Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ottawa Canada
Bikes: SC Heckler, Echo Pure, Giant XTC, Bianchi Strada, Fiori Modena, Norco Rampage
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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?