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Old 01-17-15, 07:20 AM
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1X10 Sram or Shimano

So I did the 1X9 and really like it. I do need the Wolf tooth 40 in the rear though. So this is what I have and not sure which way to go. I have Sram XX shifter and rear derailure. I also just aquired LX shifters,XT rear and XT Cassette. Should I go Shimano or Sram? This should be a nice debate. The good thing about the Shimano is that I will not need to buy a new cassette. What do you think? I dont care about weight.
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Well first off a sram and shimano 10 speed cassettes are interchangeable so you can go either way without having to buy a new cassette. What isn't compatible is anything 9 speed with anything 10 speed. There is no good answer to the sram vs shimano debate.
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Originally Posted by Canker
Well first off a sram and shimano 10 speed cassettes are interchangeable so you can go either way without having to buy a new cassette. What isn't compatible is anything 9 speed with anything 10 speed. There is no good answer to the sram vs shimano debate.

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XX shifters are a bit higher end than LX shifters - i would use the better shifters, good shifters can make a lower tier rear derailleur seem like magic --- so i'd try the XX stuff with the XT cassette and the One Up or Wolf big cog ---- One up comes with a 16t cog too, take out the 15 and 17 and the replacement 16 strikes a nice balance
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I used an XTR 10 spd shifter with an SLX shadow plus rear derailleur, XT 11-36 cassette and the One Up 42 / 16 combo. I use a Race Face Narrow Wide 30t in the front.



After the first ride on that lightweight bike, I found that I don't need the 42 and put back the XT cassette in the 11-36 configuration.

Instead, I converted my All-Mountain bike to a 1x10. I figure with the extra weight, the 42 would go nicely with it. BTW, I've also installed the RADR cage on the rear derailleur.

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Nice looking scoots,

I got just too many wide open spaces with long climbs and long descents to go 1X
Had a 1x9 for a time, back on my 3X9 for good, I like to keep all my options open.

Funny things is, I only use about 8 gears overall but two are on that granny ring and two are on the big ring...
,,,,Plus my bike is a 30 pounder....
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I just went 1x9 on my surly rigid with a 30 tooth up from and a 12(or whatever)-36 cassette and also live in Wv. It isn't easy lol. I'm going to live with it for awhile but I have my eye open for cheap 10 speed parts so I can get one of the 40 or 42 tooth add on gears. Plus that 12-36 9 speed cassette is a boat anchor since they only make a low end part with that range in 9 speed.
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Update, switched to a 1X10 and it works good in the I ride. I am running a 30 up front with a Wolftooth 42 in the rear. I am surprised at how well the wolftooth cog shifts. If I were riding on the road or long fireroads I would not run the 1X10, I would stick with a 2X10.
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Update Well I have been riding this setup for sometime now. I am still running the same chain, cassette, woltooth 42 and Race Face 30 on the front. I wish I would have kept track of how many rides I did on this but I know one thing, it works great and the chain is lasting a lot longer than any I have ridden in the past, No sure if it is due to the single chainring or something else. I know I will be redoing the drivetrain soon but everything is working good except one of the smaller cogs.
The only downfall with this setup is riding on a road. I will only use the two smallest cogs.
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Originally Posted by osco53
Nice looking scoots,
I got just too many wide open spaces with long climbs and long descents to go 1X
Had a 1x9 for a time, back on my 3X9 for good, I like to keep all my options open.
Funny things is, I only use about 8 gears overall but two are on that granny ring and two are on the big ring...
,,,,Plus my bike is a 30 pounder....
Well Things change,
I got Stronger and my bike got lighter,
Now I am a 1x11 fan running the Shimano M8000 system
32T Race Face Narrow Wide up front
11-42T out back
No more chain slapping a front cage or chain stay,, so quiet I even took off my Lizard Skin.


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Has the 11 speed XT groupset including crank for $299 or without the crank for $239 kind of hard to go wrong with that. For people that have a 10 speed setup already Sunrace has 11-40/42 10 speed cassette now for cheaper than you can buy just an add on cog and less clunky.
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My 11 spd 11-42 cassette fitted my 9 speed shimano hub

Cassette $135
Cassette Is just starting to show wear on the aluminum 42T cog,, still works like new, 8 months now, I ride 6 to 8 times a month.

Derailleur with the external user adjustable clutch $120

Shimano's baked on Teflon coated chain $38
Rarely needs cleaning, so quiet and smooth shifting, NOTHING sticks to it unless I Over Lube It.

Shifter $75 and has Indexing that's second to none,,,
Race Face Narrow Wide 32T chain ring,Hardend aluminum,,no wear yet,,Fitty bucks...

$418.00,
Less my Swamp Discount of 10% at my LBS,
$376.20 plus tax
OTD 402.53,,,,,,,,,,OTD (Out The Door)
8 Months,, only one adjustment of ONE single click on the cable at the shifter... Perfection~



The Lizard skin is gone, no need at all, this drive train is silent,,Love that aspect I do...

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I have an old XTR M975 3X crank, I wonder if this chain ring would fit or do I need a different kit?

Shimano XTR 1x11sp Gear Kit Bundle | Chain Reaction Cycles
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Looks like the XTR M975 uses the standard 104 BCD chainring so I don't see why not.

"Note: 32T 104mm BCD and all 94mm BCD have offset chainline. These have built in 2mm spacers and threads. (use min. 6mm long bolts)"

If they don't come with bolts you can probably just use your current granny ring's bolts, just measure them first to make sure they are long enough.
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I have been considering the Shimano 1X11 upgrade. Really a good value. I ride a Race Face 30T narrow wide, It works great for me in western West Virginia.
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