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Which is best combination for my 34T chainring, a 11-42t or 11-51t cassette

I am a newbie enduro rider and also i love riding rough terrain uphills, my question is which set of cogs will be more efficient on my riding dicipline. 11-42t or 11-51t 11 speed cassette. Also, I am ...
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11-36 11spd Cassette with Shimano RD-M8000-GS?

I'll try to be concise here, but lots of numbers coming your way... Currently running Shimano 1x11spd, 11-46 cassette with RD-M8000-GS rear dr. The three lowest sprockets are -32-37-46. The derailleur ...
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Maximum recommended cassete size for 26 inch wheels

Hello I was looking to upgrade my 2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Hardtail comp to a 1x drivetrain. 11 speed Shimano deore M5100 caught my eye with its low price and wide range (max 51 tooth cassette). ...
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Understanding SRAM chain sizing guide

I'm having trouble understanding the latest SRAM chain sizing guide. I run a 1x11 on a full suspension bike (not eagle). You can see in the image there two scenarios for chain overlap. They have the ...
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Chain length when upgrading chain ring

I currently run a 1x11 with a 30t chain ring. I'm upgrading to a 32t chain ring and a new chain. The cassette will be the same. Would I be correct in assuming I need to be +2 links on my new chain?
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Gravel derailleur advice

I have a gravel bike with the following 1X set up: FSA Omega Megaexo crank, 40T Sunrace 11-46 CSMS8 cassette Sram Apex1 11 spd derailleur Sram Apex 11 speed Double-Tap shifter I would like to change ...
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Adding a second chainring to a 1X

I have a 1X gravel bike with an 11-46 cassette and a 40T chainring. This gearing works for most of my riding but there are times when I'm doing some serious climbing that it would great to have one or ...
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Chain pops up while backpedaling in highest gear

Backpedaling on highest gear (11t) causes chain to pop up/out off at the front top part of the smallest cog. The bike and all components are very new and stock. This is a 1-by Shimano GRX Drivetrain. ...
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Shimano Deore 11s derailleur and shifter with a 9s casette 11-46t (Sunrace)

I was questioning if can I fit an 11s Deore derailleur with shifters to a 9s 11-46t Sunrace cassette? I've got the doubt because I need to change my derailleur to one that can tolerate up to 46t ...
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Can you use a shimano Tourney Rear derailer with a 1 x 11 (11- 52 ish) sprocket?

I'm trying to upgrade, but the Shimano Deore is too expensive... The problem with the other brands is that their rear derailleurs does not have good tension... so can I use a Shimano Tourney in a 1 x ...
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Can I use an apex 1 crankset with a shimano mtb casette?

I'm building a mullet 1x11 gravel bike with ultegra shifters, slx rear derailleur and 11 speed 11-46t cassette and am now looking for a oneby crankset. The bike will be used in pretty flat terrain ...
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1X11 build - align / slip / set up

Looking for advice on my 1X11 set up on a bike I’m (trying to) build: The chain slips off single front chainring, on the inside, when I move into biggest rear cogs (gear 1 or 2). When I align the ...
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Has anyone set up an 11sp ZTTO 11-52 cassette with an 11sp XT SGS and 11sp XT shifter?

I had 1x10 setup with a 10sp XTR shifter, 10sp Sunrace cassette (11-46) and an 11sp XT SGS derailleur and it worked very well (with the limit screw on the mech adjusted). The crank is a 32t RaceFace ...
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Shimano RD M5120 and 10 / 11 speed compatibility

I thought the shimano mtb 10 speed is completely separate system and isnt compatible with anything else. However now there is a 10/11 speed RD - the RD-M5120 SGS. I was wondering how does this work. ...
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Will a 11-speed cassette fit my Giant SRC 3 frame (~2007)

I would like to upgrade an older Giant SRC 3 (~2007). Having a very limited experience with bike mechanics, how will i find out whether a 11-speed cassette will fit the frame and or the wheels?
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Replacing 1x SRAM chainset with a Shimano chainset

I've just got a Genesis Datum 2019 bike on clearance. The spec wasn't exactly what I would want—for a start it has SRAM rather than the Shimano we have on other bikes in our household—but more ...
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XT 11 speed derailleur (RD-M8000-GS) rubbing 46T cog with b-screw all the way in?

I've broken my rear derailleur so I've decided to upgrade from my 2x10 to a 1x setup. For that, I've initially bought: Deore XT 11 speed derailleur RD-M8000-GS (I've read it can work with 10s, but ...
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SRAM Rival 1x: Hestitant shifting in middle of cassette when going to larger cogs - causes?

I have a few months old bike with SRAM Rival 1x. I have changed the cassette (to get closer gear spacing) and chain and can get the rear derailleur to shift almost perfectly swift and accurate both ...
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Derailleur can't shift to 51-T sprocket. Deore CS-M5100 + RD-M5100

ISSUE: When attempting to shift to the largest cassette sprocket, the side of the derailleur cage contacts the 51t sprocket, so the chain is not able to go up the gear. WHAT I DID: My drivetrain was ...
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Shimano 11 speed MTB cassette on an 11 speed road hub, which spacer should I use?

I have a Shimano 11 speed mountain bike cassette and a Shimano 11 speed road hub. Without a spacer there is considerable wobble of the cassette, and I read that a spacer is required. My wheels came ...
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Upper pulley too far from cassette

I'm doing a 1x conversion with a Shimano SLX (M7000) groupset on an old road frame. I just installed the rear derailleur and the pulley is too far away from the cassette. 18mm from the max cog (...
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1x GRX chain sizing with 42T cassette

I'm trying to convert a bike to a Shimano GRX 1x setup using the following components: RD-RX812, CS-M8000 (11-42T), CN-HG701-11 (and FC-RX810-1, 42T). The problem I'm stuck at is when shifted to the ...
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Extending range on SRAM PG-1130 cassette / cassette specification

I'm considering buying a Kona Rove ST bike with a 1x drivetrain setup. However, one concern I have is a limited range of higher gears (40:11 ratio for the highest gear). I would like to have some more ...
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Going from 2x8-speed to 1x11-speed

I bought a beginner bike with a 2x 8-speed Shimano setup a year ago. I am looking to upgrade, now that I am getting more in to cycling then expected. Since I live in a really flat area (when I go on 3-...
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