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    Anyone on a geared Misfit diSSent?

    I know it is a SS frame but Misfit offers a dérailleur hanger and I know I am not in the kind of shape to do any serious riding on a SS bike. I was wondering how the frame does with a geared setup. I was thinking even just doing a 1x9 so that I kinda get started in the SS direction. I love the frame (looks, reviews) but if it is not the best option to use as a geared frame eventually changing to a full SS bike, I am open to suggestions.

    I wasn't sure if I should post here or in the single speed section.
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    I am in the process of switching my SS dissent to geared right now...
    Just ordered some ZTR flows with 15mm axels and hunting around for a X0 or X9 1x9 setup.

    Was looking for pics of how people routed the fully housed derailleur cable...

    I love my Dissent by the way, just want try picking the gear for the trail, instead of picking the trail for the gear. It can get a little hilly here in northern CA.

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    A friend converted his to a one by nine.

    If you want to look thru a few pages......

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    One is good!

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    My wife uses a diSSent for her winter bike, and rides 1x9. It actually works really well. She has the Mk 1 frame, which built up into a geared bike easily. I set it up with one long run of cable housing from stem to stern, and the shifting has been crisp. The only hitch I ran into was with the chainring. Using a ring designed for shifting [i.e. a standard chainring] allowed the chain to derail occasionally. I installed an old CX ring and all is well.

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    Thanks Pinkrobe and Juanmoretime,

    Ordered the ZTR Flows with 15mm QR conversions and 10mm solid axels (a cool set up they showed me at Thread Cycle in Campbell CA) and a Niner carbon fork yesterday.
    For the 1x9 I am thinking about a X0 twist shift (I put that on my daughters bike and liked it) X0 9 speed derailleur small cage and 11/26 PG970 cassette. I need to count teeth on the current single and see if 26 buys me enough climb, but I liked the idea of small cage and tight shifts.

    Opinions?

    I know a lot of dough for a $450 Al frame. But there is magic in that frame, I really like the feel. It kills my epic in every way, but gears, at the moment.

    When all done I should have a clean 07 Epic marathon to sell, some used Misfit SS wheels, and a fu bar...

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    I ride a 1x9 al frame dissent with a fox fork. It's been great as a geared bike. Do it.

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    Hi Pinkrobe,

    Re-reading your message and not sure I follow your reference to derailing and using an old CX ring to fix it?? CX ring being a cycle cross ring? How is that different?
    I was hoping to use my SS ring in front, would that do the same thing?
    Did I miss your point completely?

    Thanks again to all who replied. Did not know there was a large Misfit cult out there!

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    Hey daveinalmaden

    Not sure what pinkrobe meant about using a CX ring, but a SS specific ring will work better than one designed for shifting due to the taller teeth and lack of shift gates. I'd also recommend getting a chain guide or using a chain catcher+bashring combo. One of my friends installed an MRP 1x catcher, and while I can't compare it to any other catchers, it does the job. I used to be able to derail his bike jumping over (and occasionally on...) logs, not anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    I know it is a SS frame but Misfit offers a dérailleur hanger and I know I am not in the kind of shape to do any serious riding on a SS bike. I was wondering how the frame does with a geared setup. I was thinking even just doing a 1x9 so that I kinda get started in the SS direction. I love the frame (looks, reviews) but if it is not the best option to use as a geared frame eventually changing to a full SS bike, I am open to suggestions.

    I wasn't sure if I should post here or in the single speed section.
    been riding my diSSent 1x10 for almost a year now. Bought an X-cal and took off all the parts and sold the frame. Then slowly upgraded parts as I went along. Now set up 1x10 with XT drivetrain and SLX cranks. Arch rims on Chris King hubs. I absolutely love this bike. The frame geo makes the bike feel a manueverable as my Trek Top Fuel. Really no issues with running it 1x10 as far as set up. I'd suggest ordering 2 hangers, just in case you break one or bend past the point of straightening it out.
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    I know this is raising a thread from the dead, but that's better than a new one, right?

    For those of you running gears on a mkii, can you post what you're running in the front and back? I've seen reference several times to bad chain slap or no clearance running too small a ring up front and I'm trying to figure a little more out before I bite the bullet and pick up a used MkII frame.

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    hi jpeaslee,
    I almost forgot I posted this way back then. I went 1x9 on my misifit with mkii sliders.
    I run a Shimano crank and 36 up front, an X0 9 speed cluster (12-36, I think) with an X0 short cage and a velo neoprene sleeve to prevent chain slap. With that set-up I cannot hit the 12 (9th gear) without rubbing the sleeve. With a 34 I could not hit 8th gear.

    Still well worth it in my opinion. It lets me enjoy my misfit when being out of the saddle on travel for 3 weeks would make me dread the first few days back on my SS. I still play mind games "Nothing lower than 4th on this loop..." so it feels like the single, up of the saddle for the climbs.

    Another tip: I upgraded cranks and the new one had a double ring. Really small one (maybe a 20) and the 36. I left the small ring on, and one day when climbing a real ***** I reached down and manual shifted to the 20. It worked for 1st thru 4th. Now I know I can manual shift to granny gears when absolutely required and still run the short cage "1"x9 set up.

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    Anyone on a geared Misfit diSSent?

    SLX cranks with a 30T chainring, I originally set it up with a 26T while I was waiting for the the 30T to come in from Andersen. 11-36 XT cassette and a med cage XT rear derailleur. Never had any issues with chainring clearance. As far as chain slap that more about having the right length chain and type of rear derailleur. I absolutely love this setup. I might be buying a slightly used frame as a back up or just build it up with spare parts I have lying around.
    Misfit diSSent 1x10
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