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    1x9 hardtail 29er ok for crested butte?

    Hey guys do you think a hard tail 29er, 1x9 with an 32t front and 11/34t set up would be doable for a guy who lives at sea level. I was out there last summer with my 26er dualie and remember using the granny a bit. The altitude was tough but I managed pretty well. I am stronger now. I ride SS now and my riding style has changed, I really prefer my hardtail. My only concern is gearing. A 1x9 would be the easiest to convert. Any opinions would be appreciated.

    Trails done last time:
    Snodgrass to town then lower loop to upper ect and back (my buddies house it across from Snodgrass)

    Snoodgrass to 403 ( we road that entire dirt road up)

    Doctors park

    Deer park, had to hike up that monster rooty climb.

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    Can it be done? Sure. But... you'd better be really effin strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkk View Post
    Can it be done? Sure. But... you'd better be really effin strong.

    Spoke to my buddy and he agrees with you, he recommends more gear if I want to enjoy myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMCCRNA View Post
    Spoke to my buddy and he agrees with you, he recommends more gear if I want to enjoy myself.

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    Yeah, when you get to the 10,000 - 11,000' trails and roads, you'll be wanting the lower gears!

    Here are some pics from my trip last Fall to get you psyched, though you know some of what awaits you!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/dirtypu...CrestedButteCO

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    Thanks! It's amazing how much you forget about the pain in a year! It's all coming back now. I can't wait, I just hope 401 is clear this year. We went 1st week in July and parts were snow covered still! When I got to 403 and rolled over patches of snow it was wild to see that!

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    Keep an eye out here - once the snow melts at the weather site you *might* be able to ride 401 a couple weeks later. It currently still has over 100" on the ground.

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    I ran my Mariachi there a couple years ago 1x9 with a 32T ring and an 11-34 in the back. It was hard at times, but very doable. If that's the bike you have.... go for it. You could also pick up a 11x36 cassette if you are buying the parts anyhow. I think coming off a single speed that 32x36 will feel like you're really spinning a little gear

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