read the review of the AM1 in AMB from a few issues back, same frame with lower end spec
good all rounder but as the man says, depends on who's riding it, what your terrain is like, what your group of riders is on, etc, etc
right part but
you would be better getting the 135x10 DT tool-less throughbolt system
fits 'standard' 135mmm QR rear,
you'd still need the correct axle sleave
which unfortunately i can't find on CRC
picture may not be the 135 version, just grabbed it of google, but you'll get the idea
'best' is enirely subjective
Tioga Spyder Twin Tail, light cheap and suprisingly comfortable
about 140g, $60-$70 on flea bay
in related news.....
i use a full 10 speed set up, but use a 9 speed split link, the 10 speed ones are IMPOSSIBLE to undo without a tool
(no dwarves/midgets/small persons were harmed in this experiment)
for 68/73 you set them up as 73 whatever your bb width
the only difference is that if you are running a 68mm shell you will have 2 spacers on the drive side and 1 spacer on the non drive
if you are using a bb mount guide or front mech then it'll replace one of the spacers
if you are running...
unusual combo, there will be a huge amount of duplication
XO/XX generally run 26/39 or 28/42 (i ran a 28/39 set up for a while)
i don't think the standard spiders on X0/XX will run less than 38t on the outer
there are after market options though, Home Brewed, Wolf Tooth, etc
nice bike, did you read the review in AMB...........?
been thinking same re. 40t cassette sprocket, flea bay, about 200 plus