I'm trying to build up a hillclimb bike (Mt. Washington) - current set-up is OK, but I could use the help AND don't care about temporarily losing the use of my big chain ring. Current set-up (all SRAM Rival 22):
- 50/34 crankset
- 11-32 cassette
- mid-length rear derailleur
Seems like the conversion should be possible with Sunrace CSMX8 cassette (11-40T, 11-speed), the Wolftooth derailleur hanger extension, and a SRAM PC-1130 chain.
Assuming this is possible, are there pitfalls to consider? Other recommended parts?
For those of you who arrive in this rather obscure location wondering about a similar set-up, I made the change described above and disabled the front derailleur (per @Argenti Apparatus's suggestion) and it worked out beautifully - so far, shifts as well as or better than the standard set-up with the SRAM cassette...