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    Tracer VP 1x10?

    I have a 2010 tracer VP that's still going strong. I'm thinking of going 1x10 for a couple of reasons.

    First, I never use the big ring. I really don't ride fire roads, etc. It's dead weight.

    Second (the real reason): It pedals WAY better in the middle ring (i.e. 32 of 24/32/42 XT 11/36 10sp set up). However, I live in Colorado and have to climb 1000 vertical on every ride right out of the gate, so I need the ratio I get form the 24t ring with the granny gears. My thinking is that if I got a granny cog in the 40-42t range, I could get by with only a ring in the 28-32 range.

    Does anyone else experience this pedaling difference?

    Third, my bike needs to go on a diet! I keep adding "robustness" to it: new burlier fork, dropper post, fatter tires.... loosing the FD, rings, cable and shifter would shed a lot of weight.

    Forth: Chain rubs on the FD in 32/36 or 24/13

    So, the set up I am considering is 30t single narrow/wide ring up front with a 11/36 XT 10sp cassette + 42 wolftooth (or similar) cog. Of course I'll have to remove one cog from the cassette.

    Thoughts?

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    Same boat and same thoughts, been playing with a gear calculator to figure out how each ratio would feel

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    22/36 = 0.67

    32/11 = 2.9

    30/42= 0.71

    30/11= 2.72

    so, in my proposed set-up, I'd give up a little on each end. I could go to a 28t up front to get to 28/42=0.67, but then I'd spin out a lot DH....

    Not dropping major coin to go to XX1 1x11

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    When you remove gears - you're going to lose something. There's really no way around it. Less parts means less options. Figure out the most important gearing for your riding - and make sure that combination is in there. I went from 2x10 to 1x11 - I lost about 5% of my granny gear (don't miss it, I used it as a crutch anyway...) and lost a lot on the top end (only comes into play on roll outs). What I gained was ground clearance...

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    my new setupTracer VP 1x10?-1by.jpg

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    Tracer VP 1x10?

    What chain ring and gears are you running and what do you think so far?

    PS - Nice bottles of whiskey on the mantle.

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    i live in the rockies and need a setup to climb steep stuff. so for now started with a 26 in front and 11-42 (wolftooth) in the back. so far so good but i have not taken it on trail yet.

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    Tracer VP 1x10?

    I also live in the Rockies - front range of CO. I'm thinking o going 30x11/40. I currently have a shimano XT drivetrain and the thinking is the shimano rear derailleurs don't always play nice with 42t cogs.

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    u r in better shape than i am i switch from a 3x9 to this 1x10 setup and got a new sram x9 medium cage derailleur. everything is working great.

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