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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello.
Would it be possible to go
1x11 on a GT sts ?
I'm wanting to keep the bike but go a bit more modern on the drive train.
Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Technically I can't see it being a problem. Would probably be better sticking to Shimano drivetrain though, as I don't think that SRAM XD freehubs work well clearance wise on 135mm hubs.
Only issue I see is dependant on the front ring size you use. My STS pedals well in the middle ring but bobs and bounces a lot more in the granny. Chainring sizes are generally a lot smaller on 1x set ups, so pedalling performance may be compromised.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm 
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I think you'll be fine. Most 1x set ups use a ring the equivalent of what would be your current middle ring or thereabouts. If I were doing it, I'd lose the front mech tube and replace with something less 'there' to blank it off.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:41 pm 
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I ran a 1x10 sram setup on my 96 santa cruz heckler. The biggest challenge was getting the chain length just right. The were many chain drops in the beginning.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thankyou for the advice and help guys.
I think it is the route I'm looking to take.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:26 pm 
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Not having the granny ring will also prevent the chain rubbing the stay on the really low gears too. Win, win.


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