I want to convert my bike to a 1x drivetrain (and move to a dropbar). It's a Commençal Le Route from 2013, full specs are here: mostly a 2x10 SRAM Apex Groupset (34/48 at the front, 11/32 at the rear).
The parts I'm planning to buy are:
- SRAM Apex left brake lever
- SRAM Apex 10/11 right lever
- Specialite TA One 110mm (in French, sorry, to sum up that chainring is advertised as a perfect fit for a conversion)
Are SRAM Apex parts backward compatible? How do I know if the angle of the chain is going to be fine? Should I just go for a full 1x crankset?