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    Question about SS to 1x9

    I have an 09' Gary Fisher Rig that I absolutely love. My dept at work is trying to talk me into racing my fat ass this year so I am contemplating converting to 1x9. Stock SS works fine for my riding but not sure how it will be for racing. I have an eccentric BB so if I switch to 1x9 do I end up with a different BB? Only reason I ask is because I am assuming the rear derailleur makes up for the chain tension? I am no mechanic and really don't know a whole lot about this stuff so that is why I am asking. I do have a LBS I am loyal to so I can always ask them but figured I'd ask here too. I am very tempted to just leave it as is, but at 300lbs I'm thinking I could use all the help I can get!

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    You don't need a new BB to go 1 X 9.
    You will need:
    -R DER hanger
    -R DER
    -new chain
    -cassette
    -new hub or complete wheel.

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    Shifter, cable, cable housing

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    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Shifter, cable, cable housing
    Wow. I feel like I'm a stoner all over again. Thanks for filling in the list of necessary items.

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    And potentially some sort of guard n the inside of the chainring to stop chain drop, like an n-gear jump stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    And potentially some sort of guard n the inside of the chainring to stop chain drop, like an n-gear jump stop.
    Actually no worries there. The Rig's crankset comes with an inner guide-plate as well as the outer. Should work fine with a multi-speed rear. It's a double-sided bash-guard that is not really necesarry for single-speed, but which works awesomely for 1X9.

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