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    3x10 -> 1x10 or 2x10 -> 1x10...which is better?

    Cost aside, is there any reason (chainline, parts availability, etc.) why converting to 1x10 is preferable via a 2x10 or 3x10 setup? I eventually want to run 1x10, but current fitness level will not allow it (yes, yes, HTFU).

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    Lighter, simpler. I found it easier to climb in a higher gear too once I made myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy135 View Post
    Lighter, simpler. I found it easier to climb in a higher gear too once I made myself.
    I probably didn't make myself clear. Is it better to convert a 3x10 system to a 1x10 system or is it better to convert a 2x10 to a 1x10?

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    Fwiw, I don't think there is a difference. I think they are the same once you take all the rings off them.

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    From what I can tell, some guides are based off of the 50mm chainline on the middle (on a triple, obviously) chain ring. E Thirteen's XCX ST is designed this way. Others may be measured around a slightly different figure. I know their BB mounted version is narrower. I'm not sure how much this matters in actuality. Paul's chain guide has more lateral adjustment as far as I can see. So, while a double may give a slightly better chainline using the inside position, it ultimately depends on how well the ring position matches the particular guide. This is something I am pondering as well.

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