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  1. #1
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    upgrade hightower to Eagle

    i'm in the market for a SC Hightower 27.5+. i'm trying to keep the price down so i am getting the "C" frame which comes with the SRAM GX 10-42. but I am interested in getting a 1x with a 10-50 (eagle) in the rear. Does anyone know roughly what this kind of upgrade would add to the cost of the bike? does this seem like a reasonable upgrade. I am an experienced road biker and new to Mountain biking...i'm not all that strong and tend to spin more then "mash", and I live in a hilly area of NH...

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    The cheap and easy solution would be to get a smaller chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxjeffrey View Post
    does this seem like a reasonable upgrade
    Maybe, maybe not. I'm kind of a spinner and a 32t chainring with the gx cassette would be a great range for me in mountainous NM. A 30 or even 28t ring provide a really low gear and still have plenty of top end for most any trail situations.

    If gearing is the only issue I'd stick with the gx and see how it goes.
    I brake for stinkbugs

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