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Specialized Ruby 2012 replacement Front Crank/Chainring/Hub

I would like to convert SRAM Power Spline with 50/34 POWERGLIDE chainrings to a 50/30 T combo. It has 110mm so will not accept 30T. What crank assembly/bottom bracket and chainrings should I use to ...
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Which brake levers and brake calipers to replace Sram s-series HRD700 (postmount)?

I own a Giant TCX SLR 1 from 2014, with Sram s-series HRD700 brakes (post mount right?) and 10 speed sram force transmission. Discs are 140mm rear and 160mm front. My brakes are completly gone and I ...
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Sram AXS derailleur does not shift

Have you encountered a problem where a rear AXS derailleur stops shifting? Any suggestions? I bought a mint 2023 GX AXS derailleur on Marketplace, it worked for the first short test ride on a road but ...
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Something like chainsuck on RD lower pulley after new crankset install?

I just switched out a Shimano M5100 crankset for a SRAM GX Eagle crankset. I am using a KMC X11-EL chain. I cleaned the chain before installing it with the new crankset. My RD is a Shimano SLX 11-...
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SRAM 1:1 shifter + Shimano 11 speed MTB RD

I'm planning my next bike build with an 11-50 cassette but I don't want more than 10 gears for personal preferences. I've seen Chinese-brand drivetrains (LTWOO) that can do this but I want something a ...
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Will a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain work on a SRAM NX 11 speed drivetrain?

I went to a bike shop today and got a complete service and new chain. When I looked at the tax invoice, it said it was a Shimano Deore 11 speed chain, however I have SRAM NX 11 speed drive train. I ...
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Does a magic link or Powerlink require removal a regular chain link first?

Pulled a Shimano Ultegra chain off my bike for cleaning and noticed the mechanic had installed it with a pin and not a magic link. Because I have a magic link handy (and, if I'm honest, because I ...
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SRAM quick link reuse

Sram says that their quick links should only be used once. I've installed new chains, had to shorten them and have broken the link more than once doing so. I've also continued to reuse them when ...
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Replacing SRAM Apex 1x with Shimano GRX 1x

I have a SCOTT GRAVEL Expert with SRAM APEX 1x10 crankset. The crank is similar to this bike. I've been looking for a GXP power meter but they are difficult to find in both the used market and new, ...
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Conversion of SRAM MTH 746 from Shimano to SRAM XD Freehub

I own Santa Cruz Tallboy AL R-kit which comes with SRAM PG1230, 12spd, 11-50t Cassette (NX level). I want to upgrade to GX-level drivetrain. The GX goupset comes with XG-1275 Eagle cassette with 10-52 ...
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Running DUB wide crank with 52mm chainline

I have a set of sram xx1 carbon cranks that are DUB wide. My bike (2023 Specialized Epic Evo) is DUB crank 52mm chainline. If I add BB spacers to the DUB wide crank and use a 6mm offset chainring ...
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Shimano and Sram compatibility on Wahoo Kickr

I have a 2017 Wahoo Kickr which doesn't allow for a Sram xdr driver...but I now have all Sram Red AXS eTap 12 speed. Since the Kickr will accommodate a Shimano spline, can I put on a 12 speed Shimano ...
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Replacement Hoods for SRAM Rival 1 Levers

I have a 2020 Kona Rove ST with SRAM Rival 1 shifters/levers/a brifter. It's a 1x11 speed. My local bike shop recently did some work on my bike, and it seems they tore my hood. It was definitely not ...
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How does SRAM adjust rear chainline for their "wide" front drivetrain

SRAM's new "wide" cranks (available on some 2x and XPLR (aka 1x) models) push the chainline out 2.5mm. They say this is compatible with existing cassettes, xDR hub bodies, 135/142/boost hubs....
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Any help identifying a Focus carbon Izalco with SRAM Red?

Buying a bike from an online listing, and trying to find some information on it. I researched Focus's serial number formatting, but since the release of this bike it has changed, and the serial number ...
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Stuck SRAM dub crankset

I'm having trouble removing my drive side crank from the spindle I have already taken out the 8mm bolt and undone the preload ring on the non drive side it seems stuck on the end of the spindle. ...
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Are there chainring bolts with covers for SRAM AXS Quarq powermeters for 2x that looks like SRAM's own for 1x?

