- Zee…anyone running it on an "all mountain" (bike that they go uphill on often)
tempted by the price and simplicity of shimano zee, esp the low profile cheap clutch mech and simple 1×10 set up with 36:36
having had a jammed front mech for a while (can’t be bothered to fix) and had no problem getting up all the climbs, certainly trail centre climbs, I was wondering what other people’s experience of running either shimano zee itself and/or 1 x 10 with similar ratio (36 chainring, 11-36 block)
taPosted 4 years agoFortunateson09Member
I’ve been a big fan of 1×10 for ages – light, secure, low maintenance and tidy. Currently running a Zee short cage, wide range rear mech on 11-36 cassette with a 32t up front for big steep, tech climbs. Spin out on fire road descents, but try to keep those to a minimum. I’ve always used a full chain device, though I’m currently experimenting with a top guide I built out of wood…
Love the stiff springs and low profile of the Zee mech, although the clutch has gone a bit ‘slack’ after 6 months or so, but it seems to do the trick. Can’t report on any of the rest of the groupset though.Posted 4 years agoburnieMember
I ride Zee with the original 36t ring on the front. I tried a 32t up front but span out too often for my liking and found that I can ride most* climbs with the 36-36. You might as well try it with the original ring first and see how well you cope, you can always buy a smaller one at a later date.
*all the climbs I could do with 3×9Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
Been running a 4X style setup for as long as I’ve had a decent MTB used to manage fine with a 38 front 11-32 rear around Malvern but that was when I was young, fit and strong on a hardtail. These days I’m on a 34 front 11-36 on a 150mm “enduro” style bike and it’s fine. Go for it.Posted 4 years ago
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