Someone just stole my 29" singlespeed, so I'm building up a new bike. I liked the simplicity of the singlespeed, but with this new bike, I want some gears. Seems like a 1x9 setup will be the best of both worlds.
I'm curious as to exactly what components will work with this setup. I'm looking at the race face evolve ss crankset, an 11x32 rear cassette, and a Shimano LX M581 rear derailer. All on a Zion 737 frame. I've read that chain rub is a big problem with the 1x9 setup, but can't tell how much of a problem it is.
Can anyone give me any advice on this drivetrain setup, or my choice of components?