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.
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.