Newbie with a Boardman Comp 2013 with various upgrades.
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MY95



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:20 pm    Post subject: Newbie with a Boardman Comp 2013 with various upgrades. Reply with quote

Hi All

New to the forum, but have been hitting trails/trail centres for a few years now.

Bike Spec:

Fork: Suntour Epicon LOD 120mm
Front Shifter: SRAM X5
Front Derailleur: SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7
Front Brakes: Shimano Deore M615 160mm
Rear Brakes: Avid Elixir 1 160mm
Crankset: FSA Alpha Drive 175mm
Cassette: Shimano Alivio HG300 11x32T
Chain: Shimano Deore HG53 9 Speed
BB: FSA Powerdrive BB30
Wheels: Pacenti DL31 with Conti MK 2 2.2 (Very good at taking hits but weigh a tonne!)
Setup: Superstar Narrow Wide 32T 1x9 (from 3x9)

From Newcastle/Durham area but go to Glentress and do the red quite regularly, and have done most of the trail centres in the UK and all of the red/black 7stanes.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how you've switched to 1x, But kept your FD there, as maybe a chainguide? . . . haha Laughing

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Nik Gnashers



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi MY95,
Welcome to the forum.
I'm also interested in your 1 X 10 but still got front mech on system Smile

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MY95



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks lads, been researching the last week before I switched to the 1x setup. First ride out on it this afternoon since switching last night.

Is a 1x9 using a 32T Front Superstar Narrow Wide Chainring, with an 11-32T on the back, is great for everything although you have to work on the steep hills at times and find you could do with a higher gear, but looks so much cleaner and just more reliable etc.

Yes left the front mech and shifter on, left the front mech/shifter in the 3rd/top gear and it sits perfectly with the chain in the middle.
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Nik Gnashers



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MY95 wrote:
Thanks lads, been researching the last week before I switched to the 1x setup. First ride out on it this afternoon since switching last night.

Is a 1x9 using a 32T Front Superstar Narrow Wide Chainring, with an 11-32T on the back, is great for everything although you have to work on the steep hills at times and find you could do with a higher gear, but looks so much cleaner and just more reliable etc.

Yes left the front mech and shifter on, left the front mech/shifter in the 3rd/top gear and it sits perfectly with the chain in the middle.



The first thing I did when I went from 3 X 10 to my current 1 X 10 was remove the front mech, shifter, & cable.
I'm not familiar with the sram mech's ... do they have a clutch ?
If not, it may be a good idea to get an XT rear mech with clutch, that way you won't need the front mech as a chain guide, because you won't get any dropped chains, and you will save a fair bit of weight too Smile
Iv'e not had one so far with my RaceFace n/w chainring and xt clutch rear mech, and I have hammered the trails since I upgraded.

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MY95



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah nice one, I'm running a 9 speed setup at the moment, in which no RD's have clutches.
Going to upgrade to 10 speed eventually! Buying a new seat as its a bit worse for wear, a chainslap/stay protector, and some mudguards next.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you switch your shifter too to Shimano if you get a Shimano RD
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MY95 wrote:
and some mudguards next.


Excellent Idea

Mudguards are useful and cool

Don't let people here - tell you any different

Embrace you inner Mudger Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threevok wrote:
MY95 wrote:
and some mudguards next.


Excellent Idea

Mudguards are ugly and gay

Don't let people here - tell you any different

Embrace you inner homo Wink



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