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 Post subject: Running 1x8 or 1x9
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:18 pm 
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What ring would you run up front?

I'm thinking of 32 or 36, just wondering what others thoughts/experiences are..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:31 pm 
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36t x 9 does it for me
found i wasnt going fast enough with 32t and didnt want something as big as an outer ring (eg 40t)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:33 pm 
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will be watching this with interest as 1x9 is what i'd also like to use :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:35 pm 
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Everything I have will be 1 x ? ..

Can't get along with 3 up front..

May go 1 x 10 for one of them yet.. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:45 pm 
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36T for me...and 11-26 but I did find the other day a hill too steep to climb, which was annoying.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:41 pm 
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I'm running 32 up front cos that's what I had but had to buy a bash guard as it kept dumping the chain. It's ok but if you do alot of road miles or descending, I'd go for something a little larger :).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:50 pm 
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I'm road or singletrack only.. . . my hairy riding days are over...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:41 pm 
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IDB1 wrote:
my hairy riding days are over...


Not according to your avatar... :roll:

36t for me (1x8, 1x9 and a 22/38t 11-32 2x9)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:20 pm 
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elPedro666 wrote:
Not according to your avatar... :roll:


That's not hair, that's wool. . . . and zen ;)


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8)

Just remembered the 1x6 too... :wink:
Interested to hear what devices (if any) people are using to keep their chains on?

The jumpy 1x8 had a BB mounted boomerang thingy with two jockey wheels to wrap the chain further around the ring. 1x6 has nowt & my old 'cross bikes had nowt either (although I ran two front rings a couple of teeth different & just picked which suited the course/conditions 8)). I'm hoping the 'new' ('91 Dome :roll:) 1x8 will be fine as is, or maybe with a DCD?

Pete


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