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3x9 to 1x11

daffdaff Posts: 81
edited April 2016 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi

I'll shortly be getting a new Giant Stance - I'm really looking forward to it

Only downside though, is that it comes standard with a 3x9 drivetrain.

My current Bizango has a 2x10 and I'm really interested in going down a 1x11

If I wanted to do a "cheaper" 1x11 would I need just the following:

New 11 speed shifer (SLX @ £25)
New Cassette (XT 11 speed at £51)
New Deraileur (XT long cage at £52)
New chain (£20)

Some form of new chain ring (not sure yet)

Am I on the right track?

Thanks

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    You wouldn't need a long cage.
    Right track, however I'd do at least the gear inner (which will be damaged where pinched) as well.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    Shifter may well come with a new inner cable fitted, Id go with the medium mech though im running a long an it is constantly being dragged through the mud.
    Chainring size have a think about what you ride something between a 30T an 34T will cover most bases
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,238
    Suggest a NW chain ring for retention - up to £30 and maybe a bash guard too - better off with a metal one and get a 36/38 T bash just in case you want to go to a 38 or 36 T chainring.. Obviously red dust caps are essential.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • daffdaff Posts: 81
    That's brilliant, thanks.

    One more question, I see that the middle ring of the crank set is a 30t, could I use this with a chain retention device instead of a dedicated n/weather-radar ring? Might save a few £'s
  • kickaxekickaxe Posts: 446
    daff wrote:
    That's brilliant, thanks.

    One more question, I see that the middle ring of the crank set is a 30t, could I use this with a chain retention device instead of a dedicated n/weather-radar ring? Might save a few £'s

    Yeah weather radar stations can cost quite a bit these days.

    Jk, You could, but it would be heavier and in general a chain guide costs at least as much as a new chainring

    --> Just get a new ring
    -Cube Acid 29" 2013
    -A new Giant Trance 3 2015!
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