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In case of road bikes, back in 2012 (when question was asked), there was simply no option. There was some cyclocross setup but didn't really sell in this market. Road single chainring group set only available in 2015 by SRAM. I just switched to their 1x11 (48t 11-36) from 2x10 (50/36 11-26). Hardly miss the closer ratio of the 2x10 or top speed, which ...


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Yes, you can. You can go from higher speed chains (9 speed) down to lower number of gears (such as your 6 speed). It isn't till you hit the 11 speed chains that it becomes a pain. a 10 speed chain will fit down to a 7 (personal experience). And a 11 will fit a 10 with no problem. That said, the advantage to a 6,7,8 speed chain is that they are thicker and ...


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I have a 3x8 converted to 1x8, and the trick is to put a 48 tooth big ring with a road cassette. That is even in gear size increases otherwise it wont work. The chainring being 48t holds the chain well as over half its diameter is biting the chain. The only time I have a problem is if the chain is worn and slack, and I do a big jump in 8. The chain has ...


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The first thing to check is that your rear wheel can take a 10 speed cassette. If this is the case, then you can move to step two, which is picking compatible rear derailleurs and shifters. A 10 speed Shimano road shifter needs a 7-9 speed mountain/road rear derailleur or a 10 speed road derailleur. A 10 speed Shimano mountain shifter needs a 10 speed ...


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The problem is the Tiagra 12-28 is kind of special as it has a more gradual transition between ratios and less aggressive gearing all the way to the middle of the cassette, where the 105 and Ultegra cassettes with a similar total range have a less gradual change and drop much more quickly into more aggressive ratios. We can compare the tooth counts to see ...


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You'll need: A Shimano 10 speed mountain/ 11 speed road rear derailleur A Shimano 11 speed road front derailleur (since they apparently work differently than normal ones) Shimano 105 shifters (Front and rear; given the cost of a new FD and the resale plan, you don't really want to reuse the old one + the old front shifter) 11 speed chain A freehub on your ...



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