Well winter is on the way out. I didn't get out this winter as much as I had planned. But frigid temps can have that affect. Sometimes you just get the winter blahs.
Early spring transitional time. Wet, sloppy snow and wet, sloppy mud. Not much fun to ride in. Hopefully things melt and dry up fast.
So time to make some upgrades. I found the 36 front chainring by 34 tooth rear combo not quite easy enough in the snow. I spent a lot of time in the gear and up any grade of note I would of liked a 36 rear cog instead of having to drop into the granny up front.
So time to upgrade to 10 speed. Last year I converted my Yeti Arc-X cross bike to flat bar for the summer. Went back to road bars on it this year. So I had a sweet set of Easton EC90 flat bars and EC90 Barends laying around. Also had the 10 speed shifters the bike used. So I had those moved over to my Necro. Added a XT rear mech and 11-36 10 speed cassette.
Ready to rock with less need to drop into the granny.....