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    Any Clydes running 1x10 Drivetrains?

    I am switching from a 24/36/Bash to a Single ring with an 11-36 cassette. I climb pretty well with in the 36T front and don't find myself using the 24T much at all. Not sure if I should go 34T in the front or use a 36T like I have on now. I ride a Trek Scratch Air 9 predominantly in the Northeast US in Massachusetts, a lot of roots and rocky terrain, and a lot of ups and downs but never a really long extended climb. If anybody has any experience on a 1x10, your feedback would be appreciated.

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    I run a 1x10 with a 32t in the front and a 12-36 cassette. Where I ride there is a lot of climbing and even extremely long drawn out extended climbs which is making me consider trying one of the mtbtools 41t cogs that are for sale on ebay. It will give me some of the XX1 range with out $1000 investment. I am fairly new to 1x10 myself, maybe been riding it for about 3 or 4 months. I switch my bike back and forth between 26 and 650b normally when I have it as a 650b I have it set up as a 2x but going forward im thinking 1x all the time.

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    My hack bike is an SE Stout which I turned from SS to 1 x 9 and it is fine for most stuff.

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    I run 1x9 with a 32 and 11-34 cassette. I'm not a spinner, nor a very good climber, but 32x34 works good for climbs in the front range of Colorado. For long extended climbs,
    I'll catch my breath and start again. I haven't found it lacking at all.
    On the high end, I'll run out of gears downhill on the road, but yet to run out of gears on the trails. Never liked looking for gears when my lungs are in my throat, and my eyes are cross-eyed. Much easier, no brainer, out on the trails.

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    We run a 1x10 SRAM (11-36 cassette) with a 32t in the front on the DirtySixer (36er wheels).
    It climbs really well, thanks to the 220mm cranks from Joseph Kuosac.
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    Any Clydes running 1x10 Drivetrains?

    1x is tempting, but I love my 20t chainring too much.

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    My bike is set up as a 2x10 (36/24F 11/36R) but generally only use the large ring. I try to only use the large ring but every once in a while I have to use the drop down when the hill gets a bit steeper. I would like to make my bike a 1x.

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    My Paragon (29er) is 32 in front, 11-34 out back (1x9). It's good for all of my local riding. I think you'll be fine.

    I'd err on the smaller front ring as I'd rather lose high end gearing and be forced to coast than low end gearing and be forced to walk.

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    1x9 Karate Monkey, 30t front 12/36t rear. There are some steeper climbs here that I really have to slog up, but it gets the job done for most everything else.
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    Any Clydes running 1x10 Drivetrains?

    Timely thread, was thinking the same thing.
    I'm running 8 speed , do you think I should go whole hog and do 1x10 or step up one to 1x9?

    Either way I will need a shifter. And a cassette, I'm kinda leaning toward 1x10

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    Any Clydes running 1x10 Drivetrains?

    Start with a 1x8.

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    Any Clydes running 1x10 Drivetrains?

    Lol too late. I've ordered a new cassette , and shifter. I had a new ten speed chain.

    I'm looking forward to having the extra two gears and losing some weight off the tank. Lol lol

    I'll let you all know.

    Bill

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    I run 1*9.

    30t in front and 36 in rear helps my fat a$$ get up the longer hills. I ride it in MA and NH.

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    Thanks for the responses. I just ordered a 34T Raceface Narrow/Wide single ring. They just released it and its 11 speed compatible which I am looking to do down the road. So after the conversion I will have a 34T in the front with a MRP Mini G2 chainguard and 11/36Tcassette in the back.

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    Finally got it all complete! So here it is, sorry for the crappy phone pick.


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    If I ever built my John Henry frame it'll be 1x9 since I already have SRAM X.9 shifters and derailleur. I need a cassette and I'll run a 32T chainring up front.

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