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    What size chain ring do you have on your 1x9?

    I've been running a 32 chain ring with a 12-27 road cassette and thinking of going to a larger chain ring. Living in central Florida, we have mostly short quick climbs. I plan on racing next year and really only ride xc (21 lbs Scott Spark 30). I was just wondering what everyone else is using.

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    32 ring with 11-34 cassette. But I live in the hilly northeast and am done racing.

    Sounds like you need a 34. I'd start there instead of a 36. If the 34 isn't enough, I'd put an 11 on the cogset before I'd put a 36 on the front. I have thing about clearance (though I suppose a 36 is a lot less of an obstacle grabber than the 44 I just took off my 3 x 9 converting that to a low geared 2 x 9)

    My next move on the one ring bike will be 1 x 10, keeping the 32 and adding a 36 to the cogset. That's how hilly it is here (or how old I am)
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    30T and 11-32.
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    I alternate between a 35t and a 38t, 11-36t cassette in back.

    Live at the base of Mt. Hood. 21lb Giant Anthem X.

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    31T and 11-36

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    38 and 11-30

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    This is all going to vary greatly depending on the terrain everyone rides and their riding style but I find 32 x 11-32 to be great for the New England Singletrack I ride when I'm not racing. I only spin out on paved secions or long fire roads. For racing I find that 1x9 doesn't work and I need a big ring.

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    1 x 8 but... 26t up front with a 12-25 in the rear, change it to 12-28 for hilly spots.

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