New build dilemma
So – I have a nice new Ti 29er frame and lots of nice, good condition 9-speed kit (XTR cranks, rear mech shifters and brakes, XT front mech and cassette) to go on it. Thing is, I keep looking at the shiny new 2×10 setups (especially now there’s a 40/42T rear option) and wondering if I should bite the bullet and do the “upgrade”. I can’t think of any genuine, logical reason to do so but since when did logic dictate these things???Posted 3 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
@scotroutes – if you’re happy with a front mech then don’t get suckered in by the extender cog options. You will notice that missing sprocket.
@CFH – I believe the thing more deader than corduroy is seersucker*
*from watching out-takes videos in my youth. This gag didn’t get any laughs so they tried it again with corduroy.Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Get it built with the 9 speed stuff so you can ride it, the only real difference between 2×9 and 2×10 would be a clutch and a cog, not worth the spend or wait for parts.
Plus XTR 11 speed is imminent (apparently), spunking a chunk of cash on the latest and greatest 10 speed kit only for it to be superseded and hence obtainable for less would just serve to wind me up…Posted 3 years agob rMember
I’m running a 9-spd mixture of XTR, XT and keep looking at the shiny kit and while I can still buy 9-spd XT rear mechs and cassettes cheap can’t really see the point of going 2/3×10.
And based upon where (and the routes) I ride, really can’t see 1×11 been any good – ie hasn’t a bail-out gear.
Plus, you could easily buy all near and then **** the mech on the first ride, so may as well wear out the current gear.Posted 3 years ago
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