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    1x10 gearing

    Hey fellow clydes, for those you that run 1x, what are your gearing?

    Front and if anyone is running the 42 rear spocket.
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    I'm getting ready to make the switch. Planning on running a 32T up front and I'm going to see how the stock rear works out before making a decision on a new big cog. I'm thinking unless I really need more, going with a 40T just to keep the shifting a little smoother. That is if I find that the stock 36T isn't low enough. I can ride the trails I ride most often with a 32/17 on my single speed no problem so I'm kinda basing things off that. But I also ride mostly on a trial system that has little climbing so that's going to be the catch...I need to get out to some other areas that do having some climbs to see how the 32/36 works.
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    It really depends on what terrain you ride. Pick a front ring that you think will work, and figure out which gear ratio is closest to that with your current setup. Next time you ride don't ever shift into a lower gear than that.

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    1x10 with an 11-36 cassette, 30t narrow wide chainring. Works ace for me.
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    I ride technical terrain with quite a few lung-busting climbs- I've got a 9:Zero:7 fatbike with 32t chainring and a 11-42t cassette (wolf tooth giant cog) on my fat wheel set and a 29er set with a 11-36. A 30-42 would have given me the same low ratio (roughly) as the 24-34 that I had on my 2x9 setup, but I chose a 32t cr as it seemed to be the best compromise in re to the 34/24 chainring combo that I had used previously. At first (4 months ago), I found that the climbs were brutal; I was using the 42 bailout gear a lot and pushing a lot more than I was used to. However, switching to a 1x gave me a lot of mental bandwidth to focus only riding: with fewer options I was able to concentrate more on cadence and get the gearing more or less right. After riding it a while, I find that I'm not using the 42t cog as much; instead, I'm doing the majority of my climbs in 28, 32 & 36t cogs and use the 42t for longer climbs where I've lost momentum. Not only has my cadence improved, but my legs have gotten stronger, as well. It took a while to fully adapt, but I don't see going back to a 2x setup, ever.
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    I'm running a 30 RaceFace up front and 11-42 in the rear. I ride in north east nj and find the climbs a bit tough. Might want to get a SRAM direct mount GXP so that i can run a 28 front chainring. i'm 5'10 about 240, so i'm a bit on the hefty side.
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    275lbs, 29er ht, 30t with 11-36 cassette, Midwest singletrack. Yet to find a need for a 40 or 42, but there's a couple trailsets near my inlaws (300m south in STL) that I could see a need for 40t. As climbing gets mean enough. I'll know later this summer.
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    30t narrow/wide chainring

    11-42 rear gearing (with 18t cog replacing the 17t and 19t cogs for better spacing)

    Check out OneUp for getting an 18t cog included with a 40t or 42t cog purchase.
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    I was 205 lbs on my Tallboy...orginially went 1x9......32 x 12/34.

    About 5 months later, jumped to 1x10.....32 x 11/36.

    I have never been a spinner so mashing the big gear works for me.

    Also, I spend 90% of my time on a SS, so the 22t ring was wasted on me.

    Haven't missed the bailout gears, and I do a lot of long miles with big elevation gains.

    Also no longer a clyde.....lots of riding has dropped the weight down to 176-180 lbs.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
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    30 t race face up front, and 40 t one-up on back. Rarely use the 40, but it's nice to have on certain trails. Going with a single up front has made me much stronger of a rider.

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    I have a Yeti ARCc 29" with 1x10 and I'm 235 geared up riding. Started out with 34t x 11-36 and was ok for a couple of the trails I ride but not the more climbing technical ones (specially if I was partly cashed) so I went to a 32 and wouldn't mind just a tad better climbing but lost some top end for the gravel and green way riding. I just ordered the OneUpComponents 42 and 16 sprocket kit to try out and see if I can go back to 34 front and have a granny gear to climb with that's slightly lower then the 32front/36rear I have available now. We'll see how it goes!
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    I (5'11", 230#) run a hope 30T and 11/36. I'm very happy with it. For here in southeast PA I don't see the need for a 40T. A buddy tried a 30-11/42 and got rid of the 42 and went back to the stock 11/36. I don't really spin, and never mashed in the 36 when I had 2x10. Now the 36 is my mash gear if I need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    30t narrow/wide chainring

    11-42 rear gearing (with 18t cog replacing the 17t and 19t cogs for better spacing)

    Check out OneUp for getting an 18t cog included with a 40t or 42t cog purchase.
    I've actually switched to 13-42 by using using a larger lock ring and simply removing the 11t top gear. I barely used it anyway and I like the close ratio gears better at 13-15-17-19.
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    34 hope ring, 11-40t-rex. works good here in MI for steep punchy climbs and decent downs on a 34lb bike.

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    Ordered my 30T ring...a RaceFace Narrow-Wide. I wish I'd have it by end of the week but that's wishful thinking. I'm excited to give it a try with my current 11-36 cassette.
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    30T narrow-wide Race Face chainring with 11-40 in the rear. The One-Up comes with a 16t cog which makes a much smoother transition through the gears. Going 1X will make you a faster and stronger rider. You'll have to be to make it up the hills!

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    Okay, I run mostly 1x9--don't need no stinkin' 10-11sp, yet.

    32 or 34 front and 11-36 rear and I live where there are actual mountains with 2K-5K vert in a ride. Yeah, I'm one of those guys, whatever that means.
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    Yeah, 2000 feet is a flat ride for me around here in WV. I don't know if I'll have the legs to keep the rear at 36T. I'll find out soon. My new chainring will be here Monday and I'll be trying it out next weekend, hoping to get some decent mileage in.
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    update. Just replaced my chain yesterday and my 42t Giant Cog is shot after 4 months and 1000 miles of riding. teeth are worn and several teeth are broken off. On one hand, I'm disappointed that I've only gotten 4 months use out of it, on the other hand, I've used it far less in the past 300 miles than i did in the 1st 700, so I expect a bit more longevity out of the next one.
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    1000 miles out of a cassette cog is unacceptable. I'd make a complaint and see if they'd warranty it. I know it's a consumable, but it shouldn't be used up that fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    update. Just replaced my chain yesterday and my 42t Giant Cog is shot after 4 months and 1000 miles of riding. teeth are worn and several teeth are broken off. On one hand, I'm disappointed that I've only gotten 4 months use out of it, on the other hand, I've used it far less in the past 300 miles than i did in the 1st 700, so I expect a bit more longevity out of the next one.
    Giant brand or another brand and just referring to it as "giant" because of size?

    I imagine if you use an aluminum cog a lot, especially as a clyde, that they are going to wear out. If you want something to last longer check these 41t cogs out on Ebay

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    But certainly not within a 1000 miles. And even less than that because I'm sure all 1000 miles of riding wasn't on that "Giant" cog. Certainly it only saw a fraction of the 1000 miles of overall use.
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    28T narrow wide, 11-36 cassette

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    Got mine installed today. Dropped 13oz off the bike. Can't wait to get it out and try things out....

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    I (265lbs) have have gone 1X10 twice now. once on my Nomad but ended up going back to 2x10 before selling the bike and now I have 1x10 on my Tallboy. I am using a raceface Narrow/wide 32t ring with a 11-36 cassette.

    So far so good on the Tallboy. Have a few hundred miles on it with this setup.
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