Sort of had a weird plan to upgrade this bike, then eventually upgrade to a full suspension frame and move all the components too it. Anyway, are there any 50-10t 11spd cassettes? Or can I 'mix and match' cogs to make one?I would first ask yourself if a bike that came with a Tourney crankset is worth investing a fancy new 1x12 drivetrain on. There are less expensive 1x11 options or you can DIY 1x10 or 1x9. Or maybe ride what you have for a while and plan a head for new bike time in the future.
A 39t chainring is pretty big for anything but flat ground or pavement use. Also, chainrings on a 1x drivetrain need to have an EVEN number of teeth and. Narrow-wide profile.
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To get a 10t small cog, you are going to need an XD driver for SRAM or a microspline for Shimano. And that's going to probably require a new hub/rear wheel, which is probably not going to be available in the axle format that you have.Sort of had a weird plan to upgrade this bike, then eventually upgrade to a full suspension frame and move all the components too it. Anyway, are there any 50-10t 11spd cassettes? Or can I 'mix and match' cogs to make one?
It sounds like your primary focus is flat trails and high speeds?looking to upgrade from 3x7 to 1x12, I understand wheel and bottom bracket stuff, but which brand should I use? A 51/50-10t rear cassette and 39t chainring up front.
Just to clarify, not 100% true.12 speed requires a long-cage derailleur
Yeah I should have said "entry level." Which is kind of what I meant by seeing what filters down the Shimano line over the next few years.Just to clarify, not 100% true.
Shimano M9100 XTR has a medium cage derailleur option that's meant to be run as 1x on the 10-45 cassette. But only XTR. XT and SLX have 2 different long cage derailleur options. 1 is meant for 1x systems and the other is meant for 2x.
FWIW, after a few hundred miles on it, I don't think it's terribly finicky. It's been quite solid and reliable for me.
But for OP, that's beyond the scope. For his current bike, I don't think I'd go past 10spd if the drivetrain needed replacing anyway. And if the rear wheel does require a freewheel...screw that. I'd keep it as a 3x7 and just save for a new bike.
oh, no, definitely not.Yeah I should have said "entry level." Which is kind of what I meant by seeing what filters down the Shimano line over the next few years.
I just really meant to point out that 1x12 may not be the be-all, end-all for a newer rider.