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i love running 1x9 but was wanting just one extra gear for climbing. was running 11-34T.

well, after doing some reading several folks say that a 12-36T (made for 29er) would not work with my frame/derailleur.

so far so good. works perfectly. now i'm just waiting for a higher quality cassette to come out since this one isn't very light.

figured others that run 1x9 may want to give it a shot as well...

 

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Nice, what der are you using?

I am installing a g2 tomorrow... waiting for the hex anchor bits I am going to use to keep it in place. Can't wait to ride w/o dropping the chain.
 

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i have an XT - long cage. the medium cage wasn't available when i needed and it and i ran out of patience. it shifts perfect into both 36 and 12.
 

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i have this cassette on my niner wfo 9 a 29er with hammerschmidt... so how do you like it, on the up hill is it noticeable compared to what you had before? does it help you on the narly stuff? the only thing you gotta be careful with the aluminum cage on your hubs, the extra torque is known to gouge them...
 

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i really do like it. i went on a trip to TN a month ago and changed to this cassette just before the trip. i don't have to climb much being in FL but wanted the gear for TN since i was one of only a few out of 25 not running a granny gear. i found that the 32x36 was the perfect gear for climbing and was passing folks that were in their granny gear due to the fact they were spinning at such a higher rpm.
 

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Are you running a 32 up front? How's the top end? My HD is set up 1x9 with a 32 up front and 11-34 in back and I don't think I would want to lose my 11t, it spins out too quickly as is. I'm waiting for a 10 speed 11-36 next year so I can put a 34 up front for more top end with the same "granny." I do most of my climbing in the 32-32 and save the 34 for the steep stuff...
 

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Thanks for the info! I am also running 32T front and would not want to lose the 11T cog. I have the 11-32 cassette and would like to try the 11-34.

What do you think of the 32-34 combo for climbing gear??
 

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Darty, is the 36 out back anywhere close to a "granny" gear? Thinking about the 1x10 (11/36 from Sram). Don't want to be killing myself on the climbs.
 

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I've also made the switch to a 1x9 on my SL. I don't think i will ever go back to a frnt derailer. No more chain suck, less noise, less maintanence, better leg conditioning, etc etc.
Any how I was also considering a 11/36 in the rear. The extra 2 teeth on the larger cog will help with some long distance climbs. I'm considering the 11/36 XX but it's still quite expensive. Maybe after Simano gets well into the 10 spd game the prices will come down some.
I can stomach the derailer and shifter prices but not the rear cassette prices. :madmax:

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Just picked up 34 for the front and trying to decide what to run in the back. Any guess when shimano will release a 11/36? Also interested in what people think about 34-32 vs. 34-34 for a climbing gear. Are the extra two teeth and worth the wait to run 1x10? Thanks.
 

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32-32 has been ok for me so far, but I have not had to make any long steep climbs. I have made some very steep, short technical ones without issue. Its the long ones that scare me still!
 
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