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    Slx on a heckler

    I'm thinking of buying a shimano six group set for my heckler I'm building...

    first question I wanna run a single ring up front so I should buying the 3 up front right?also 170 or 175 crank length ?

    next question what cassette should I run ...11/34 or 11/36

    bike is gonna be used more for going down then up
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    I have a SC Nickel with a 11/36 cassette, I also have shorter legs so I use a 170mm crank arm.

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    where did you find your groupset. ebay?

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    Crank arm length depends on your inseam/leg length; also on your cadence preference; also to some extent on terrrain (some follks on rocky/rooty East Coast stuff want fewer pedal strikes, and go with shorter crank arms).
    Since you're descending more, shorter cranks may make sense.

    Similarly with the cassette, you probably won't "need" the 36 cog if your emphasis is descending; but I've always preferred to have a lower gear option, for times when I do have to haul an AM rig up something steep, especially on a 1X10.

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