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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Just switched to a 1x10 from a 2x10(new bike). How can I get the other geas back. Can I go smaller than a 32 teeth front chainring? Should I go for a 1x11 or should I just spend the cash and get a new FD and go back to a 2x10.
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    Just switched to a 1x10 from a 2x10(new bike). How can I get the other geas back. Can I go smaller than a 32 teeth front chainring? Should I go for a 1x11 or should I just spend the cash and get a new FD and go back to a 2x10.
    If you need the lower gearing, go back to double chainrings. No brainer.
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    It's a cash flow thing, summertime etc. I have a couple trips and didn't want to spend the cash on a new FD, shifters etc
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    It's a cash flow thing, summertime etc. I have a couple trips and didn't want to spend the cash on a new FD, shifters etc
    Then why did you go 1x in the first place or ask this question? (No need to answer)
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    You can stick an 11-36 cassette on your backside.

    Your crankset will dictate how small a front ring you can run.

    As for trips and 1x10,
    I can see having 1x10 on a trip as it does simplify things. There's just less to go wrong. However, unless you know trip routes well, the diverse gearing of a 2x10 could be the better call. You could always have 2-3 front rings with you to adjust depending on the route, but that's a lot of work too.
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Then why did you go 1x in the first place or ask this question? (No need to answer)
    I got a new bike and it is a 1x10. I was just wondering if it was possible to go smaller front ring or bigger cassette instead of spending a bunch of money going 2x10
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    I got a new bike and it is a 1x10. I was just wondering if it was possible to go smaller front ring or bigger cassette instead of spending a bunch of money going 2x10
    Without knowing what crank and cassette you currently have there is no answer for your question.
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    I need a couple more granny gears

    Thanks, that's the kind of info I'm looking for. Ill check when I can
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    if you have a 104 bcd crank race face and wtc make 30t rings that work with no mods. if it is spiderless you can get down to 28t (or maybe lower?). and of course if you dont have it an 11-36t cassette will help.

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