If you ride 1×9 …1×10 where do you ride ??
Edinburgh… My 1×9 is just about good enough for all the riding I do though there’s a couple of steep climbs where I run out of rear wheel traction (not being able to put down power properly, but having to just smash the lowest gear as hard as possible).
Only place I’ve ever ridden where it really wouldn’t work was in the pyrenees, the sheer length of the climbs would blow me up. But it’s fairly often annoying here as I run out of high gears.Posted 6 years agomboySubscriber
Got a 32T up front with 11-36 on my hardtail, and for all my local(ish) riding (Wyre Forest, Forest of Dean, Bredon Hill, Malverns) it’s fine, though I do have to get out the saddle and grind a bit more than I’m used to on some of the steeper climbs.
Went to Brechfa the other week though, and was glad I had my full sus with 3×10 on it, as a couple of the climbs were just relentless, and I ended up having to use the granny ring a few times for sure.Posted 6 years agostevedeMember
My Pitch is 1×10 with a 32t front ring and 11-36 cassette, i haven’t had a problem on any climb yet and it’s done cwm carn xc and white’s level at Afan on the trail centre front. I had a 34t and found it a bit hard work on longer steeper climbs so changed to a 32t front and now find it spot on. Would prob get away with a 34t on my Soul if i 1×10’d that but my Pitch is a lot heavier.Posted 6 years agoforge197Member
34 up front and 11×36 at the back on a 1×10 ride Kirri, Dalbeattie, Ae, Mabie, whinlatter etc and it’s fine, couple climbs are challenging and result in a little push, and sometimes have to stop for rest if lungs are done 🙂 I do enjoy riding with less gears and much better on the downs as on my 3×9 the chain sometimes drops where as with the chain device no such issues.Posted 6 years agoMatt_SS_xcMember
only recently changed to 1×9, running 34t on 11-32.
after being singlespeed for the last 5 years its amazing, all these gears its so easy to get up hills 😀
if your unsure, go singlespeed for a few months, then 1×9/10 will seem like you have more gears than you know what to do withPosted 6 years agoEuroMember
1×9 on my hardtail. Use it for everywhere – natural riding in Ireland and trail centres Scotland. If I come to a particularly steep hill and can’t make the climb with the gears I have, I get off and push. I can easily keep up with ones spinning away in the granny ring on foot and I reach the top fresh.Posted 6 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
1×9 (34T/11-34) on a 30lb HT (lardy yes, but QUITE strong).
Fine for round here and local trail centres (Thetford & Sherwood), but have also ridden Dalby, Nevis, Laggan and Brechfa plus the Brecon Gap loop with it. Will be trying the Moray centres and Glentress/Innerleithen with it in a few weeks time.
Might have to get off and push occasionally but 34-34 has mostly been enough for the ups so far.
On knobblies I find 11-34 plenty on the road – they’re the bits you use for a little rest?
slainte 😀 robPosted 6 years agobazza17Member
Run 34/34 on a 1×9 set up on my hardtail and 36/36 1×10 on my five. I ride around Lakes / Peaks / N Wales generally and it doesn’t hold me back – in fact it has encouraged me to try harder which pays off.
Got up Honnister pass which is a 25% gradient in a personal best time the other week so it is doablePosted 6 years agoM6TTFMember
richieokeefe1 – Member
think there is a stigma about getting off and pushing but if it’s that steep whats the point !!!
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That’s the whole point – it’s the challenge 😉 walking is the last option for me, I’ll stick with All my gears. Did try singlespeed one weekend and to be fair, there was only a couple of climbs I couldn’t get up but it was frickin exhausting. Fair play to those that can!Posted 6 years agoavdave2Member
I’m currently riding a 1×9 with 32 front and 11-32 riding on the South Downs. I can get up everything with that and I think it has improved my leg strength in the short time I’ve been running it. If and when I change to 10 speed I think I’ll go 34 and 11-36 as I reckon a little more at the top would be as useful as a little more at the bottom.Posted 6 years agoHadgeMember
For my local trails my 1×10 (34t 11-36) is ideal and for the trail centres I go to I’m sure it’ll be fine. I much prefer to get out the saddle and climb andyway and it’s just my fitness that needs to be sorted to help there. The year I had off for an injury has really been hard to get beck from and I seriously need to get my head down and get it sorted!Posted 6 years ago
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