When building a bike with 12s Force AXS, SRAM/Quarq powermeter, 2x with oval Rotor chainrings, I missed that the supplied bolts with covers (from SRAM/Quarq) where for 1x (i.e. too short and they ...
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What oil weight on spring side after Charger upgrade in boxxer R2C2 2011

Ive bought the charger damper upgrade for my boxxer 2011 R2C2. Previously I would use 10ml 15WT oil on the damper side and 40ml 15WT on spring side (Boxxer 2011 R2C2 Service Manual). In the charger ...
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SRAM DoubleTap - attempting to shift down in lowest gear

My bike has a shifter with the SRAM DoubleTap mechanism, where you push it over one click to shift up and two clicks to shift down. When you're in the lowest gear, it only allows you to push it over ...
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SRAM Guide R bleed problem

I'm bleeding my SRAM Guide R brakes. When working on the rear brake I noticed that the fluid can go from the lever syringe into the caliper syringe, but not the other way around. I can't move the ...
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12 speed sram DUB chainring compatibility

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 ...
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Updating drivetrain: Powertap to Force AXS - Powertap hub Compatibility?

I have a Zipp 808 20H wheel with a Powertap hub running a 10-speed cassette. I’m looking to get SRAM Force AXS, can I put a XD or XDR free hub on and run the 12 speed cassette? Or must I get a ...
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Which SRAM derailleur is an upgrade to the X7?

The SRAM x7 is mated to a PG 1050.
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Is the SRAM GX AXS a 1:1 replacement for a x7 derailleur?

The X7 is mated with a SRAM PG 1050 11-36 cassette. I would like to replace the derailleur without replacing the cassette.
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I need help getting a replacement grip shifter for a 9 speed rear derailleur

UPDATE: pictures of the rear derailleur at the bottom... I have a 2003 bianchi strada that I love to pieces and works great. it is now 19 years old and I've quite worn away all of the rubber grip on ...
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SRAM 53/39 along with 10/33

Can I run my old SRAM cranks (53/39) along with new 12 speed Force axs 10/33 cassette or do I have to run new cranks too?
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Upgrading from SRAM Force AXS to Force AXS WIDE - What can I keep?

As the title already says, I own right now a Force eTap AXS. However, I do sometimes need a wider range, since I like driving off rad steep climbs, therefore I'd like to upgrade to the AXS Wide. Do I ...
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How to tell when 1x Sram Xsync chainring needs replacing

I have an x01 12 speed drivetrain and when I push down on my cranks to pedal it seems like theres a slight amount of play between the chainring and chain. It's in the direction of the chain movement, ...
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SRAM 22 Road 'Group'?

I'm building up a new road bike. I had thought to try out an SRAM component system. However, looking for RIVAL 22 parts, I can't find the whole set in one place, and I'm unsure about the attendant ...
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Is Shimano MTB front derailleur compatible with SRAM crankset?

I have 3 pieces to make this work -- brifter, FD, and the crankset -- in 2x10 setup. From this post -- Compatibility of Tiagra 4700 shifter with MTB front derailleur -- I gather I can match Tiagra ...
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Can I use a different cassette on a SRAM Eagle NX bike for indoor training?

I want to use a bike fitted with SRAM Eagle NX groupset on an indoor trainer, and to have a complete wheel including cassette for use on the trainer. Would it make sense to use another 11 or 12-speed ...
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Is it possible to use SRAM brifters with non-SRAM hydraulic brakes?

"SRAM hydraulic brakes are issue-prone." Even if this is a damning blanket statement heard about a major parts manufacturer, I am not here trying to argue it. It is simply a premise of my ...
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Campagnolo 1x13 crankset (Ekar) with Sram Rival eTap AXS XPLR 1x12s Disc Groupset

Can a Campagnolo 1x13 crankset (Ekar) be used with Sram Rival eTap AXS XPLR 1x12s Disc Groupset? I really dig the look of Campagnolo crankset, hence the question. Thanks!
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I understand flat-top chain connectors; what's the story of this convex-top style?

