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    Lets see those 1 x 9's

    I got so sick of my front derraileur so I kicked to the curb and made one sexy looking bike and I want to see more 1x9 bikes. by the way it weighs 32.7lbs with coil front and rear.

    Frame: Canfield brothers One (L)
    Shock: Fox DHX 5
    Forks: Rockshox lyrik u turn
    Cranks: Truvativ stylo
    Chain Guide: E13 LG1+
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ
    Bars: Truvativ Holzfeller world cup
    Stem: Thomson x4 70mm
    Saddle: WTB vigo
    Grips: Lizard skin lock on
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax sx
    Tires: Continental Rubber Queen
    Headset: Cane creek s3
    Pedals: Welgo mag 1
    Chain: SRAM
    Shifter: X9
    Rear Mech: X9
    Brakes: Formula or k24
    Seatpost: KS i900 remote 125mm
    Cassette: Sram 990
    Weight 32.7lbs

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    rawr that's one sexy bike you must love looking at it as you push it uphill.

    Some folks actually enjoy the climbing part and 22x34 lets them do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg
    rawr that's one sexy bike you must love looking at it as you push it uphill.

    Some folks actually enjoy the climbing part and 22x34 lets them do that.
    Naw I actually found myself climbing more in my 36t when I was running a 24x36 and I felt like a pansie spinning like crazy.
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    i got a 2x9 i need the second one for when I'm going down hill to hit a jump other then that i don't use it
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    well I have 2 other 1x9's for jumping
    Lets see those 1 x 9's-snow-day-008.jpg

    Lets see those 1 x 9's-mongoose-ritual-dirt-hi-005.jpg
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    you have more toys then me
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottzg
    rawr that's one sexy bike you must love looking at it as you push it uphill.

    Some folks actually enjoy the climbing part and 22x34 lets them do that.
    I have no trouble climbing on mine (and we do some fairly serious climbs) - 32 front and 11-34 rear. Actually has made me a much stronger rider over the last year, plus I found I was hardly ever using the small ring, anyway. Works for me anyway - individual results may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    i got a 2x9 i need the second one for when I'm going down hill to hit a jump other then that i don't use it
    i have a 2x6 that works fantastic...could make a 1x6 but i find my setup optimal

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    Good job!



    yeti asx.... just fitted the shiver.... 40lbs plus............. run a 36t up front and it pedals up hill just fine.....
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    Here they are. One for DH/Park type and the other for AM.
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    It's a Giant Reign 3 that's essentially stock. Running a 36 tooth front ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaner31
    Here they are. One for DH/Park type and the other for AM.
    Nice rides
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    1x9 Chromag

    34 front 11-34 rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    34 front 11-34 rear
    such a nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    such a nice bike!

    Thanks bud, I really dig it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    Thanks bud, I really dig it.
    you should ...its outstanding. I also am biased towards Chromag as they are such great guys I can tell just based on a few short e-discussions I have had with them.

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    frame- asr-5c (m) 12x142
    fork- fox float 140 15mm
    wheels- DT 1750s 15/12mm
    tires- maxxis minion DHF 2.35 super tacky
    tubes- standard presta
    cassette- slx 11-34
    brakes- XT 6” 6bolt
    crank- XT 32T w/mrp boomerang & rollers
    pedals- XT spd
    shift- XT
    derail- XTR
    bars- monkey lite xc low rise
    stem- Thomson X4 70mm
    headset- chris king
    grips- ODI lock on
    post- KS i900
    post clamp- salsa lip lock
    seat- SDG yeti team ti rail
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    What's up with all the taco bashgaurds on AM bikes? Replacing a crank arm is a lot cheaper than a new frame when you bust your ISCG mounts/ strip them.

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    Setup: Modded e*thirteen 32t special (now STP), XTR crankset, MRP carbon bash, e*thirteen chainring.

    Rest: 2010 Reign X frame
    2010 36 Float RC2 fork
    DHX 5 shock
    G Dropper
    SLR flow carbon saddle
    Crossmax wheels
    XT cass, X9 SL chain
    Conti RQ 2.2 black chilli tires
    Saint brakes
    Straitline pedals (not for long!)
    XTR shifter & derailleur
    Point1 LTD stem
    Raceface SIXC AM bars

    Right now I have an 11-32 cassette but can't quite get myself up some climbs, but I plan on either going 11-34 9sp or if the time for a change is the same time as Shimano's 10sp release then it'll be 11-36 XTR!

