I'm putting together a bike I bought a shimano Crank that has all 3 rings already on it and trying to decide on whether just to buy a bash gaurd and making it a 1X9 ..............or make it a 27spd with a front derailuer. What do you think?
If I am going to have all the weight up there, then I would rather have the triple and the advantage of mashing the big ring. In fact, for round here, I would just pull off the granny and keep it a 2 x 9, a big ring and the middle.
BUT, if its easier, 1 x 9 is fun too, I had a 1 x 7 at one point and that thing hammered.
So, ya, I say go 2 x 9 and beat me to the punch.