Anyone ride 1×9?
Why a 10spd rear casette? A 9spd or 8spd will cover the range just fine
It depends, if you're only riding on smoother stuff (no stairs/rough stuff/drops/jumps) then with an unramped (dedicated single ring) front chainring you can get away with no type of chainguiding providing the chainline is in the middle
You may need a chain device of some sort though. Whether it be a bashring and an N-gear jump stop or something else to stop the chain from falling off on the inside or a full on 4X/DH race type guide/roller device
A front mech will guide it just fine too, but isn't the most tidy, but will work for you to try outPosted 8 years agoEuroMember
My XC bike (hardtail) and DH bike run on a 1×9 setup (technically the DH runs a 1×4, I really should get a new cassette). Both have chain guides and I've never have any bother with the chain coming off on the hardtail – the DH is another story though.
If you ride smooth, feature-free trails you may get away with no chain guide, but otherwise I get one fitted.Posted 8 years ago
The topic ‘Anyone ride 1×9?’ is closed to new replies.