    Good thing I push up steep climbs, eh? 29.32 lbs as pictured. lighter with my current mud spikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    What's up with all the taco bashgaurds on AM bikes? Replacing a crank arm is a lot cheaper than a new frame when you bust your ISCG mounts/ strip them.
    ISCG strength shouldn't be an issue on most current bikes. The bash guards are great and the chain guides are nice too for more agressive stuff. I like the MRP XC Bash.

    Edit- My 1x9!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    ISCG strength shouldn't be an issue on most current bikes. The bash guards are great and the chain guides are nice too for more agressive stuff. I like the MRP XC Bash.

    Edit- My 1x9!
    dayum..badazz bike! I want a 1x9...all the kids are doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    ISCG strength shouldn't be an issue on most current bikes. The bash guards are great and the chain guides are nice too for more agressive stuff. I like the MRP XC Bash.

    Edit- My 1x9!
    Yeah but why something like the LG1+ over the SRS+? For the riding I'd do, I'd much rather prefer the crank mounted bashguard over the taco. For downhill I can understand the taco, but for AM? I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    Yeah but why something like the LG1+ over the SRS+? For the riding I'd do, I'd much rather prefer the crank mounted bashguard over the taco. For downhill I can understand the taco, but for AM? I just don't get it.
    agreed
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    Hey BP307

    Can I have your bike? That thing is so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    Yeah but why something like the LG1+ over the SRS+? For the riding I'd do, I'd much rather prefer the crank mounted bashguard over the taco. For downhill I can understand the taco, but for AM? I just don't get it.

    fashion bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    fashion bro.
    And weight and if you clip the guard it is more towards the center of the bike so it doesn't disruput your line as much and throw your pedals either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 661lee
    Can I have your bike? That thing is so cool.
    you can't have it, but come october I will be selling it.
    There are many good bike companies out there, and I work for one of them.

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    Do you work for Yeti?

    Quote Originally Posted by BP307
    you can't have it, but come october I will be selling it.
    May i ask why you will be selling it and what will be replacing it in October?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyb123
    May i ask why you will be selling it and what will be replacing it in October?
    Yes, I work for Yeti. I always sell off my bikes at the end of the season, Its the only way I can afford to get new ones. as for what I will get next, I don't know maybe a 7 or a alloy 5.
    There are many good bike companies out there, and I work for one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BP307
    you can't have it, but come october I will be selling it.
    Okay, put me at the top of the list of potential buyers.

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    i love the simplicty of 1x9 Infact none of my bikes have anything more than 1 ring up front now




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    Heres mine, they make you a stronger climber. I have a 34 tooth stainless steel ring. I think it will last a little longer than my previous FSA ring.
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    These are all some sexy bikes keep them coming.
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    my old yeti :/

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    man, this is a great thread. Honestly, such configurations are rad and good to see others customizing their builds accordingly.

    Here is a pic of my 1x9-"ish" setup though technically a 12 speed, 2 x 6 gearing setup and I freaking LOVE it. The high gear on the front when engaged is actually equivalent to a 35.2t chainring and if i run the 24t physical ring its equivalant to a 38.4t chainring. For me, I do not miss at all the smaller cogs that I had to remove on the rear - rear is a 17t-34t cassette but I love the dishless wheel tjhat gets built with a singlespeed hub so overall it made killer sense for me.

    My next bike, in progress will run a 1x6 (SS hub out bike in a similar fashion).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    man, this is a great thread. Honestly, such configurations are rad and good to see others customizing their builds accordingly.

    Here is a pic of my 1x9-"ish" setup though technically a 12 speed, 2 x 6 gearing setup and I freaking LOVE it. The high gear on the front when engaged is actually equivalent to a 35.2t chainring and if i run the 24t physical ring its equivalant to a 38.4t chainring. For me, I do not miss at all the smaller cogs that I had to remove on the rear - rear is a 17t-34t cassette but I love the dishless wheel tjhat gets built with a singlespeed hub so overall it made killer sense for me.

