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    1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    Just curious what other people out there are riding on their trail/AM bikes.

    I had a 30T and just swapped to a 28T but haven't ridden it yet. I find myself at least once per ride wishing I had one more easier gear but unless I'm on pavement going towards the trail, I've never wished I had higher gearing.

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    1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    30t front 36 rear and I have a 42t rear waiting for anew chain
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    34t with 11-36.

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    30t with 11-42 10 speed. Might be able to use a 32 but there are certain climbs where it would be tough.

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    36T with 11-36 cassette.

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    30t with 11-36 cassette
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    30t with 11-36 as well, works great for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    Just curious what other people out there are riding on their trail/AM bikes.

    I had a 30T and just swapped to a 28T but haven't ridden it yet. I find myself at least once per ride wishing I had one more easier gear but unless I'm on pavement going towards the trail, I've never wished I had higher gearing.
    Where did you get the 28T?
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    28 tooth front, 42 tooth rear on 1x11 with a next SL crank. I'm often above 9000 feet and climbing steep stuff, so the 30 tooth is just a bit too much for me. It's the same ratio as a 24 front, 36 rear.

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    Unregard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Where did you get the 28T?
    XX1 and Next SL both have 28 tooth options. XO1 does not.

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    I think wheel size should be mentioned, AM rides can easily be any of the 3 major sizes. Still in the air on 1x10, been trying to ride my 2x10 setup as a 1x with 33 front. I'm thinking 30 with 11-36 will be my choice for my 27.5 on my terrain, the front could easily change depending on where I go.

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    32t 11-40

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    Re: 1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    34t

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    1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    34t with an 11-36

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    1x drivetrain crew--what size is your chainring?

    Wheel size is relevant as well as where you ride and what type of riding.

    I ride 27.5 in southern New England. Tech with lots of short climbs. I run 32 front 10-42 rear. Ratios are perfect for me. I can climb anything around here and only spin out on the road.


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    30t, but that's mainly because I was using an ultegra cassette. A 32 would probably be a little better for me now.
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    30tooth, 42tooth rear cog, 29" wheel = perfection

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    32t, 13-40.

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    I've been toying around with different size chain rings and cassettes lately. On my 29er I'm running a 32t with a 12-36 10 speed cassette. This setup seems to suit the big wheels well, I can climb up about anything with a bit of momentum.

    On my 26er I just put a 30t paired with an 11-34 9 speed cassette. The smaller wheels don't climb as well so I hope the 30t ring will get it up the steep hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    I've been toying around with different size chain rings and cassettes lately. On my 29er I'm running a 32t with a 12-36 10 speed cassette. This setup seems to suit the big wheels well, I can climb up about anything with a bit of momentum.

    On my 26er I just put a 30t paired with an 11-34 9 speed cassette. The smaller wheels don't climb as well so I hope the 30t ring will get it up the steep hills.
    some good setups VT, my 22/32 with 11/34 works great however if i went 1x i suspect a 30t would be my choice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    some good setups VT, my 22/32 with 11/34 works great however if i went 1x i suspect a 30t would be my choice as well.
    Thanks man, if you do ever go 1x, I recommend the Race Face narrow/wide 30t - it fits a standard 104 BCD cranks the easiest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Where did you get the 28T?
    Absolute Black. Just got back from my first ride and it's incredible.

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    11-34 cassette and 34T narrow-wide. 26 incher!!

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