August 28, 2020 at 10:22 #503965
i recently made a 1×9 conversion.
current setup is 11-34 hg200 cassette, aftermarket n/w 34t ring deore shifter and xt rear derailleur.
my next goal is to replace the rear derailleur to a clutched one because of the chain movment, and on the same way maybe to upgrade the cassette to benefit lower gears.but also dont want to spend to much $$.
my options are this (lower cost to higher)
1) replace to 9 speed MicroShift clutched derailleur
2) replace to 9 speed MicroShift clutched derailleur and replacing to a Sunrace 9 speed 11-40t cassette
3) getting a m6000 groupset from aliexpress with sunrace 11-46t cassette
4) getting the new M5100 groupset with shimano 11-42t cassette
i am pretty new to MTB’s and every advice will be grateful.
August 28, 2020 at 14:19 #504054
If you’re going to go to all that trouble, you might as well just get a whole new drivetrain. I like the new Shimano M5100 Deore 1×11 with an 11-51 cassette. That way you will get some serious range; 464%. You can get a complete kit (chain, derailleur, shifter, 11-51 cassette) for $165 on ebay.
August 28, 2020 at 17:05 #504082
The microshift upgrade does not need to be expensive. I went with the 8 speed with clutch. It is 12-42 and all steel. It is under $100. And cheaper if you have cable housing and chain already.
I think the new 9 speed stuff has 11-46 cassette. That gets my vote.
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