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  1. #1
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    Small Chain Ring (28-32) and 4x4


    Considering 1x10 with 28/30/32 front and 11-36 rear on a Chilco.
    Will these small chain-rings induce more bobbing in the 4x4 suspension ?

    BTW, this is NOT a 1x10 versus 1x11 versus 2x10 debate...
    Thanks Guys

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    The effect you are talking about was very slightly noticable when I ran a double and did a lot of climbing in the 22 up front. It was never really much of an issue for me, mostly something I could pick up on when my pedalling was getting really sloppy more than anything. I'm running 1x10 with a 31t now and have been on this setup for about 3 months and haven't had any issues at all. I'd say it's a non issue.
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    I have 1x9, a 32 front ring and 11-36 cogs. No bob at all with my Vivid Air RC2, slightly more bob with CCDB Coil, but I haven't spent any time adjusting it, so I expect it will improve.

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    There's more anti-squat, but not too much, unlike the _dw stuff.
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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    Chili with 2x24/32t front here with 11-36 rear.

    I'm happy with 32 and don't notice much bob, I find if the chain tension is there and I'm spinning no worries. Greatest characteristic of the 4x4 though is ability to stall out going up in tech and then restart, you get a bit of sag on the compression/stroke, but its hooking up vs. tensioning the suspension and spinning out like my DW Sultan.

    32t 1x10 (11-36 rear) on the Endo is awesome, going to try wolftooth 30t and that probably is sweet perfection.

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    I had a 22t Hammerschmidt on my DT and I never felt any feedback. Sure it bobbed a little if I mashed, but it was great on spinning climbs and it hooked up like crazy on the techy stuff. I'm not sure how I'll build the Chilcotin, but I'm considering a 26 and a 36 1x10 which should cover most of the riding I do.

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