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Was thinking about something this morning,

 

If you run a cassette 12-36 at the back and a front blade 36t

 

Will work to drop a shifter and front derailler to save weight and still be able to ride most terrain?? Without chain slipping off on rough terrain??

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I tried it. At first the chain did slip of quite often, but after I shortened the chain to its max it stayed put.

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I tried it. At first the chain did slip of quite often' date=' but after I shortened the chain to its max it stayed put.[/quote']

 

You still running that Ratio? Where you able to ride most terrain? Obviously the super hilly and max speed stuff is difficult to achieve but is the weight saving worth it or does it only look cool??

 

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Nope..its a SS now. And the SS can ride any terrain over here..LOL The only hill I ride is the ramp into my garage.

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Nope..its a SS now. And the SS can ride any terrain over here..LOL The only hill I ride is the ramp into my garage.

 

Ok, how did it perform, would you recommend it or not?

 

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1 x 9 is easy enough to set up, all you need is a chainguide (and strong legs). Most run a 32 x 11-34 with a short cage RD.

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what of going single speed' date=' with a rigid fork.  Mega weight savings.......[/quote']

 

Had that setup, but after hitting a few hills in Howick I nearly died!!!

 

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what of going single speed' date=' with a rigid fork.  Mega weight savings.......[/quote']

Had that setup, but after hitting a few hills in Howick I nearly died!!!

 

I see you are going from single speed to single wheel.  Ultimate weight savingsWink
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I'm riding 1x9

 

 

 

11-34 at back (you'd need 10sp XX for a 36t and LOTS of money)

 

32t Race face single speed chainring

 

MRP 1.X chain guide....

 

 

 

you do save a fair bit of weight, chain guide weighs 61g compared to a X9 front derailleur at 170g

 

you lose 2 chain rings, a few links of chain, a shifter (at least 100-120g) some cables......think it wa sover 300g at the end of the day......

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