Hey all. I got sick of tuning my shifters all the time and normally ride SS anyway. I'm a strong enough climber that I find the granny gear useless and frustrating. So I took the front D off and did a ghetto 1x9 using the big ring as a bash guard. I took off the 80mm sid team I had on there and put on a 100mm duke. Swapped the answser carbon bar for a syncros gain aluminum with ergon grips. The result? Freakin awesome!
Before the granny gear plus all the lightweight gear up front would cause wheelies on steeper climbs, especially trying to get over rocks of which we have many in vegas. Now the heavier fork and bars along with LESS leverage without the granny makes climbing a LOT easier. Also the longer steerer stem and geometry change makes the bike more comfortable on long rides.
Downsides are the chain jumped a lot down to the granny on rough stuff. I need a chain guide or something. I'd also like a proper bash guard. Additional weight of course but its meaningless, its not heavy at all except maybe compared to my SS.
Of course I have pics.
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Thread: Tracer 1x9, 100mm
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