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  • Newbie with a Boardman Comp 2013 with various upgrades.

     KTM540 updated 4 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • MY95

    Member
    27 January 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Hi All

    New to the forum, but have been hitting trails/trail centres for a few years now.

    Bike Spec:

    Fork: Suntour Epicon LOD 120mm

    Front Shifter: SRAM X5

    Front Derailleur: SRAM X5

    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7

    Front Brakes: Shimano Deore M615 160mm

    Rear Brakes: Avid Elixir 1 160mm

    Crankset: FSA Alpha Drive 175mm

    Cassette: Shimano Alivio HG300 11x32T

    Chain: Shimano Deore HG53 9 Speed

    BB: FSA Powerdrive BB30

    Wheels: Pacenti DL31 with Conti MK 2 2.2 (Very good at taking hits but weigh a tonne!)

    Setup: Superstar Narrow Wide 32T 1×9 (from 3×9)

    From Newcastle/Durham area but go to Glentress and do the red quite regularly, and have done most of the trail centres in the UK and all of the red/black 7stanes.

    Cheers

  • MPX309

    Member
    27 January 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I love how you’ve switched to 1x, But kept your FD there, as maybe a chainguide? . . . haha 😆

    Welcome to the forum

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    27 January 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Hi MY95,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I’m also interested in your 1 X 10 but still got front mech on system 🙂

  • MY95

    Member
    27 January 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks lads, been researching the last week before I switched to the 1x setup. First ride out on it this afternoon since switching last night.

    Is a 1×9 using a 32T Front Superstar Narrow Wide Chainring, with an 11-32T on the back, is great for everything although you have to work on the steep hills at times and find you could do with a higher gear, but looks so much cleaner and just more reliable etc.

    Yes left the front mech and shifter on, left the front mech/shifter in the 3rd/top gear and it sits perfectly with the chain in the middle.

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    28 January 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks lads, been researching the last week before I switched to the 1x setup. First ride out on it this afternoon since switching last night.

    Is a 1×9 using a 32T Front Superstar Narrow Wide Chainring, with an 11-32T on the back, is great for everything although you have to work on the steep hills at times and find you could do with a higher gear, but looks so much cleaner and just more reliable etc.

    Yes left the front mech and shifter on, left the front mech/shifter in the 3rd/top gear and it sits perfectly with the chain in the middle.

    The first thing I did when I went from 3 X 10 to my current 1 X 10 was remove the front mech, shifter, & cable.

    I’m not familiar with the sram mech’s … do they have a clutch ?

    If not, it may be a good idea to get an XT rear mech with clutch, that way you won’t need the front mech as a chain guide, because you won’t get any dropped chains, and you will save a fair bit of weight too 🙂

    Iv’e not had one so far with my RaceFace n/w chainring and xt clutch rear mech, and I have hammered the trails since I upgraded.

  • MY95

    Member
    28 January 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Ah nice one, I’m running a 9 speed setup at the moment, in which no RD’s have clutches.

    Going to upgrade to 10 speed eventually! Buying a new seat as its a bit worse for wear, a chainslap/stay protector, and some mudguards next.

  • MPX309

    Member
    28 January 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Make sure you switch your shifter too to Shimano if you get a Shimano RD

  • Threevok

    Member
    29 January 2016 at 9:21 am

    and some mudguards next.

    Excellent Idea

    Mudguards are useful and cool

    Don’t let people here – tell you any different

    Embrace you inner Mudger 😉

  • KTM540

    Member
    29 January 2016 at 4:55 pm

    and some mudguards next.

    Excellent Idea

    Mudguards are ugly and gay

    Don’t let people here – tell you any different

    Embrace you inner homo 😉

    😉

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