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Is it possible to install a 1×11 drivetrain on an old MTB?

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Asked by: Nikki Ellis

How do I convert my bike to 1x?


Quote from video: First. Option quite simply tape it out of the way keep it out of harm's. Way now if you're going to commit to a 1 by set up you could always push that cable to the inside of the frame.

What do I need for a 1x drivetrain?

Quote from video: No need of a front derailleur. But to get the spread of gears that you need you have a correspondingly wider spaced cassette at the back.

Is a 1x drivetrain worth it?

There are a number of advantages to 1x drivetrains. Simply put: Easier to understand and use – with only the right hand gear shifter used to shift up or down gears riders can focus on enjoying their ride rather than fretting about the complexity of their gears.

Can you upgrade your drivetrain?

Upgrading your bike’s drivetrain is a great way to extend and improve the performance or your favorite bike. However, let’s face it, ceramic bearings can cost a chunk of money. Buying a full bike upgrade will set you back $600 to $800 so I completely understand if that is not within everyone’s weekly bike parts budget.

Is 1×10 enough?

1×10 is not good, range is too small, difference in weight isn’t worth it and it’s not that cheap especially if you add things to make it better like chainguide, clutch mech, nw ring and larger cassette cog. If you want to go 1x, I’d definitely recommend SRAM because it’s the only good way to get proper range.

Why do mountain bikes only have one front sprocket?

Advantages of a Single Ring Setup



It’s lighter. One less chainring and cable and no front derailleur mean your bike weighs less. Shifting is simpler. You no longer have to worry about possibly dropping your chain when shifting between front rings.

Is 1x Good for uphill?

2x gives you a wider range and makes it easier to tackle steep climbs, while the 1x is much easier to operate and is less prone to chain drops.

Are 1x bikes slower?

When travelling at faster speeds, the higher wind drag negates the additional frictional losses resulting in the 1X drivetrain being 0.3% slower. This translates to a 14 second time penalty over 100km if using a 1X drivetrain. In other words, you have the least to lose when cycling at high speeds with a 1x drivetrain.

How do you convert a mountain bike to 1×10?

Quote from video: With inner ring removed we now need to remove the outer chain ring bolts. So got a tool here to hold the female part of the bolt the back part is often spins as you're undoing. Them.

Why are 1x drivetrains so popular?

For many riders, the advantages of a 1x soon became worth the swap. The shifting is simple, the chain falls off less, and a couple hundred grams of weight is shaved off your bike. Plus, with fewer parts, 1x drivetrains cut down on mechanical issues — and they’ll eventually be less expensive, too.

Is a 1x drivetrain fast?

Gear range of different drivetrains:



In the above example of bikes with common drivetrains, the 1X bikes top out at 47 to 48KPH in their highest gear, while a 2X or 3X bike will offer 15-20% more speed, topping out at 56 to 57KPH.

Is 1x lighter than 2x?

1x drivetrains are generally lighter than 2x or 3x drivetrains because they forgo chainrings, front derailleurs and corresponding cables. However, if you’re using a clutch-equipped rear derailleur, this component will almost always see an increase in weight over non-clutched rear derailleurs.

Is 1×10 better than 3×10?

3×10 = Most options. Some might be unnecessary depending on your fitness and terrain. 2×10 = Less options but all the gears that most people would ever want. 1×10 = You’ll have the most common gears but might suffer during climbs and/or fast flats.

Why do mountain bikes have less gears now?

So why do mountain bikes have less gears? Mountain bikes have less gears for quite a few reasons, however the primary reasons being less maintenance, lighter weight, and the need for only the quickest shifts when running into such a varied terrain.

Why are bikes sold with only one gear in front?

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How do you convert a mountain bike to 1×10?

Quote from video: With inner ring removed we now need to remove the outer chain ring bolts. So got a tool here to hold the female part of the bolt the back part is often spins as you're undoing. Them.

How do you size a 1x chain?

Quote from video: The first thing to do is to carefully wrap the chain around the largest rear sprocket in this case it's the 40.

How do you convert a triple crank to single?

Quote from video: And i'm going to show you how to convert a triple ring crank to a single ring crank. The first thing we need to do is make sure we have the proper.

What is a 1×11 drivetrain?

Simplicity – the 1×11 drivetrain has a single shifter and no front derailleur, so there’s far much less equipment to adjust, and thus becomes a bigger time-saver. There are also fewer parts that are likely to fail. We can use every gear combination – unlike the 2×11, where some gears overlap.

Is 1x Good for uphill?

2x gives you a wider range and makes it easier to tackle steep climbs, while the 1x is much easier to operate and is less prone to chain drops.

Is 1X11 enough for gravel?

1X11 for gravel. Gearing is just low enough to get up anything steep and high enough for everything except the biggest descents.