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1*10 questions

Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
edited June 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hi all, I'm in the process of upgrading my bike to 1*10, (drivetrain needed replacing anyway) and I have a couple of questions regarding gearing.
Currently, my bike is running 3*9, and, like many I very never/rarely use the granny or the big ring respectivley. I'm keen on 1* rather than 2*, due to the extra cost of a shifter, mech, the added weight and complexity. At the moment I have a 32t middle and 11-32 cassette. I've been thinking about putting on an 11-36 XT cassette, in case I need it for longer days. Thing is, I'm torn between 11-34/6 and also 32/4t chainring. I use my bike to ride 2 miles on road to and from work everyday, it's hilly (Scotland), and I do spin out in my middle ring. I'm pretty sorted regarding which parts I'll use (Zee (Zed) mech, Saint shifter, etc.), but this is a bit of a dilemma.

Any advice?
Cube Analog 2012 with various upgrades.

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