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    trek marlin 5 16 model

    anybody on here done the 1X11 gear set up from 3x7 and what all did it take to do so ?

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    Odd these questions for the Marlin have been extremely common in the past few weeks... consensus is a 7 speed rear has a FreeWheel instead of a FreeHub which means youíll need to replace the rear hub or full wheel first, then cassette, crankset, chainring, derailleur, shifter, chain... likely more than you paid for the bike so shop the sales and close outs.

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    Any recommendations on hubs ? Just hate the factory gearing it sucks

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    http://https://www.worldwidecyclery....saApBeEALw_wcB

    For 40 then if you are lucky the hubs have the same profile and you can reuse the spokes, otherwise that spokes are 40, then if you lace yourself(free) take to the lbs for truing for 20... or

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/col...less-black-32h

    an inexpensive wheel might do...

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    I am pretty sure all of your questions have been answered in this thread:
    https://forums.mtbr.com/29er-compone...e-1102072.html

    short answer: you need a new
    cassette
    chain
    crankset
    bottom bracket (might come with the cranks)
    derailer
    shifter
    chainring (might come with the crankset)

    chances are that it's not financially worthwhile to replace all that. that bike was cheap for a reason.

    what sucks about the factory gearing? it probably has more of a range than most 1x setups, but with crap shifting.
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    true guess I should just upgrade on it, any ideas on maybe some improvent in the gearing if I don't go that route?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jTilson536 View Post
    true guess I should just upgrade on it, any ideas on maybe some improvent in the gearing if I don't go that route?
    Yes, refer to the thread I linked above.

    Be specific- what don't you like about the "gearing"?

    When you say "upgrade it," what is it? The drivetrain or the whole bike? Like I said, if you want to change anything on the drivetrain, you have to replace everything because it works as a system. That was explained in detail in the thread I linked above as well.

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    Itís got just junk components I wonder if I can go up to 1x10

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    According to Trek's archive, that's a cassette and not a freewheel. If that's the case, you don't need a new rear wheel, but everything else applies.

    You need a shifter, derailer, cassette, chain, and crankset with the appropriate bottom bracket, a single chainring.

    The shifter, cassette, chain, and derailer all have to be designed to work together.

    The crankset looks like the three rings are all riveted together, so you need a new crankset, a bottom bracket to match the crankset, and a single chain ring that fits the cranks.

    https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/...rlin_5/details
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    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod176554

    Sooo, spend $$$ on low end upgrades Or just step up your game for $$$$...

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    Yeah I checked it out the other day in my shop to see but forgot to mic it and see if I had enough room for a 10 or 11

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    7spd is not up-gradable...you will need to replace the rear hub.
    8spd and Above can all be upgraded to 11spd, as they share the same Shimano Freehub design.

    Also, Clutch Derailleurs are only an option with 10spd and above.
    Big fan of Clutch Derailleurs
    Ride, Enjoy...Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_manny View Post
    7spd is not up-gradable...you will need to replace the rear hub.
    8spd and Above can all be upgraded to 11spd, as they share the same Shimano Freehub design.

    Also, Clutch Derailleurs are only an option with 10spd and above.
    Big fan of Clutch Derailleurs
    Check the link I posted above. That bike seems to have a 7 speed cassette, so a 10 speed upgrade is not out of the question.

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    I don't see the link mack_turtle ??? ive got at 550 wheels from factory

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    ten four thanks buddy also asked the guys up at trek in charlotte awesome people they are working on one right now so im suppose to call him tomorrow am to see how it went they said so far that they didn't have to replace the rear wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Check the link I posted above. That bike seems to have a 7 speed cassette, so a 10 speed upgrade is not out of the question.
    This is strange, I've got a Marlin 5 (2018 Model) when I upgraded my 7 speed drive train, the 7 speed was absolutely not compatible with 8/9/10 speed cassettes, I ended up having to replace the hub as well (I actually built new wheels entirely)

    The older 2016 model may be different, but it seems strange that Trek would make an older model upgradeable, then change that design on the newer models...
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    Indeed. The HG20 listed on the Trek archive is definitely a cassette, but I wonder if the hub has a short 7-speed body. That's pretty weird. I would ask the shop to make sure a 10-speed cassette will fit, but a retro freehub would be very strange. Usually they 7-speed cassettes are too narrow and have a spacer to take up the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    Usually they 7-speed cassettes are too narrow and have a spacer to take up the difference.
    Exactly!

    When I removed the cassette I expected to find such a spacer...but alas I did not...which led me down a very expensive road of learning LOL.

    I wouldn't do it again, but I did learn a lot about bike repair in the process.
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    I guess Iíll see what trek says in the am about the bike they are swapping

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