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    9 speeds or 10 speeds ?

    I'm planning to get a Ti 29er in the near future. What should I go for ?
    9 or 10 speeds ???

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    Single speed.

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    I got a Single Speed already.

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    If you want a derailleur with a clutch, you have to go 10 speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ger View Post
    If you want a derailleur with a clutch, you have to go 10 speed.
    What is the function of the clutch in a derailleur ?

    Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    I got a Single Speed already.
    Then you shouldn't need another bike

    Unless it's another SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    What is the function of the clutch in a derailleur ?

    Thanks....

    Quicker to Google "purpose clutch derailleur"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ger View Post
    If you want a derailleur with a clutch, you have to go 10 speed.
    Unless you mix a Shimano derailleur with an SRAM shifter and a spacer => http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/9128724

    I'm going that route because I'm already invested in 9sp parts. If I was buying/building new, I'd go with 10spd to delay the inevitable obsolescence.
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    9 speeds or 10 speeds ?

    8 speed


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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    I got a Single Speed already.
    I got SS and 2 geared 29er's.

    9-speed is less finicky, more durable and readily available.

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    I got a XTR short cage 9 speeds RD on hand now.
    I like less finicky. I think I'm going for the 9 speeds.

    Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubster View Post
    Then you shouldn't need another bike

    Unless it's another SS.
    Exactly.

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    I'm finally going 9. So I'm behind the times, shoot me
    DAMN THE MUD, FULL SPEED AHEAD!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlMarin View Post
    I'm finally going 9. So I'm behind the times, shoot me
    Behind the times in a couple ways I guess...

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    I've got xtr 2x9 on my old race bike and it still works really great, -get some xtr 9sp shifters, they shift nicer than xt in my experience; bearings vs bushings. Stick with xt cassettes, they have the bigger spline that won't get stuck on your freehub body, and they're easy to find for $50.
    I've got 7sp on my oldest bike (I started on 3x6 in '88), 9 and 11 on the newer bikes, 1x9 on the cx bike, and 10sp on the road bike, - I somehow missed 8sp completely.
    The clutch is cool, I think I'd go 10 or 11 with the clutch if running 1x to minimize chain drop. You'll want some anti-chain drop devices if running 1x9.
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