I just got my first mountain bike! A simple khs Aguila hardtail. I’m super excited for the spring and to let it loose!
I’m doing a deep clean/overhaul on it and I was wondering your opinion on something.
It’s a 3x9 currently… what are your thoughts on on a 1x9 setup? Is that too few gears? I like the concept of a super simple bike but don’t want to be limited just because 1x’s are cooler haha
My rear cassette is 11-34and for front chainrings I have a 30 or 32 chainring available.
Also would a narrow/wide essential or can I get away with a “normal” middle ring of a 3x?
Also I know just running the bike as is without changing out of the middle ring makes sense to determine if it’s all the gears I need. Unfortunately I can’t get the full range of the rear cassette without a lot of rubbing.
Anyway any thoughts or opinions are appreciated!