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    Converting 3x to a single speed questions.

    Hey there everyone. I'm new to the forum and still fairly new to the sport. I ride a 2017 giant talon3. I still have the stock drivetrain which offer the 3 sprockets in the front and a 8 speed cassette (shimano brand everything shifters and derailleur). As the title suggests I'm interested in converting it to a single speed with a 9speed cassette. My questions,

    Will a 9speed shimano cassette fit with my current setup? if so are there any ones I would that would be recommended or I should stay away from?

    Was considering trying out sram products (cassette, derailleur, and shifters) during this conversion. Is this something that could be done with the current rear wheel and hub, or would it be more trouble?

    How to pick the right derailleur specifically long or short cage?

    How do I know which shifters will work with which ever derailleur I choose?

    If I choose to get a cranks will any cranks work with my bottom bracket or do they come in sets?

    Sorry in advance for the long post and many questions. thanks for any replies

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    What your asking about is a 1x drivetrain question, not a SS question. The term Singlespeed means one gear. One Chainring and one Cog, no derailleur no shifting. Try contacting a Moderator and having your question moved to the drivetrain forum where you will get better responses.

    FYI there's tons of information on how to convert to a 1x drivetrain. Do some reading and you'll be able to answer many of your own questions. Also, stop by your LBS, they can help you do the conversion with the correct parts.
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    okay I see now sorry for the confusion haha I will try and get it moved thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ky03dakota View Post
    okay I see now sorry for the confusion haha I will try and get it moved thank you
    You can copy/paste your original thread from here and create a cross post (Label it "X post") in the drivetrain forum.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Go to your local bike shop. Support local business and take advantage of their expertise.

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