I am familiar (we are all familiar) with the standard figure-8 shape of a chain link. I also somewhat understand the justification for the "flat-top" chain link. This style is used when ...
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Mechanic told me to replace the entire brake system because of "slow return"?

A bit of back story first: I bought a second-hand bike in 2020. It has SRAM Level TL installed from the start. It caught my attention that brake lever didn't return to the end and had very little ...
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SRAM Rival chainline on a 1x System, feeling the chain slipping into place

I have myself a SRAM Rival ETAP 1x Drivetrain and I am looking for advice here on a problem before I go to a Mechanic. Is it right to feel the chain slipping into place on the Front Chainring (while ...
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Slowly switching from Shimano to SRAM

I now ride Bianchi Aria with 105 mechanical groupset and I want to upgrade my drivetrain and go to electronic shifting because I'm sick of messing with the cables every month or two. Still, I also ...
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Converting Oval 928 rear hub to XDR

I am building a bike with a SRAM Force eTap AXS drive train. I would like to change the freehub to XDR on an OVAL rear wheel. Does anyone know if there are any XDR freehubs that would be compatible. ...
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How to mount Sram X01 pulley wheel spacers

Ive ordered a new set of pulley wheels for my Sram X01 derailleur but I do not know where to mount which spacer. The set came with 3 "deep" and 1 "flat" spacer as seen in the ...
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Is it a X sync or an X sync 2

This chainring is it an X-SYNC or X-SYNC2? https://www.bike-discount.de/en/sram-eagle-12-speed-chainring-x-sync-2-direct-mount-6mm-offset It is sold as xsync2 but on the chainring is clearly mentioned ...
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SRAM HRD: Unable to move DOT fluid with syringe

I am trying to bleed my SRAM HRD (from Red eTap groupset) brakes for the first time. Did everything according to the manual (adjusted brake contact point on lever, caliper bleeding port is open, etc) ...
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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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What else do I need to change if I upgrade my Sora groupset?

I have a Specialized Allez 2019 or 2020 with Sora groupset, but the crankset is Praxis 50/32, and the brakes are Axis. I changed the rear derailleur to a RD 5700 and I'm looking forward to upgrading ...
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SRAM Rival eTap Rear Derailleur Cannot Shift All The Way Inboard

I have set up a number of eTAP SRAM rear Derailleurs and never had an issue. I set up a 44 tooth XPLR cassette with the XPLR Rival eTAP rear Derailleur. I got the chain sized, on the pulleys and ...
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SRAM 11-speed rear derailleur will not engage one specific gear (5th gear)

I have a Giant TCX SLR 2 with an 11-speed SRAM shifter which fails to shift to 5th gear every time when shifting from a larger diameter gear to the 5th gear. All other gears are okay. Shifting again ...
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Is there empirical evidence that SRAM DUB bottom brackets have longevity issues in the BB86/92 format?

It's well-known that bottom brackets designed for a 30mm spindle and a BB86/92 press-fit bottom bracket shell (41mm internal diameter) will have reduced lifespans due to the very small bearings that ...
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Can I use a campy (Campagnolo) 11 speed chain on a Sram Force 22 drivetrain?

After reading this article about “finding the best bicycle chain”. The article goes through factors like chain endurance and power transfer efficiency. After reading the article I see that the ...
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Replacing rear derailleur and shifters when upgrading from 3x7 to 3x9 drivetrain

I am considering upgrading my old trekking bike from a 3x7 to a 3x9 drivetrain. The bike is currently equipped with a 26/36/46 Shimano Exage FC-M320 which I intend to keep due to its wide sprocket ...
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SRAM XPLR for a 2x12

Hello fellow cyclists, Could someone please explain to me why XPLR rear derailer is 1x only? I want to install it on my gravel bike with 43/30 double chainring upfront. What can go wrong? Thanks! -----...
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3x7 Shimano/SRAM compatibility

I am trying to refurbish an old trekking bike from the early/mid 1990s. Current components of 3x7 drivetrain are as follows: crank: Shimano Exage FC-M320 46-36-26 chain: unknown cassette: 7-speed 28-...
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