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    Can you run gears on a Redline Monocog?

    I dont think it has a derailleur hanger, but is there a way around this? I would like to run 1x9 someday

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    Yes, you can run gears on it. But you need to order a sliding dropout for it that has a derailleur hanger. You should be able to order it through the shop you bought it from.

    Edit: The method I listed is for if you have a monocog flight 29er. If you have the regular one with track ends the link A from II posted should work

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoegold
    I dont think it has a derailleur hanger, but is there a way around this? I would like to run 1x9 someday
    I don't know about the 1X9 set up, but I tried to make mine a three speed with the existing hub and it was a total nightmare. I changed it back to a single speed after one day. I am sure you will need a new rear wheel or hub to make it work right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    I don't know about the 1X9 set up, but I tried to make mine a three speed with the existing hub and it was a total nightmare. I changed it back to a single speed after one day. I am sure you will need a new rear wheel or hub to make it work right.
    Yes to run it 1x9 you will need either a new rear hub and lace it to the old rim or a new rear wheel

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    Cables?

    where do you run the cables? zipties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoegold
    where do you run the cables? zipties?
    My '09 Flight 29er has cable stops. I don't know if other models do or not, you might have to use zip ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoegold
    where do you run the cables? zipties?
    yep, and you will have to run full cable housing as there are no stops. i had mine setup as a 3spd and 1x9, both worked perfectly fine. for 1x9, i would highly recommend running a bash guard and an inner chain stop to keep the chain on the ring. as far as a front der, i'm not sure what the options are.

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    I ran my '06 (non-Flight) Monocog as a 1x8 for a couple months last year, including a trip to Fruita. I didn't have a bash ring/chain guide up front and I never had a problem. I was already using wheels with standard cassette hubs with a single cog spaced for SS. I only did this temporarily for the trip and went back to SS after I returned due to my riding style.
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    blasphemy for a MONO cog!!!

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    I ran mine as a 1x9 for awhile by using a Saint rear derailleur / hub - worked just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozmosis
    I didn't have a bash ring/chain guide up front and I never had a problem.
    YMMV, but in one ride without an inner guide, i dropped the chain 3 times and it was in the middle cog each time. i wouldn't ride a 1x9 setup without one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm520
    YMMV, but in one ride without an inner guide, i dropped the chain 3 times and it was in the middle cog each time. i wouldn't ride a 1x9 setup without one.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ain+Guide.aspx
    Yeah, I expected to need one too, but on some very chunky technical rides, I never dropped the chain once. The only thing that stopped me, besides a general lack of fitness, is that I got several pinch flats. I guess if I was the type of rider that flies through the rocks and stuff, my results may have been different.

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