3x9 to 1x11 Trek x-cal 7 in Mechanics' Lounge. The 8.5 mm bolts I have are a tad long. After wrecking my 9 speed derailleur, I would like to upgrade to Shimano's XT M8000 1X11. Right now it has a 3x9 setup which is ridiculous. 4. So far I've ordered an 11 speed cassette, and I'm accumulating the rest of the drivetrain. Single chainring transmission set-ups are now common-place and with 11 speed at lower prices we take a look at how cheap you can go. Close. Original Poster. These modifications may compromise the shift quality in some cases but the total gear range can equal some 1x11 setups. The number after the `x` is the number of cogs on your rear wheel, the latest tech is at 11 cogs, for example 1x10 is a Yesterdsay I tried to change a RF narrow wide 30T chainring (with built in spacers) to a 32 on my Shimano 3x9 XT cranks and found I need either of the above options to properly thight the chainring. Posted: Jul 4, 2017 at 17:25 Quote: I'm currently riding a trek xcal 7 2016 model with a 3x9 - I'd like to convert to a 1x11 Ask Question Asked 1 year, 6 months ago. Discussion. Posted by 3 years ago. To make the climbing easier on a 1x11 you will find a larger "big" ring on the rear cassette for the 11th ring allowing you to still have that "granny gear" for those steeper climbs. 1,020 posts. Converting from 3x9 to 1x. Converting to 1x11 SRAM drivetrain with 8/9/10-speed HG Freehub. Archived. With our Drop-Stop chainrings, RoadLinks and GoatLinks, you can achieve this efficient drivetrain setup on your bike. So let’s take a look at what’s involved in ditching your chainrings and how to perform a tidy 1X conversion on your older multi-ring steed. Start by removing your chain. I bought some on-line to convert a Shimano SLX 3x9 crank to single-ring and was able to reuse the original crank bolts (from the middle ring). I currently have a 2014 kona precept DL (specs can be found here) that I am looking to convert to a 1x setup with a bashguard. What is a 1 x drivetrain and why should you do it?A 1x drivetrain can be 1x9, 1x10 or 1x11. You'd save a bit of cash by going 1x11 rather than 12, the cassette will fit on your existing wheel hub and the parts are a bit cheaper too. hab1966. Gears: going from 3x9 to 1x11. The simplicity and effectiveness of a one-by drivetrain, which refers to a single front chainring with multiple sprockets and a rear derailleur, has many people converting their multi-chainring setups. Reply Reply Author. SRAM were early pioneers of eleven speed, and we instantly fell for the silence, wide gear range, and great chain retention (even without a guide) and this kit soon earned a place in the Dirt 100 – as it does again this year. I agree this is a lot if work but if you're up for it why not? 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