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 Post subject: Going 10 speed 1x
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Location: French Alps
So, going 1x on my Sunn, Shimano (I don't get on with Sram shifters, horrible bloody things). I *thought* I'd got it all worked out, 10s SLX or similar shifters, XT if I can get my hands on them at a decent price, and an XT 786 mech (with either long b screw, goatlink, cage mod, or some combination of the above), 30 narrow-wide up front with an 11-46 cassette, All going well, cassette already in my hot sticky fingers, chainring on the way, mech negotiated but not yet paid or sent, and then I very nearly accidentally bought a Sora flatbar shifter.

And then I remembered the road 10s stuff has the same pull ratios as 7/8/9s MTB. So, what's the odds I can get away with using a "9 speed" shadow mech to shift a big cassette?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen
Just get a 10 speed mech if you want 1 x 10.

A long cage 9-speed mech might reach up to 36 or 40T or so, after that you could try a longer b-tension screw or one of the Chinese Wolftooth Goatlink copies on eBay for a few quid.

But it's probably be easier to get 10speed bits in the first place tbh.


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 Post subject: Re: Going 10 speed 1x
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Yeah, I figured so, just wondered if it might work. Hell, even 10 speed stuff seems to require buggering about to go to dinner plate cassettes.

cheers.


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