Sort of in the same vein...
What if I want a wide range 9 speed? Also how rigid are the maximum cassette sizes dictated by the mech?
I currently have an xt m786 10 speed running 32t on a 9 speed 11-34 cassette, driven by a 9 speed SRAM x5 shifter (1/4" thick spacer under the cable clamp on the mech to correct the actuation ratio).
When my current chain/cassette dies then I'm planning on putting a larger cassette and chainring on to improve both high and low gear ratios. The mech is rated for 36t maximum low sprocket, if it possible to easily increase this?
Hey! Thanks for posting. It's good to know there is something to ride around here and that I am not alone.
I will PM you in the next few weeks/a month when I am a little bit more settled. In the mean time I will see if there is something simple around here in Heilbronn to ride to refresh my skills.
Wow thanks for the detailed feedback! This confirms some of my concerns and also gives me a bit more to think about. I was adamant I only wanted a single ring up front. Although… what I may consider doing is keeping the 22t for trials, having a 32t narrow wide ring as well but not running a front shifter. I could also them gift for a more conservative cassette range of say 36t to 11t.
Zee derailleurs are kicking around on eBay but as you say seem to be just the DH configuration. I’ll see what I can source and report back on progress.
Thanks again! It’s super helpful
I have been considering a dropper post, I run a 170mm dropper on my enduro bike, even at that length though (which is long) it wouldn’t be enough to get up to optimum riding height if at the lowest point in the clamp. It’s does have a lovely Thompson seat post mind