40/42 tooth Rear XT cassette 'bodge'
hmm 11 to 13 looses* you about 3mph from your top speed with a 32 front, not sure I’d want to give that up but may be worth a try I guess.
30:11 = 72″
30:36 = 22″
quick google, nope not quite low enough range, would have been cheaper than 32×11-36 + 42. Ah well.
*is cougar around?Posted 3 years agoteamslugSubscriber
Thought I’d share this with the STW massif…Got a hope T rex 40 tooth last week and didnt really want to take the 17 tooth cog out and have the split in ratios so I had a mess around and have come up with a fix that allows you to take off the 11 tooth bottom cog and still use the original lockring. I used a plastic frame spacer from a shimano external bottom bracket and cut a small section out of it and then forced it into the small groove on the 13tooth cog (which was originally gear number 9 of 10). This allows the lockring to sit against it and tighten into the freehub body. The spacer is sat on the metal rim so wont push through. Just been out and done 50 miles off road around Wharncliffe and surrounding area and its been fine. I am going to put a bit of nut lock on the lockring as it doesnt have the serrated edge of the 11 tooth to bite into( i torqued it up to recommended). Running 1 x 10 with a Wolf Tooth thick thin on front and it didnt miss a beat thru some crappy condtions. Sorry for long winded explanation!!!.Posted 3 years ago
My point was that you can run 1×10 using a middle ring of a 3x, the outer ring of a 2x or the inner ring of a 2x – which allows you to run a huge range of chainring sizes. But I see no point in paying for a range extender big sprocket if you then remove the 11t sprocket instead of taking a mid-sized sprocket out!Posted 3 years ago
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