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Loosing some gears

RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
edited June 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I am thinking that 10 speed is pointless & stupid on my DH bike, I'm shifting at least two ratios every time as the ratio's are too close. I would rather have 6 or 7 gears over the same range but with more gap between the ratio's.
I'm thinking I could get a larger range cassette and set the stop screws to block the 3 or 4 largest rings and maybe even take them off the cassette.
Will this work?

Set up:
SRAM X0 DH rear mech
SRAM X9 shifter
SRAM PG-1070, 11-26t, 10-Speed cassette

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Yes.

    Often done. In fact hope are doing a 6spd cassette IIRC.

    Would not bother using a 10spd base.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Thats the components I have already got so I want to just change the cassette to a larger range one & block out some ratios.
    Can you still get good 6 speed DH rear mechs?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Just use what you have.

    Stip and put together with spacers. Set stop go ride.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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