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    Want to go 1x9 need help.

    Im looking to convert my hardrock to a 1x9. Have this set up in mind and in the shopping cart at price point but want to make sure it would work.
    - Truvativ Stylo 1.1 crank. (how do I know if BB is compatible?)
    - Mrp 1x chain guard
    - X9 mid cage Rear Derailleur and shifter
    - Shimano XTR 7701 9 spd chain
    - PG 11 - 34 PG 950 cassette.

    Thanks

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    changed the cassette to Pg 970 11- 32 as I live in Miami and our local trails have tiny hills at best.

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    what do you currently have on the bike right now?

    I'm probably misunderstanding something but what I did for my Cdale F5 1x9 conversion was take off the big and little ring, put a BBG bashgaurd to replace the big ring and a Ngear jumpstop up front and shortened the chain... Still using the same cassette and rear derailleur.

    I can understand a new chain/cassette but I don't see the point in buying a new crank or derailleur/shifter combo

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    I have x4 7 speed rear derailleur, x3 shifters and a sr crank. My bike is a hardrock disk.

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    You should be able to just take off your big and little ring, you can put on a bash guard where the big ring goes if you need/want it. Then you will need a mrp or similar chain guide setup, like the 1x, Lopes, or mini g2(which has bash plate/taco built in). You dont NEED to replace anything out back unless you just want to upgrade, you may need to shorten your chain though, same goes for crank.

    If I were you I would go:
    - 34T MRP ChainRing
    - Mrp Lopes or Mini G2 Chain Guide
    - X9 SHORT cage Rear Derailleur and shifter
    - 9 or 10spd chain and cassette, I would go 10spd if your replacing it all anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfourth View Post
    I don't see the point in buying a new crank or derailleur/shifter combo
    +1. Save your money and see if you like it, or replace as things wear out.

    I went with the bash/jumpstop combo for a while but have had better luck with an actual purpose-built device. I now use a Paul's chain keeper and like the way it's more subtle-looking.

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    Ok so I decided to stay with the stock SR Suntour crank for now, but still want to upgrade rear derailleur and shifter. I guess its a good option to see if I like the 1x9 drivetrain. Why do you say a 10 speed chain? Should I just go 1x10? Sorry if I these are dumb questions Im new to the upgrade game. Been riding my bike stock for a year.

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    You dont need to go 1x10, but it will give you an extra gear.

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    If you go 10sp then you get the option of a 36T as the largest cog. You can opt for rings like the Widgit which have sizing options for how many teeth you want with inner and outer guides/guards built into the setup.
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    Make it a BBG bashwich and definatly go short cage derailleur

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    What are the advantages of a short cage vs. a long cage?
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