Reply To: 1×11 Granny Gear Drivetrain Question


Very good point Aaron.  I currently have a 30-tooth chainring with a 11-42 cassette and it is good for riding relatively steep Montana terrain most of the time.   I occasionally don’t have as easy of granny gear as I’d like when climbing and on the other hand I also occasionally top out on speed on flatter terrain.  For me personally I like to be able to climb steep sections of trail if at all possible so I am leaning towards keeping my 30 tooth chainring and getting an 11-46 cassette.  Obviously I will sacrifice on the top end but I don’t really care about maximum speed on flat trail anyway.  I’m considering the 11-46 cassette from Box components or possibly even Sunrace.  I think I will avoid the Shimano 11-46 cassette because the final gear jump to granny is not supposed to be good.