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    Salsa Ala Carte 1x9 conversion questions

    Not sure this is the right forum but I'll try: I'm building up an '04 Salsa Ala Carte with its rigid fork and discs. I want to try it as a 1x9. Can I use my XT 750 crankset removing the small and large chainrings and then using my XTR 12 32 cassette and XTR 952 rear derailleur? Thanks!

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    Definitely the wrong forum.
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    Yes. Lose the front derailleur, install a bash ring and a device to keep the chain from falling to the inside, and you're set.

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    And shorten the chain
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    If you're building from scratch a 1x8 might be a better way to go, and look for a chain ring with no ramps/pins - some DH rings are like this - if you get good tension in the chain you might get away with no chain retention devices.
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    What do you plan on using for shifting?
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