    My next bike, in progress will run a 1x6 (SS hub out bike in a similar fashion).
    Nice Lynskey Hammerschimdt configuration and what an attention to detail on the spokes, some white the rest black.
    Awesome, but let us see the finished article.
    Full bike pics please.

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    Yah, right.....

    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    man, this is a great thread. Honestly, such configurations are rad and good to see others customizing their builds accordingly.
    Tease. I assume that thing's seen some dirt??
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Tease. I assume that thing's seen some dirt??
    ha! indeed...its seen now a few great rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Nice Lynskey Hammerschimdt configuration and what an attention to detail on the spokes, some white the rest black.
    Awesome, but let us see the finished article.
    Full bike pics please.
    thanks, but i must admit I "borrowed" the spoke color idea from mtbr user Mikesee as i thought i looked cool

    Since you asked there are complete bike pics available if you click here. Its a 29er AM hardtail I dreamed up with the help of others.

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    Another 1X9

    Bash guard and jump stop. Works great.
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    old setup

    new setup (BB mount)

    Why?
    1) Jump-stop worked well but not perfect for the most agressive situations. It's a great great product though!!!
    2) I wanted to try how a taco (more centered, not moving but sliding) feels compared to a bash.
    3) it's lighter than adding a Stinger to the old setup, a lot more expensive though...

    When the time comes next I want to try a Gamut.

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    Nice bike/setup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Affe
    new setup (BB mount)
    What fork are you running?

    Thx in advance.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Sick Commencal!

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    Thanks!

    The fork is a 145 Nixon TPC+. But itt has changed to an 08 160mm version after the picture was taken. Which is beeing painted white at the moment!

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    Here's mine


    However I go back to 2x9 for the trips to the mountains because my knees tell me to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BP307
    frame- asr-5c (m) 12x142
    Porn! Lovely bike.
    Swedish trail/AM/Enduro/DH-rider - Currently rides Spitfire V2 & Devinci Wilson SL. Spending the summer 2013 in Whistler, BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    34 front 11-34 rear
    How much does a Chromag frame go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp
    How much does a Chromag frame go for?
    I think they're about a $1050 US dollars.
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    this is already posted in another thread in this forum but i'm putting it here too just cause it qualifies..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    I think they're about a $1050 US dollars.
    That's high.

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    Three 1x bikes in the house. Well, four - my wifes towny/commuter is single ring up front as well.

    Transition TransAM.

    12-34 rear, short cage SRAM X.9, X.9 shifter. Jumpstop, and a Blackspire Granny God protaecting 28T steel, unramped ring in the granny spot. I'm a spinner way more than a masher, live somewhere with not much in the way of long descents or smooth flats. Lots of short and steep tight and twisty chunky ups and downs. With that smaller ring up front, I just end up shifting down to and using the small cogs more than when I was trying a 32T setup, yet I still have the lower gears my spinny leg roady background requires. Gives me nice clearance, as well.



    Corsair Marque

    Near the same setup. Been running it with two rings, but am now giving this a shot. Same shifter/derailleur setup. Same bash/ring setup, but some funkiness up front due to the suspension movement, the Stinger down on the bottom needed some help up top.

    Most single ring guides also won't work with a ring that small, or the granny position. The upper roller is a parts bin special, mounted off of the direct mount derailleur spot. Just enough to keep the chain from bumping up and off. In back, I've got one of the new Shimano 12-39 cassettes. A touch extra low range since this bike is slacker/heavier/squishier. About 100gms heavier than the SRAM 990 I was running, but the whole setup is still about 200 gm. lighter than my two ring setup.


    Guess I'm a wuss/not manly enough for some of you, what with the tiny rings and spinning. Whatever. It lets me ride up more, rather than push, gives me more clearance with the chunky rocks and logs out here, is ever so slightly lighter. Works well for the terrain out around me.


    Devinci Frantik

    36T x 12-26 9spd. cassette pared down to seven cogs - still a 12-26 spread. Yes, it's got an air shock in back. Deal with it.

