I'm a newbie to off-road biking...and I'm building up a Surly Cross Check into a trail bike...this bike will never touch the road...(it seems like most info. I see for this frame is "commuter")...
My question is about the single speed drivetrain...more specifically...the rear cog set up. I have on hand a practically new wheelset (from another bike)...a Mavic A719 36h wheelset with Shimano Deore XT M770 hubs...
What are my choices given the wheelset? and/or What would be best?
a) Could I use a White Industries BMX freewheel cog with the existing hub?? If so, how would I install it?
b) Go with the rear wheel's existing Shimano freewheel hub and use a Surly Single Speed spacer kit with cog...(with the semi-horizontal dropouts I wouldn't need a tensioner)...
I like the idea of the BMX freewheel cog but I'm unsure of it would work with the existing hubs.
All info...or even pics or descriptions of your existing single speed rear cog set up would be great...
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