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Old 03-30-23, 09:04 PM
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9spd drivetrain

Hi my friend bought a mtb new to him and it needs a new 19 system not boost whats a good not so expensive and i dont want a cheap product the crank length is 170mm tia.

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What are they looking for in the system and why 9 speed? If they have certain parts already what parts do they have and if they don't have any parts, why 9 speed again? 9 speed is getting quite old now, the old stuff being still quite functional but new stuff going further down in quality and not being worth much. I would go at least 10 speed or get some Shimano Cues and get a really nice quality budget groupset that is more modern and compatible with modern parts.
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Hi my friend bought a mtb new to him and it needs a new 19 system not boost whats a good not so expensive and i dont want a cheap product the crank length is 170mm tia.
Alivio M3100 is the latest 9s from Shimano (unless you go with Cues U4000). The Alivio has Shadow, but not Shadow+ so you'd want a front chain guide on a mountain bike.
As veganbikes stated, more info is needed here.

Edit: this was 9s upgrade for my Nishiki. It wasn't very expensive, and a good fit for "that" bike.
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Originally Posted by whydoibike93 View Post
Hi my friend bought a mtb new to him and it needs a new 19 system not boost whats a good not so expensive and i dont want a cheap product the crank length is 170mm tia.
If you are starting from scratch, why 9 speed?

There are reasonably priced 10 and 11 speed drivetrains with better range.

What is on there now? Some of it may be reusable (like the cranks).
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He doesn't have the money to upgrade to a 10-11spd the bike shop said he needed a whole new drive train and idk what he has for cranks he has not told me.
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He doesn't have the money to upgrade to a 10-11spd the bike shop said he needed a whole new drive train and idk what he has for cranks he has not told me.
maybe the mechanic didn't want to get his hands dirty.
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Honestly, if he is serious about riding, do a full season on the 9spd. Don't jump the gun thinking the latest and greatest is the way to go. My 9 spd from a bunch of years ago is rock solid as is.
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I told him to stickmwith 9spd for a season and I was going to buy him Microsoft advent cassette shifter and derailleur
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If he needs a whole new drivetrain anyway, he is not saving much be going 9 over 10 or 11. There are affordable 10 and 11 sp options.
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I told him to stickmwith 9spd for a season and I was going to buy him Microsoft advent cassette shifter and derailleur
If you are going 9 speed, the MS Advent is a good way to go IMO.
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I like ms I have the mezzo shifters on my mtb
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