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    Help with 1x9 gearing

    Hello, I have been trying to bring my bike to a 1x9 gear setup. I have tried multiple times but am very confused. Does anyone have any part combos that will work at a cheap price. The reason I am not going 1x10/11 is because it is too expensive.

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    I found that a good quality narrow wide chainring is the only key component. I converted my 3x9 to a 1x9 just replacing the orginal chain rings to a raceface narrow wide. All was good and never had a problem with the chain falling off shifting.

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    1x9 is not an upgrade so why are you changing it? Your going to loose half your gear range. Are you only riding on one of your chainrings up front all of the time?

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    I was going to upgrade it because I do only use one gear upfront and have a lot of problems with the chain coming off.

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    Also right now I am running a 3x7 gear ratio so I would think it is only better than that

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    Chain coming off is a set up issue.

    1x9 still isnt going to he an upgrade and isnt much if any cheaper than 10 speeds for quality parts these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill401 View Post
    I found that a good quality narrow wide chainring is the only key component. I converted my 3x9 to a 1x9 just replacing the orginal chain rings to a raceface narrow wide. All was good and never had a problem with the chain falling off shifting.
    Ditto, I ran a 1x9 for quite a while with just a race face narrow wide chain ring. I never had the chain jump off once.

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    Help with 1x9 gearing

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    Also right now I am running a 3x7 gear ratio so I would think it is only better than that
    Parts for 1x10 are relatively cheap right now, so I'd consider going that way rather than 1x9. If you were coming from 3x9, 1x9 would be a cheap way to go, but I don't expect much difference in price to go to 1x10 or 1x9 from 3x7.

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    If you're having problems setting up a front derailleur, there's plenty of help these days. 9spd vs 10spd - 10spd wins all day long and twice on Sunday. Sometimes I even find quality 9spd stuff costs more as RAKC mentioned. Going 1x from 3x7? If it's in ok shape, you can use your current crankset with a narrow wide chainring to save money. What exactly is "a cheap price"?

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    A cheap price for me is mostly in the 200-300$ range and my crankset is good but does the fact that it is rivited on change anurhing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenan2003 View Post
    A cheap price for me is mostly in the 200-300$ range and my crankset is good but does the fact that it is rivited on change anurhing
    Yes, you will need a whole new crankset if the chainrings are riveted on.

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    Budget 1x10 With Old Shimano Tech - BIKEPACKING.com
    Read through the comments for good tips also

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    If you have a riveted crank, I can pretty much guarantee you can't put a 9 speed cassette on your rear wheel. It might not even have a cassette, probably a freewheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    If you have a riveted crank, I can pretty much guarantee you can't put a 9 speed cassette on your rear wheel. It might not even have a cassette, probably a freewheel.
    Good point - seems we all missed.

    OP, looks like if you get to figure out how to deal with your front derailleur or go 1x7.

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