the e-13 XCX spins out too easy so have an 34 to go on soon.
I’m running a Hammerschmidt on mine with a 22t ring and a 34t 9 speed cassette. If I ever decide to ditch the HS it will be for a 1 x 11 set up so that I can retain the low spinny gears that suits my sit and spin riding style.