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Drive train upgrading.....

mantispf2000

Turbo Monkey
Aug 9, 2001
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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??
 

jonKranked

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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.
 

canadmos

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

Shimano SLX or Deore is already pretty damn cheap.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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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.
 
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??
I have been using Microshift on the Moonlander since the spring of 2013 ant they have worked well and been reliable.
 

slyfink

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Sep 16, 2008
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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)?
 

mantispf2000

Turbo Monkey
Aug 9, 2001
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Nevada, 2 hours from Mammoth
Starting with the cassette, then will go from there. I do appreciate the input.....


Cassette arrived, installed on wheel, started adjusting derailleur, only to find out I do need one of those hanger extenders. One's ordered, so we'll see from there.
 
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