    Guide is a bastardized setup. Stinger guide for the lower, and the upper roller is parts bin stuff. Works quite well. Light, fairly quiet, cheap and easy to replace if need be, very adjustable for other ring sizes, and if I ever stick two rings/front shifter/derailleur on the bike, the Stinger lower guide will already be in house.
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    Nice set-up's. Who care's if you run a 28T. Whatever works for you on the terrain you ride is all that really matters. What Shimano cassette is that? 12-39? Is it XT level and does it work with X-9 well? Sorry for the ignorant questions if these have been discussed before just hadn't heard of them.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible
    Nice set-up's. Who care's if you run a 28T. Whatever works for you on the terrain you ride is all that really matters. What Shimano cassette is that? 12-39? Is it XT level and does it work with X-9 well? Sorry for the ignorant questions if these have been discussed before just hadn't heard of them.

    Thanks
    12-36 cassette, works fine so far with the sram stuff, but i've not had much time on it yet. the upper couple cogs seem a bit flexy, but i've not had any issues. it's a step down from XT, as the cogs are pinned together, not onto a carrier. i'd not use it on an alu freehub body. steel or ti only, otherwise it'll gouge the crap out of it.

    methinks if it proves popular enough, shimano will do a nicer/lighter alu carier version.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=26617

    it's hefty. even reusing my aluminum lockring, it's still 100gms. heavier. a carrier wouldn't save a ton of weight, considering the 36 cog is pretty big, but it would help. would keep it less flexy, and let it be used on aluminum freehub bodies as well.
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    Not to derail the thread...

    Scrub, how do you like the Marque compared to the Pitch?

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    And to keep it on topic...

    Old ride:


    New ride:


    Both 1x9

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    are some people using stingers as guides on their 1 x 9's. thats what it looks like to me. would i be able to use an e 13 steel guide for just a single guide? ive been thinking of going 1 x 9 and this is the only thing holding me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    are some people using stingers as guides on their 1 x 9's. thats what it looks like to me. would i be able to use an e 13 steel guide for just a single guide? ive been thinking of going 1 x 9 and this is the only thing holding me back.
    I am using the Stinger, have on several bikes.

    It is not as good as a chain guide. I do lose chains on occasion, but rarely.

    Keep you chain the proper length, keep the stinger high, and it works well.

    Dont knwo about an e13 steel guide, cannot find it anywhere - unless you mean the SS Steelguide?
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/189...Steelguide.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_chupo_
    I am using the Stinger, have on several bikes.

    It is not as good as a chain guide. I do lose chains on occasion, but rarely.

    Keep you chain the proper length, keep the stinger high, and it works well.

    Dont knwo about an e13 steel guide, cannot find it anywhere - unless you mean the SS Steelguide?
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/189...Steelguide.htm
    its pretty much a stinger. like a drs without the bash. thanks for the info. i think i'll give 1 x 9 a shot now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_chupo_
    Not to derail the thread...

    Scrub, how do you like the Marque compared to the Pitch?
    Love it! the Pitch felt good, the Marque feels better. Pedals very nicely. Maintains traction beautifully, feels very smooth, and the sizing/geometry kicks ass.


    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    are some people using stingers as guides on their 1 x 9's. thats what it looks like to me. would i be able to use an e 13 steel guide for just a single guide? ive been thinking of going 1 x 9 and this is the only thing holding me back.
    Yes. Though keep in mind, both my two with Stinger guides also have some sort of upper keeper in use. Haven't had any chains dropped yet.

    I think it can work well as a single guide, though you need to pay attention to setup. Run it as tight/close to the ring as you can, minimize chain length, use an un-ramped ring. With a bash ring outside, and something like the Jumpstop inside, it ought to work fine. On some suspension designs that have a lot of movement though, you may need something above the chain as well.
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    ok thanks for the info. i should be all set because my bike only has 4 inches of travel and is a pretty basic design.

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    Paradox 29T - 11x34
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
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    This should go on your bike! Nice bike BTW

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by zoro
    This should go on your bike! Nice bike BTW
    NICE !! but i see they make a CLAMP on style also (clamps to seat post) but couldnt find anyone that sells that version.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by qkenuf4u
    NICE !! how does that mount up ?????? any pics of how it mounts up ????
    Sicklines had a Transition Trans Am built up with that MRP 1x9 guide. It's a BB mount.

    I guess you could head over the MRP's website for more details.


