1x10 Set Up

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 at 13:33 Quote
I'm tempted with changing my set up to 1x10 as its currently on a 2x9 set up but never use the granny ring!

My question is this do I need to change my crank or can I continue with my existing crank and change the rings to suit???

Also any recommendations on rear set up .... thinking SRAM X9 and SRAM Cassette and chain??

Cheers

Posted: Apr 26, 2012 at 5:13 Quote
what a strong leg you have!
u d better use mrp or e13

Posted: Apr 28, 2012 at 8:39 Quote
I just switched to a 1X10 setup on my Transition Covert build. I had a set of RaceFace Ride DH cranks from my previous ride (Kona Five 0 with a 2X9 set up) and did the full conversion with no issues. I converted the cranks with a E13 32 tooth chaingring and completed the front with a Straighline silent guide.

I went with a SRAM PG 1070 cassete 12-36, SRAM X9 10spd rear derailleur (medium cage) and a SRAM 1051 chain.

I have been out for the last week on the new bike and setup and love it. I wish I did it sooner.

Hope this helps

Posted: Apr 28, 2012 at 13:09 Quote
Brilliant thanks hosemonkey146.

Posted: Apr 29, 2012 at 11:46 Quote
why not try a 1x9 set up first and see if you like it? A stinger chain device and your old front mech are a great way of saving money and still keeping your chain on. You can get an 11-34 block and with a 32 or 34 ring up front you don't even need to go 1x10. 1x10 is a lot of hype and expense for something that you can cover with a 1x9.

Posted: Apr 30, 2012 at 22:49 Quote
Is it difficult to pedal uphill with a 1x10? On my future am build I would like to do that cuz I looks clean but I don't want to be pushing my bike up the hill. I already do that with my dh lol

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 8:30 Quote
It depends on what hill it is and what gearing you are running. A 1x9 is just as clean and far cheaper. there are also more options.

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 8:47 Quote
siyross wrote:
why not try a 1x9 set up first and see if you like it? A stinger chain device and your old front mech are a great way of saving money and still keeping your chain on. You can get an 11-34 block and with a 32 or 34 ring up front you don't even need to go 1x10. 1x10 is a lot of hype and expense for something that you can cover with a 1x9.

so true, you could also get a 36t sprocket and just fit on your old cass.

....unless you like really close ratios.

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 10:22 Quote
1x10 really isn't all too difficult. It depends on where you live and what your terrain is like. I run a 32t front ring, and an 11-36 cassette with a short cage derailleur. It's fine for where I live, I don't feel the need for more gears, the only thing is that I am limited. However, it's a cleaner set up and quieter. Running a shorter chain also allows for a cleaner and crisper shift. Just depends on the whole setup though.

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 12:40 Quote
still riding a 1x9 set up on my trek scratch with a 32 up front, 11 to 24 rear. works fine in scotland. have'nt found anything too steep for it yet and the trek weighs some.

Posted: May 1, 2012 at 13:10 Quote
I run a 1x9 with a 32t ring and an 11-36 cassette. Med cage dérailleur. My chainring is SS specific and I don't run a chain guide. I couldn't tell you the last time I dropped my chain either.

Posted: May 9, 2012 at 17:26 Quote
trekkie24 wrote:
still riding a 1x9 set up on my trek scratch with a 32 up front, 11 to 24 rear. works fine in scotland. have'nt found anything too steep for it yet and the trek weighs some.

I just got a Cannondale Rush which has a 22/32/44 in the front, and the front derailleur is broken.

It's got a 12-25 in the back and as I'm strapped for cash I'm considering just turning the front into a 1 x 9 around the middle gear.

Could I get by with just a 32:25 climbing ratio? Also, quick question, do all 9 speed cassettes have the same spacing between gears?

Posted: May 10, 2012 at 1:24 Quote
[Quote="greendarthtater"]
trekkie24 wrote:


do all 9 speed cassettes have the same spacing between gears?

9-speed, centre to centre,sprocket thickness,spacer thickness,total width

Campagnolo
9-speed 4.55 mm 1.75 mm 2.8 mm 38.2 mm
Shimano
9-speed 4.34 mm 1.78 mm 2.56 mm 36.5 mm
SRAM
9-speed 4.34 mm 1.8 mm 2.54 mm 36.5 mm

Posted: May 10, 2012 at 3:38 Quote
[Quote="iffoverload"]
greendarthtater wrote:
trekkie24 wrote:


do all 9 speed cassettes have the same spacing between gears?

9-speed, centre to centre,sprocket thickness,spacer thickness,total width

Campagnolo
9-speed 4.55 mm 1.75 mm 2.8 mm 38.2 mm
Shimano
9-speed 4.34 mm 1.78 mm 2.56 mm 36.5 mm
SRAM
9-speed 4.34 mm 1.8 mm 2.54 mm 36.5 mm
just ignore Campagnalo they do everything different, i think you even need to use Campagnalo cables with there gear

Posted: May 10, 2012 at 7:36 Quote
Okay thanks alot guys. I'm going to be keeping my 32t front ring and buying an 11-32 when i can.

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