I have to echo the suggestion to read the various threads that already exist. The conclusion I came to was that everybody has their own unique requirements that will (should) lead them to the best setup for them.and that may be different than what works for others.BruceBrown said:Oodles of threads on this if you use the search function...:thumbsup:
Thanks Jeffjeffj said:I have to echo the suggestion to read the various threads that already exist. The conclusion I came to was that everybody has their own unique requirements that will (should) lead them to the best setup for them.and that may be different than what works for others.
There are simply too many variable factors at play to come to a conclusion that any one setup is best without taking a particular rider's situation into consideration. If you want well considered responses, you'll have to divulge some details about yourself, your bike, the type of riding you want to do.and of couse, your budget. Otherwise, all you'll get are people telling you to get what they have. You'll probably still get that, but they may at least be able justify it with solid reasoning.
I think my 2x9 setup works wonderfully, but I wouldn't recommend it to you without knowing more about your situation.
Cool, I can work a little with that Fellow clyde here as well (270lbs) and I can be hard on chainrings and cassettes.Lilkev said:Thanks Jeff
Point well made. I geuss what I'm really looking for is which company has more available in terms of chain rings. I had wanted to go w/ Shimano Xt's but they seem limited on chain rings. I'm currently steering towrds Race Face but not sure if I want to go w/ the XC or AM lineup.
Problem is I'm a Clydesdale @ 245lbs and I break a lot of stuff. Durrability counts for more than weight savings.