Can A 12 speed DUB 1x road crankset (Force 1) be converted to 11 speed by swapping the respective chainrings?

I have an 11 speed Force 1 rear mech that I want to use for the moment, but want to use DUB cranks

  • Which crankset is it exactly? For MTB dranksets you can just use the same chainring for 12x and 11x afaik, not sure about the gravel groups. Mar 3, 2023 at 14:00
  • @reciprocallettuce That answer you deleted was a valid answer. You could consider reinstating it! It isn't complete, because if the OP has a road crank with AXS rings, they shouldn't use a non-AXS chain. However, 3rd party manufacturers may make SRAM direct mount 1x rings or spiders for 1x rings, e.g. Wolf Tooth appears to. Feel free to use this data to expand your answer. wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/chainrings/products/…
    – Weiwen Ng
    Mar 3, 2023 at 15:27
  • @reciprocallettuce, I’m thinking of the road group— I’ll update my question
    – M1996rg
    Mar 4, 2023 at 15:45
  • @WeiwenNg thanks for the hint on third party manufacturers. I hope I didn't get anything wrong and reinstated my answer. If you have any ideas on how to improve it please comment! Mar 6, 2023 at 9:26

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I don't think you need to swap the chainring. From one of my favourite online resellers of bike parts I get the following description of a Sram NX crankset (MTB group):

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This means they sell the same set for 11x and 12x.

If you want to change the chainring, I suppose you would need one with a 8-Bolt Direct Mount:

8 bolt direct mount as in force 1 12x

As suggested in the comments, third party manufacturers offer explicitely 11x compatible chainrings with Sram 8-bolt direct mount. Wolf Tooth calls this 'Drop-Stop B tooth profile'.

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