    Hotlinking from Sicklines' Trans Am review (http://www.sicklines.com/reviews/transition-transam/)

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    Looks like most people are running short cages. How do you find it shifts and takes up slack when you're running an 11-34 back and a 32+ ring up front? I recently made the switch to 1x9 from a 3x9 and am still using my XT Shadow long cage, but need to get something shorter.

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    e13 makes the same thing
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    My new 1x9.
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    Tried 2 setups On-one bashring Shimano32 chainring and N stop
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/...d6cbecff65.jpg
    Renthal 32 ring and MRP
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    Didn't have any problems the bashring and N stop just fancied something different

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoro
    This should go on your bike! Nice bike BTW
    Thanks man,

    Chain always stays on I have to say. Never drops even down stairs, stutter bumps, rocks whatever.

    Keep the chain tight & short as possible (see bottom pic)

    Good chain line

    Short rear mech cage

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    not the greatest piccy, but here is mine



    using a N-gear Jump Stop, Race Face Atlas FR crank/bashring and a 32T XTR cassette

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    Heres my 1x9: SLX double cranks w/ the granny tabs ground off for clearance, blackspire 34t ring, sram pg980 11-34t cassette, and an older XT short cage. Chainguide is a E13 LS1, which is nice (read inexpensive) but I think I will upgrade to the LG1+ to have some sort of bashguard and lose a bit of weight.


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    Just finished this one up yesterday - 2001 Schwinn Moab Rigid Disc 1x9


    Added a Surly 1x1 rigid fork


    34T chainring w/ an MRP Mini-G chain guide


    and Sram X-9 med-cage rear derailleur w/ X-9 trigger (not pictured)


    Going to see how this set-up goes for awhile, then may very well incorporate the same drivetrain mods to my F1 and Jekyll. Anyone else have a Jekyll set up as a 1x9?? Simple seems better, at least so far!

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    Hey these bikes look so cool,I am thinking of going this way myself but would like to hear from you all about why you did this and the advantages?
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    I am building a 1x9 right now with a rock guard and N-Gear Jumpstop. Have you had good luck with this set up on your bike? Thanks...cool bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimtbr
    Hey these bikes look so cool,I am thinking of going this way myself but would like to hear from you all about why you did this and the advantages?
    Advantages:

    No more dropped chain
    No more pedaling real fast and not moving
    Strengthens your legs
    One less thing to worry about
    Drops about 1/2lb of drivetrain weight
    Looks cool

    Disadvantages:

    Smaller range of gear selection
    You have to get stronger or else everyones waiting on you
    Every one associates you with bieng a D@mn downhiller until you out climb them on their carbon hardtail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadpsych
    I am building a 1x9 right now with a rock guard and N-Gear Jumpstop. Have you had good luck with this set up on your bike? Thanks...cool bikes.

    I use this same setup and it works great.

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    Nicolai BMXTB

    just built it up...



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    That nicolai is sexxy, I would sell my soul for a UFO ST. May I ask why 24's?

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    I had the 36spoke 24's laying around from a project years ago, and they're tough stuff.
    The outer diameter of the Specialized Roller 24x2.6 is 25.75 inches.
    Thats only about an inch smaller than a similar 26" tire.
    I don't think there's any real loss of functionality besides tire availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    Advantages:

    No more dropped chain
    No more pedaling real fast and not moving
    Strengthens your legs
    One less thing to worry about
    Drops about 1/2lb of drivetrain weight
    Looks cool

    Disadvantages:

    Smaller range of gear selection
    You have to get stronger or else everyones waiting on you
    Every one associates you with bieng a D@mn downhiller until you out climb them on their carbon hardtail.
    Cheers for the reply, what size ring is the norm for the front??
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    Went for a ride after work yesterday and after reading through this thread i thought i would have a go at it, so i know its a crude way of doing it but i left the chain in the big ring up front which is a 32 tooth and went for my local loop which has alot of climbing in it.
    Well i thought it would be harder, but i enjoyed itheaps, so i gues now is deciding the best way to convert my bike over to 1x9
    Do i stick with 32 tooth up front and is it personel preference, also what is the easiest way to stop the chain throwing itself, which also happened last night
    Looking forward to your help and also making mtbing more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimtbr
    Went for a ride after work yesterday and after reading through this thread i thought i would have a go at it, so i know its a crude way of doing it but i left the chain in the big ring up front which is a 32 tooth and went for my local loop which has alot of climbing in it.
    Well i thought it would be harder, but i enjoyed itheaps, so i gues now is deciding the best way to convert my bike over to 1x9
    Do i stick with 32 tooth up front and is it personel preference, also what is the easiest way to stop the chain throwing itself, which also happened last night
    Looking forward to your help and also making mtbing more fun

