Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review

The Microshift Advent 1×9 groupset is a really nice and affordable 1X option.  I just purchased a Giant Talon 2 mountain bike that came with this group.  I wanted to try out a 1X since it’s one of the things all the modern mountain bikes have.  So far, I’m really happy with it.  I use my Talon strictly for trails and have not missed a front derailer at all.    The 11x42t cassette provides a great range and shifts beautifully.  I’ve had no chain drops or any issues really.

I have the Advent 1×9 rear derailleur with clutch, trail trigger shifter, and the 11x42t 9 speed cassette.   Everything looks like real nice quality.  I’ve never had a clutch derailleur before, but it seems neat, and you can turn it on and off.  Check it out:

I decided not to clean things up before taking the pictures because well, it’s a mountain bike.  And the group works great even with some dirt.  Microshift has lots of great info out there for the group including a very helpful installation video. 

Installation Instructions
Parts Diagram

I like the shifter, but it is taking some getting used to.  Instead of having a push and a pull trigger, it’s push for both.  Works great but does take a bit of getting used to. 

You get all this and at a really nice price.  A really good option to convert a bike to a 1X.  Get yours today on Amazon:

Microshift Advent Rear Derailleur – 9 Speed, Long Cage, Black, with Clutch – AMAZON

Microshift Advent Cassette – 9 Speed, 11-42t, Black, ED Coated – AMAZON

4 thoughts on “Microshift Advent 9 Speed Groupset Review

  1. But… 9 gears isn’t many to span an 11-42 range. In my own area I could really use a bigger range because of the hard climbs but for my winter bike, when I won’t climb the hardest ones, this could be good. I’ll check out the price before I buy new parts for the 3X10 that is worn out.
    Andrew.

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