Goo wrote:joetutt wrote:kvnrbrts wrote:I agree with Goo and a few others...SRAM all the way. I have had a few Shimano components in the past and never liked them. Seems too pricey for the quality of the product...but then again its just my .02...
Oh and by the way this topic will most likely win this months contest...congrats joetutt for being the first to post it up. This topic is like gas on a fire in the mountain bike world.
With all the comments here and some from a few riding buds, I'm leaning towards trying SRAM. I guess I'll never really know until I try right. My decision now is to determine what ratios. Chili suggests 1x9, but I'm leaning towards 2x10...not sure!
Oh bye the way element22 gave me the idea to post the thread.
I've ridden several different rigs set up 1x9, and you could probably get away with it in Florida no problem. I like the simplicity of it, and having a bash guard and chain retention is awesome! If you're in good shape, you could probably handle it up here in North Georgia too. Now if you were out west and riding AM/trail, I'd personally want more gears than that!
I like the idea of a bash guard too. Does the Truvativ Bashguard work with the x9 2x10 crank?