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old codgerold codger Posts: 186
edited March 2017 in MTB general
Hello,
I have a Carbon Stmpjumper with a 3 x 10 SRAM groupset on,and i am trying to customise it to my type/style of riding.
Up to now i have put a straight through cassette on and i only use the middle ring and i would like XT brakes.
So my dilemma is do i buy a Shimano 1 x 10/11 groupset and completely change everything or do i get a new bike tailored to my style of riding,which is hard trails,canal towpaths and general out and about in the countryside.
Also within my customising are there any wheels that are lightweight that don't cost the earth.

Thanks for looking.

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  • Couldn't you just fit a narrow/wide chainring to replace your your middle ring and go 1x?
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  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Sounds like you'd be better off keeping the 3x if you are doing long flat rides and XC, will give you the spread of gears that you need.

    A 29er would probably be best suited with a 2x drive train.
  • BojangleBojangle Posts: 63
    JGTR wrote:
    Sounds like you'd be better off keeping the 3x if you are doing long flat rides and XC, will give you the spread of gears that you need.

    A 29er would probably be best suited with a 2x drive train.

    I agree.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    Yes - get a Bizango from Halfords or even a Hybrid such as a Boardman MX. With the former sort the wheels by changing the tyres and maybe consider 1* 10 which is an easy modification.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,713
    old codger wrote:
    Up to now i have put a straight through cassette on ...

    What is a 'straight through cassette'?
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  • old codgerold codger Posts: 186
    The ratio i have opted for on my "Straight through" cassette is
    11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 and 21
    Probably my road habits showing through but its what i'm used to,i don't like big jumps between gears when changing up or down.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    JBA wrote:
    old codger wrote:
    Up to now i have put a straight through cassette on ...

    What is a 'straight through cassette'?
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  • old codgerold codger Posts: 186
    ???????
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    What is a 'straight through' cassette?

    No one seems to know except you.
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  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    I know what it is but am certainly not revealing.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I have an idea but...

    It might be something new and revolutionary.
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  • old codgerold codger Posts: 186
    I thought i had showed it earlier,but it is where the difference in the sprockets only jump by one tooth at a time with the exception of the last one on my set up.Modern day cassettes seem to jump by 3 or 4 or even more teeth at a time.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So pretty pointless for a mountain bike.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    A road corn cob cassette then, that with 1x gearing on an MTB would be nuts.

    I run my commuter 1x with a 12/28 cassette but that on road and few hills in Warwickshire!
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