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    What chainring are you guys running for 1x?

    Looking at converting my xt double crank to 1x. Probably going to order a race face n.w. 30-tooth. I run a 36 tooth cassette and do quite a bit of climbing. Any words of wisdom?

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    I run 2x10 but before on my other bike I was running a 32. I wasn't the strongest rider back then. Now though I would recommend a 34. I think 36 would be too much for me. It's possible but sometimes on those long rides it might be a bit too much.

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    32T not feeling strong, 34T fit, 36T really fit, 38T hard man, 40T iron man, 42T superman. If in doubt start at 34T. Im using XX1, Race Face narrow wide, Chromag, North Shore Billet.
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    I have MRP, North Shore Billet and Wolf Tooth Components. They are all direct mount (SRAM specific.)

    What chainring do you find yourself in most of the time?

    I think 32t is a great starting point, but you should plan on ordering both a 30t and a 32t. Because only you will know what works best for you and having both will make it easier to compare.
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    Thanks guys. This will be my first 1x setup to I am a little nervous about giving up my 24-tooth granny. I live and ride on the North Shore and do lots of climbing

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    I have a 32t/11-36 on the Chili, and the same on the Endo. Although I've really considering going 34 on the Endo.
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    I am 34t/11-34 on my Endo

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    Currently running a 33T Renthal ring but am going to move to a 34T RaceFace Narrow Wide in the next month.

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    I rock 34t on my 32lb Chilcotin with XX1. On a lighter bike I'd probably pull 36t, but if that bike had bigger wheels I would probably stick with 34t.
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    32/11-36 on my chili. There are some steeeeeep ass climbs near me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    32/11-36 on my chili. There are some steeeeeep ass climbs near me.
    AND you're a puh-c.

    34t with 11-36 on the Chili, 36t with 11-32 on the V Tach.

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    36T 11-36 on the Chilly at last years Knollfest and PNW riding. For Knollfest 2013 I'll be going 32T or 33T (I bought an odd Chainring size, because I couldn't decide between 32 and 34)
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Gillespie View Post
    AND you're a puh-c.

    34t with 11-36 on the Chili, 36t with 11-32 on the V Tach.
    Hey, I am what I eat. Maybe if y'all had some real mountains around you, you'd run a 32t!

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    I have 32T with 11-36 on my Chili. Looking forward to put a 30T instead, currently it's not low enough for me with the climbing I do.

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    31t North Shore Billet direct mount with 11-36 for riding my 34 lb Chili all over UT and CO. Picked the 31t because it was the closest match in granny to the 22/26 gear I used to climb in all the time for really technical climbing down south and I didn't want to loose my tech climbing gear. 31 has worked really well for some of the looooong drawn out climbs in N UT and it's been fine for everything technical that I've run across down south. Narrow/Wide would be nice but I like the gearing on the 31 so I'm sticking with it for now.
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    its good to put a bigger ring than you can manage from time to time so when you go back to the smaller ring its easier to put the power down...Ive got a spare 38 here for days when im feeling energetic...might end up having to push up a bit at times but you get a better workout,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    its good to put a bigger ring than you can manage from time to time so when you go back to the smaller ring its easier to put the power down...Ive got a spare 38 here for days when im feeling energetic...might end up having to push up a bit at times but you get a better workout,,,
    I really don't like having to get off and push so I am going to start off with a 30 tooth and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    I rock 34t on my 32lb Chilcotin with XX1. On a lighter bike I'd probably pull 36t, but if that bike had bigger wheels I would probably stick with 34t.
    If it had bigger wheels.

    That was pretty subtle.




    As for the topic on hand I am pretty happy with the Wolftooth direct mount ring.

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    XX1 here on 30lb Chilcotin
    run 30 for climbing stuff
    good compromise for TigerMtn climb & lack of fitness

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    32 or 34 tooth on the Deliriums
    36 on the Podium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skooks View Post
    I really don't like having to get off and push so I am going to start off with a 30 tooth and see how it goes.
    Good idea starting with the 30T since the 30T/36 rear is a nice climbing gear on the steeps. I ran 2x9 (24/36T, 11-34) for last 9 years, then 2x10 (24/36T, 11-36) over past year (late 10spd bloomer) and just went 1x on my 32lb rig a couple of months ago and I do TONS of climbing to get the goods in PacNW as well. For desending, 32T would be ideal since I never used 36T w/11 rear, but I need at least 30T/36 rear to make all the climbs I do (did 7000ft of climb/descent on Monday and am still sore). As it gets easier to make all your climbs with 30T, then I would go up as needed from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skooks View Post
    Looking at converting my xt double crank to 1x. Probably going to order a race face n.w. 30-tooth. I run a 36 tooth cassette and do quite a bit of climbing. Any words of wisdom?
    32T x 36T is my low gear with a 27" diameter tire. We have lots of climbs where I live in BC, but more punchy tech climbing than long consistent crank for 2hrs climbs.
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    is anyone running a sram xx1 with a 10 speed mech and cass. does this work, or not recomended

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    Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    is anyone running a sram xx1 with a 10 speed mech and cass. does this work, or not recomended
    youll get the benefits of narrow wide on the front and less costly rear, its a winner.
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