    Cheers
    Kiwi

    i am going to give it a go also. all i plan on doing is leaving my 32t ring up front, removing the granny and the front d and moving my dual ring guide up a bit so the chain is held closer to the ring so it cannot skip off. maybe later i will install a device to secure the top of the chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimtbr
    Went for a ride after work yesterday and after reading through this thread i thought i would have a go at it, so i know its a crude way of doing it but i left the chain in the big ring up front which is a 32 tooth and went for my local loop which has alot of climbing in it.
    Well i thought it would be harder, but i enjoyed itheaps, so i gues now is deciding the best way to convert my bike over to 1x9
    Do i stick with 32 tooth up front and is it personel preference, also what is the easiest way to stop the chain throwing itself, which also happened last night
    Looking forward to your help and also making mtbing more fun

    Cheers
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    I took an LX crankset and then removed the small and large ring. I replaced the large ring with a BBG bashguard for a 32t for a chain guide as well as an N-Gear Jumpstop to keep it falling off the left side.

    I actually built my bike with 1x9 in mind so chose a X-9 short cage RD. Shortens the chain and provides crisp shifts. Also, with a shorter leverage arm, does a great job of eliminating chain slap.

    My buddy, Eggroller, converted his drivetrain to 1x8 (old XT stuff) and did basically the same thing. The RD is still a long cage, but he was able to shorten the chain by not having to account for the range of 22t to 44t in the front.
    Just get out and ride!

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    Thats similar to what i am doing,i have removed the big and small ring and left the 32 t and have put on an ethirteen bash guard but as for the n-gear jump stop , i cant find them anywhere outside of the usa.
    Any ideas where i could find one or a similar product??
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    I picked up mine at Counterbalance Bicycle near University Washington in WA. I found another one closer to my house at Veloce Velo.

    I'd call around to lbs, especially those that sell steel bikes whether for commuting or FR. Or I'm sure any LBS can order one for you. Plus, I think you can contact through the N-Gear website.

    http://www.gvtc.com/~ngear/orders.html

    order by e-mail or phone.
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    Here are mine

    Sorry about the cell picture of the Blur but it is the best I have at the moment. The set up on the Blur is 32t w/raceface chain guide and bash.
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    I run either E13 Guidering 34t (general trailriding) or Renthal SR4 36t (Super-D, DH shuttle days), E13 LG1 soon to make way for LG1+, 11-34 cassette.

    Unless you're riding up walls or have really, really, really worn out knees, you don't need any lower a bailout gear IMO.

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    when you switch to 1X9 you just keep the middle ring right?
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    That's what I did. Some people get chain rings without ramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 661lee
    That's what I did. Some people get chain rings without ramps.
    thats what i thought thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
    when you switch to 1X9 you just keep the middle ring right?
    thats what im doing.

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    ill post pics when i make it a 1x9
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    well i had some free time to day and i switched my jamis Parker over to a 1X9. hears the pic sorry about the bad quality i don't have a digital camera.
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    Here's mine:


    30T nonramped SS up front & 11-34 in back. Works well for everything around Indiana. I put my granny back on for Pisgah though & I'm glad I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark
    30T nonramped SS up front & 11-34 in back. Works well for everything around Indiana. I put my granny back on for Pisgah though & I'm glad I did.
    Nice setup. I'm thinking of doing the same. How do you like the 30T SS ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Affe
    What wheels are those? I am looking for something strong, relatively light, and white or silver. It seems no one makes anything other than BLACK these days!

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    Not to mention, you bound to look like an ass when spinning the granny gear really fast trying to go up something. Something ticks me when I see people on the granny just spinning there life away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoxkfx123
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    What is the thing on your bike attatched to the seat post keeping the chain on
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