I just purchased a 2001 Giant NRS3 although I am enjoying it, it is having troubles bouncing back and forth between gears at times, so I am working on purchasing what I need to swap it to 1x10. Right now my range is 0.6875 to 4 my old hybrid was 0.8571 to 3.8181. With a 34t chainring and 11-36t I get 0.9444 to 3.0909 . With a 36t chainring and 11-36t I get 1 to 3.2727 . If I could get even a 10t cog my range could be 0.9444 to 3.4 with 34t chaingring or 1 to 3.6 with a 36t chainring If I could get a 9t cog it would open up to even better ratios allowing me to have more versatility between mountain riding and touring on roads doing long distance rides. Am I worried too much about the ratio loss from 3.8181 down to 3.2727 or 3.0909?