1×10 set up for a change – update 1

After a couple of 40 mile rides and numerous other smaller rides the chain only dropped once whilst travelling over extremely bumpy ground. That was probably due to forgetting to re-enable the clutch on the rear mech.

I did miss the lower gear ratios of the 2 by 10 set up on the steeper Welsh climbs at the Scott MTB marathon at Builth Wells. Although I was able to complete the ride on 34t front chain ring,  swapping it out for a 32t may have been a better choice. It will be interesting to review the recorded speed profile of the event and see if the 32t would have been more beneficial.

I think on this bike I will stay 1×10 until everything is worn out. I think I will probably consider the newly announced 1×11 Deore XT when the time comes.

1st muddy ride with the hope retainer ring and Hope T-Rex Ratio Expander Sprocket

1st muddy ride with the hope retainer ring and Hope T-Rex Ratio Expander Sprocket

After the Scott MTB Marathon at Builth Wells.

After the Scott MTB Marathon at Builth Wells.

After the Scott MTB Marathon at Builth Wells.

After the Scott MTB Marathon at Builth Wells.

 

 

 

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