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  1. #1
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    Mar 2005

    Good job! Any 1x8 enthusiasts?

    Lets see 'em! In my opinion, 8 gears is all you need. Makes climbing a fun challenge

    This is an old pic, Ive switched to clipless since. What a difference!

    What the hell is an aluminum falcon?

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    I wish I had a pic, I took off the inside chain ring, i never used it. My bars are less cluttered now

  3. #3
    maker of trail
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    Sep 2007
    All my bikes are 1X9 or 1X8..

    There are one or two pix in this thread too...

    Show pics of your 1x9 setup

  4. #4
    oh Lucky me
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    Aug 2007
    ive been thinking of converting...i NEVER use my big chainring unless im just 'toolin' around the neighborhood, and i use my small so seldomly that its almost useless...
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

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    8 is great

    Just like chocolate cake
    I've run 1x8s on my cx bikes 42 w/ 11x28 or 11x 30. Sometimes I run a 2x8
    I have a 'collection' of XT (1 XTR as well) med and short cage rear derailleurs. IMHO the 8 speed XT med cage was the best Der. Shimano ever produced
    sorry no pix. awesome thread though

  6. #6
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    Mar 2006
    I'm building an AM 6/6 with a 1x9 drivetrain. I didn't know about the difference in chains before I started, or I likely would have gone 1x8. I'll be running a 36T chainring (Blackspire Mono Veloce). Chain retention courtesy of E.13s LG1

    My other bike had 44/36/24 and I rarely left the middle ring. It has 44/32/22 now (new M770 XT crankset) and I notice that I spend a lot more time in the little cogs than I'm used to. I plan to do some racing next season so maybe I'll get some use out of the big ring on that bike.
    Last edited by RiskEverything; 03-19-2009 at 06:30 AM.
    '06 Cannondale Rush 1000 4" travel 27lbs
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    '96 Cannondale Uber-V 6" travel 30lbs

  7. #7
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    I never used my small ring, and if I did, it just meant I'd be walking in another 4 feet anyways. I went 1x8 with a 34T up front about a year and a half ago with my Trek, loved it. That bike now has skinnies and is used for running around town, so I put a 38T on front. The 34T went on my new K2 as soon as I got it. Running a jump stop and a bash guard to keep the chain on.

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