Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
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My CrossCheck is a 1x9, have used 11-34 cassette with 34, 39 and currently a 44 t chain ring.
Stock CrossCheck gear range is 2.9 x, the 11-34 is almost 3.1. 44 ring and 11-34, gives a gear inch range very close to stock.
Swapped chain rings based upon tires and terrain I was riding over.
Probably next summer I'll need to replace the cassette and RD, think I'm going to use the 12-36 cassette, a 42 chain ring, XT rear deraileur and the Paul Chain keeper.
My SUV commuter is an 11-34 with 36 t chain ring - over 3000 km in 2009 on this set up. Used 11-34 SLX cassette, SLX RD with DA bar end shifter. Third eye chain watcher and Salsa ringdinger kept the chain in place - pic below.
ps- I don't race, my bikes are for utility and pleasure riding.
Last edited by martianone; 01-06-10 at 03:58 AM.