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So I decided to convert my 2014 Trek Slash8 650B to a 1x10 drivetrain. I went with Wolftooth over oneup only cause of the color choices. What I needed for the conversion was one Wolftooth 42 Cog, a Wolftooth narrow wide 104 bdc 32T chainring, RaceFace bash guard light and a Shimano XT m771 rear cassette. I needed the XT cassette because the Shimano HG62 11-36 10 speed that comes with the Slash 8 does not have a removable 17t cog on the cassette. So here we go, the images will show you the step by step install.

Step #1 The goods.
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OE RaceFace ride Crank and Turbine outer chainring setup 36/22 setup.
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Rear Shimano HG62 11-36 10 speed setup.
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Crankshaft of and ready for tear down.
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Crankshaft torn down and ready for new parts.
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RaceFace Bash guard and Wolftooth 32T Narrow Wide chainring.
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The new goods installed.
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The front derailer & chainguide removed.

The new setup back on the bike.
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Wolftooth 42T Cog.
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The Wolftooth Cog and the 17T & washer removed.
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The Wolftooth 42T Cog installed. (Loves those industry nine Enduro Wheels).
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The XT Cassette installed.
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The new setup back on the bike.
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Now some Shimano rear derailers will need the longer set screw to push down the derailer. Without any adjustments from the OE setup I could shift from 11-36 no problem, but once it jumped into the 42T Cog, the cog and the upper derailer guide wheel were colliding. So I simply screwed the OE screw all the way in and it fixed the issues, now on some older bikes you may need the longer screw, which can be purchased separately from Wolftooth.
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Overall setup on the 42T Cog. I may need to add a chain link onto the chain, seems like the angle of the rear derailer is too far forward.
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Closer view on the rear end.
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The overall setup on the 11T.
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Handle Bar setup. I got the new RaceFace SixC 35mm Carbon bars @ 800mm wide and the New RaceFace Atlas 35mmx50mm Stem.
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Close up on the left hand side setup.
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Overall view of the bike with the new 1x10 setup.

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I didn't have enough time to take it out for a ride, but shifts throughout the gears smoothly all the way up on the 42T Cog. Hope to get out in the next few days for a spin on the new setup. But so far I am happy with the overall look and ride, this is one sweet bike.

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looks sharp all over!! I too wonder about the RD and its position when on 32/42 but if it functions well then go with it unless an issue arises.
 

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On the first ride, everything actually held up very well. Chain stayed on the chainring because of the Narrow Wide and the read derailer while in the 42T cog shifted quite well. The angle of the rear derailer didn't show any issues at all. So far I am happy with the setup. Now I just need to re-adjust my derailer cable, i needed to adjust it before the conversion anyways.
 
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