I like the 1x9 setup on my 80mm HT, but I am not interested in doing on my 130mm FS, where standing and pedaling is pretty inefficient. I don't use my granny much, but sometimes it it very useful, IMO. Particularly on very long rides. On the hardtail, I can get by fine without a small ring, as standing to push the higher gears works pretty well. Plus, I tend to ride the HT when I want to hit it hard on a shorter ride.rayray2316 said:Anybody use this style of gearing? If so what are the advantages ? Im thinking of trying it on my 06 heckler. If you do use this gearing, what is the front gear you use and what kind of guide are you using?