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    Component Spec for new full sus frame

    Hey all-
    Do you think it is necessary for a full sus 130mm 27.5" frame to have provisions for a front der? Or is 1x enough on a bike like this?

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    -B

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    Depends, what will you be using this for? What kind of terrain are you riding?

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    The intent on this would be all-day Front Range XC and Enduro good times

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    I would go 2x10 if I were you. For an all day ride, sometimes a 24 tooth ring up front is really nice to have.

    What do you ride currently?

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    It might also depend on what you are currently riding or used to. I've been riding a light hardtail with 1x9 for about 2 years now. I've done some very long/hard mountain climbs on it, several 60 mile races with 8k+ climbing, sometimes i wished and begged for an easier gear, but it was usually just enough to grunt it out. I just did my first ride on my new element 650b build with a 3x9. Between the extra weight and suspension bob (not dialed in yet) there is no way i could have pulled a 1x. A few times I even found myself in 32x34, a gear that for many years I have thought to be completely useless.

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