Converting '17 Fathom 2 to a 1x drivetrain-
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    Converting '17 Fathom 2 to a 1x drivetrain

    I'm having major problems with my stock set up slapping/jamming my chain so I'd like to move to a 1x drivetrain from the stock 2x9. I don't really want to spend tons and have heard anything from putting on a chainguide system to doing a rear mech with a clutch to putting a bash guard in place of my big ring up front. I am thinking of running a 32t up front. What are thoughts on all of this and which way is the easiest? The crankset BCD is 96.68mm which is making it tough to find a chain ring.

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    Granny rings don't go up to the size you want.

    Forget the bash ring, put a narrow wide ring in the outer position of your 2x crank and match it with a clutch rear d. If your crank can take a third ring use the middle ring position to keep a good chainline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grubetown View Post
    If your crank has the FSA direct mount interface it should work just fine.

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