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  • 1X10 ratios.

     Nik Gnashers updated 4 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 8 Posts
  • PJM

    Member
    20 July 2015 at 12:39 am

    Trying to decide whether to convert my Scott Spark to a 1×10, the only time I ever use the large chain-ring is on a road section linking 2 off road trails, so I can’t see me missing the top end that my current 38/24T and 11-36T set-up gives me, but I don’t want to lose climbing ability (go to the peak district regularly). So I was thinking of fitting a 30T chainring and either a 40 or 42T expander rear cog, has anyone got this or similar set-up got any opinions for me?

  • ryansam

    Member
    20 July 2015 at 7:37 am

    If your goin 30t then try it with the 11-36 first,you might be ok with that (l’m running that and its been fine).If your thinking of a expander then go 32 or even 34 on the front.

  • stu8975

    Member
    20 July 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Your gear ratio(s) current and options..Gear inches is how far the wheel moves per one revolution of the crank in that gear.

    Will help you decide what to go for.

  • PJM

    Member
    20 July 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks both, chart was great info, cheers. Definitely thinking 30T front, just having a think about the rear.

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    16 August 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I find 34t chainring with an 11-36 cassette about right for every trail centre.

    I still never use the granny 36, or the next one either (think its a 34).

    I have a 38t chainring ready for when I get fitter !

  • Titan Fury

    Member
    30 August 2015 at 9:40 pm

    11-36 rear with a 30t chain ring, start with that and give it a few weeks. You’ll find for the most part its spot on, but there will be some climbs (depending where you live) that will test your legs. That’s a good thing, it’ll get you fitter 🙂 Then when your feeling a bit stronger in the legs try a 32t chain ring.

    When I went to a 32t I found I needed a 40t extender on the back for some of the hills on Dartmoor. However I ride a 29er, so that alters the effective gearing a bit.

  • MPX309

    Member
    30 August 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I find 34t chainring with an 11-36 cassette about right for every trail centre.

    I still never use the granny 36, or the next one either (think its a 34).

    I have a 38t chainring ready for when I get fitter !

    You must have legs of steel.

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    31 August 2015 at 8:18 am

    I find 34t chainring with an 11-36 cassette about right for every trail centre.

    I still never use the granny 36, or the next one either (think its a 34).

    I have a 38t chainring ready for when I get fitter !

    You must have legs of steel.

    😀

    Nope I’m just an average old man (46).

    I think technique plays a good part too. On short climbs I always sprint just before, which gives you that extra momentum to make it.

    On longer climbs, I try to sit back on the seat more, and dip my heels down which seems to provide a bit more power AND endurance, then just concentrate on breathing.

    There is nowhere on Dalby red route that gives me any issues climbing (apart from the very start from the visitor centre, where there is a short rocky section halfway up the initial climb, man that’s impossible lol), with 34t chainring, and 11-36 cassette, and I ride a 29’er.

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