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    1x9 drivetrains

    Hey guys it seems these days running a 1x9 drivetrain on a XC bike is gaining popularity. I've built myself a nice weight weeny bike over the winter with a 1x9 drivetrain, but have yet to give it an honest go on some trails.

    My rational for doing this is that I never use my granny and I'm in my big ring for like a minute down a big hill, and better off just coasting and pumping. Losing the shifter, derailleur, cables and rings seems like a good weight trade off for pushing big gears up the steeps.

    Is anyone else running this setup? What are your thoughts?

    Paul,

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    Been running this setup since 98. It does seem to be growing in popularity lately. I can't figure out why it took everyone so long to catch on.

    Besides the weight benefit, when using a chainguide, 1xX increases driveline security and quiets things down a lot. I have to push every now and then but that's no big deal - the tradeoff is worth it imo.

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    I have too many climbs around here where a granny is needed so it's not an option for me. I have 1x9s on a couple of bikes but they usually only go downhill.

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