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Old 04-02-13, 07:46 AM   #1
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How To Build A 1x9, 1x10, 1x11 Drivetrain For Your Mountain Bike



I've put together an easy to follow guide on how to build a mountain bike 1X drivetrain. The guide features information on what products you need for a 1X drivetrain and how you should select them.

I've included as many Made In The USA parts as I could find as well.

How To Build A Mountain Bike 1X Drivetrain Made Easy - 1x9 1x10 1x11
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Old 04-02-13, 09:22 AM   #2
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Nice post, good info! That Blackbox RD is gorgeous. I didn't know there was such a variety.
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Old 04-02-13, 07:43 PM   #3
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Well, the only 11 speed mtb group outthereis already 1x11(Sram XXI) and that doesn't even need a chain guide. Will be interesting to see how race face's wide/narrow chainrings fare.
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Well, the only 11 speed mtb group outthereis already 1x11(Sram XXI) and that doesn't even need a chain guide. Will be interesting to see how race face's wide/narrow chainrings fare.
I'm betting it'll work. But...not as well as the SRAM one with the chain shaped to match. I'm waiting on the Wolftooth ones to try on my 88mm BCD XTR crank, and a 30T for my splined SRAM crank. I plan to still run an upper guide, just for piece of mind. Plus, I'm thinking when things start to wear a bit, you'll then be prone to having some slippage/droppage. They and other aftermarkeket companies are all over this.

Running all three bikes now without lower guides, top only and bash protection only on two. Working well, so far... I'm thinking to really only toss the lower roller bits onto the big bike when heading to lift terrain. Haven't really needed it on the local stuff so far, since sticking a clutch rear mech on the bike. IMO, that is key to getting these rings to work well, not just the teeth - just can't see them working as well without a clutch rear mech, particularly on "rowdy" terrain.
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I'm betting it'll work. But...not as well as the SRAM one with the chain shaped to match. I'm waiting on the Wolftooth ones to try on my 88mm BCD XTR crank, and a 30T for my splined SRAM crank. I plan to still run an upper guide, just for piece of mind. Plus, I'm thinking when things start to wear a bit, you'll then be prone to having some slippage/droppage. They and other aftermarkeket companies are all over this.

Running all three bikes now without lower guides, top only and bash protection only on two. Working well, so far... I'm thinking to really only toss the lower roller bits onto the big bike when heading to lift terrain. Haven't really needed it on the local stuff so far, since sticking a clutch rear mech on the bike. IMO, that is key to getting these rings to work well, not just the teeth - just can't see them working as well without a clutch rear mech, particularly on "rowdy" terrain.
Would we even be talking about this if there weren't clutch rear mech's? The sram one probably will work better than the race face one, they did do the development of it mated with the specific chain.
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Would we even be talking about this if there weren't clutch rear mech's? The sram one probably will work better than the race face one, they did do the development of it mated with the specific chain.

Of course we wouldn't, and of course it will.

I've read a few threads here and there of people wanting to use these rings with non-clutch setups. It'll work, and surely help, but obviously not as good as the full meal deal.

If I hadn't already swapped, would still try the rings with the idea of grabbing a clutch derailleur when the current one on the bike goes belly-up.
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i will have to look into these clutch type RDs.. i run a 1x7 without a chain guide and rough terrain can make me lose my chain if i don't keep tension on the chainring
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Nice thread, thanks for sharing.
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