i'm guessing a few of you have 29ers with 1x10 set ups. my current 29er is still 2x10 with the smallest cog being a 22 (with 36 being largest on back as per normal). i'm in this combination for maybe 10% of any given ride, give or take. at times i really feel like i need this gearing.
i'm thinking of a new frame, which would be dedicated 1x. the std set up seems to be 30 on the front and 42 back. checked it out on bikecalc.com and i might have to really HTFU to run this combo…
22x36=17.7 gear inches vs 30x42=20.7
anyone go from one to the other and is it much of a diff? i'm thinking those 3 inches might be substantial on a long ride. guess i could go girlyman and run a 28, aye carumba… (28x42=19.5)