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    2-9 to 1-9 question

    I ride some up pretty steep hills and want to go to 1-9.
    Right now my lowest is 22 front and 32 rear.
    What combo would give me a similar ratio to climb.
    If it matters I have xt hollowtec 2 cranks.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmuncie View Post
    Thanks, it looks like I may have to go to 10 sp.

    Can anyone tell me if my xt hollowtec 2 fc-m770 crank set will work for 10 speed.

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    Your crank will work fine with a 10 speed chain. Why do you want to go 1-x? If your terrain requires a wide range of gears it kind of seems like a 2-x would be a better provider of those gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmuncie View Post
    Your crank will work fine with a 10 speed chain. Why do you want to go 1-x? If your terrain requires a wide range of gears it kind of seems like a 2-x would be a better provider of those gears.
    I just want to simplify and its time for a new drivetrain. I got 2x10 on my other bike and I only use the small chain ring.

    Maybe I'll reconsider the 2x9....

    So I can put 10 speed chain rings on the crank then?

    Thanks

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    You can run a 10spd chain on 9spd rings but if you want to buy a 10spd ring that'll work too. If it was me I'd get whichever one was less expensive.

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    Thanks for your help

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