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  1. mantispf2000

    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    I know there's a reason SRAM/Shimano/Box are the big 3 of gearing, and as much as I want to run one of these groups, I also have many projects around the house that need/must be done.

    I was reading about that small company, MicroShift, and their Advent group, and noticed they offer an 11-42 9speed cog group for a low, low investment. I figure what's the harm in trying?

    Am I that stupid, or that cheap, or a combo of both??
     
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    the obvious disclaimer is that the weight isn't as low as the shimano / sram compeitors (SLX & NX respectively, but those also cost more) but for the price it sounds like it functions really well and is very durable.
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    Its interesting, but who really knows how it works and whatnot?

    Shimano SLX or Deore is already pretty damn cheap.
     
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    pinkbike does, based on the review i posted.
     
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    I'd definitely hunt to see what I could put together in a cheap 11 speed system via eBay etc first.

    Those cassette gaps stretching 9 speed up to a 42 could get annoying.
     
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    I have been using Microshift on the Moonlander since the spring of 2013 ant they have worked well and been reliable.
     
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    One of my buddies is running that stuff. Seems to work. No complaints.
     
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    only consideration would be your derailleur. can it handle the spread? are you planning on going 1x9? are you using a long cage derailleur? (SGS vs SG)?
     
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  10. mantispf2000

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    Starting with the cassette, then will go from there. I do appreciate the input.....