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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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Sram Rival 11 speed + GX 10 speed dérailleur

Do you know if I can use Sram Rival 11 speed shifyers with a GX 10 speed dérailleur and if it will shift properly? I am planning to use an 11speed 11-42 cassette. Of course à grave monster project 👹😉...
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Can I use a 2x10 rear derailleur with 3 front rings?

I am looking at something like SRAM GX 2x10 MTB Rear Derailleur. Will it work with 3x MTB?
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SRAM Rival eTap AXS in «semi-automatic» mode

I am an almost complete noob in electronic shifting, so pardon my possibly stupid question. I've read somewhere that sram rival etap has a «semi-automatic» shifting mode, which keeps jumps to next up/...
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What is the heritage behind SRAM’s groupset names?

Like Shimano and Campagnolo, SRAM makes a series of groupsets aimed at all sorts of riding niches. What is the history behind the names of these groupsets? We have on the road side (most to least ...
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Help with drivetrain decision [closed]

Currently upgrading my old steel mountain bike for commuting. I need some advice on what drive-train to go with. Current setup is 3x7. I will convert to either 1x9 or 1x10 with new rear wheel/hub. I ...
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How to remove crankset for SRAM S350

I have a Kona Rove 2020, which is listed as having a SRAM S350 crankset. My understanding is this is a self-extracting crankset which means the inner 8mm non-drive side bolt should be loosened/...
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SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 compatible with Shimano 11-speed crankset and Shimano rim brakes?

I wish to upgrade my bike with the "SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 Upgrade Set"; this set would include the derailleurs and levers. The thing is, my current Shimano Ultegra 11-speed crankset (FC-...
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One rear cog doesn't shift down

Recently, I have replaced a chain after noticing that the old one gained 0.75-1 percent of elongation. After that everything worked fine, i.e. shifting was consistent and smooth, drivetrain worked ...
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SRAM NX Derailleur wheels hitting cable guide

The picture describes this issue better than I can. What is happening is that in the highest gear (i.e., in the smallest cog) the derailleur folds up as there is more chain to take up. However the ...
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sram etap axs compatibility - rival road setup adding SRAM ETAP CLICS

I am looking at SRAM AXS compatibility chart and I am confused, and can not find support on local shops here in Warsaw, Poland which are mostly Shimano-focused. I would like to get this Trek Emonda ...
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Quarq dfour installation

I'm looking into getting a sram quarq dfour power meter, but I'm a bit confused as to what parts I need. I have a Specialized Diverge 2021, which comes with ultegra RX810. I know I need the spider. Do ...
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SRAM S2200 - replacement BB30 spindle?

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement BB30 spindle for a SRAM S-2200 (X.0) crankset (originally fitted to a 2013 Specialized Enduro). I stripped the thread on the spindle, but I would like to ...
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SRAM NX Eagle crankset on a Shimano bottom bracket SM-BB70

I just bought a SRAM NX Eagle crankset (DUB standard) for my bike but when it arrived I realised it doesn't fit in the bottom bracket installed on my bike (SM-BB70). Is there a way to make it work or ...
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SRAM dub crank chainline

Any SRAM experts out there? Zero experience with SRAM dub. Used Hollowtech for years before... Ordered SRAM GX dub crankset. Advertised specifically for 49mm chainline. Arrived pre-assembled with a ...
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Drive chain swap clarifications

Been thinking about upgrading my drive train, however, I'm not sure if I've fully understood the compatibility part and wanted to get some more clarifications. Currently have an Advent X (10spd) and ...
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SRAM Yaw Front Derailleurs

Can anybody help me with any tips on fine-tuning the adjustments on this derailleur (Force 22)? The positioning as far as I can tell is good, I can stick a penny between the teeth of the big ring and ...
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Can I use a SRAM 10-speed cassette on my Shimano 105 9 speed groupset?

I'm looking to get a separate wheel for my indoor trainer for easy swapping between indoor and outdoor. I found a used wheel + cassette that has a SRAM 10 speed cassette on it already. Will this work ...
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stages power meter, which crank arm do they use?

stages claim that their product add only tiny bit of weight to stock crank arm (15g?) I'm looking for sram compatible ones. And I think sram eagle sx/nx/gx/xx1 crank arm has different weight. So my ...
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SRAM chain came with only half a powerlock

I just bought a new cassette and SRAM 9-speed PC 971 chain. On the outside of the package a power lock is pictured. However, inside the package only one half of the power lock was included. There must ...
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How much can bike shift cables spool, and over what radius?

Some shifter designs have become known for causing broken cables, anecedotally because they're causing too much repeat spooling and unspooling over too tight a radius. For example, broken cable heads ...
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SRAM Hydraulic brake stuck (with a changed bite point) after landing/impact

I experienced a weird problem on my SRAM level t 2 piston brakes. I like hopping my bike around, e.g. bunny hopping onto curbs. Sometimes, if the impact is hard, the brake lever would have reduced ...
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SRAM replacement dub crankset, is this pre-greased?

I'm replacing the NX cranks on my bike with X01 cranks, all of the install videos I've seen show people greasing the cranks but these look like they're pre-greased. There's blue/green stuff on the ...
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Slight crackling sensation apparently due to the chain sticking to the cassette teeth

I've just assembled my bike, so it has hardly been ridden (less than 200km) and all the components are new. Everything works perfectly, except an unpleasant very slight crackling sensation when I ...
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Can I combine SRAM Rival 22 Levers and Shimano 105 Rim Brakes?

As the title asks, is it possible to combine SRAM Rival 22 levers (for mechanical rim brakes, of course) with Shimano 105 rim brakes?
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How to know and which to use?

I have these shifters and derailleurs: front shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 3spd front derailleur Shimano FD-TZ500, 3spd rear shifter Shimano ST-EF41, 7spd rear derailleur Shimano RD-TZ31, 7spd I want to ...
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Can I use SRAM DUB Red Crankset in a Trek Madone SLR 7 that requires GXP?

I have an Allied Alfa Disc with SRAM Dub and Red AXS Crankset (with Quarq pm).... and I want to switch all my components onto this 2020 Trek Madone SLR 7 Frameset. My LBS says I have to buy a new SRAM ...
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SRAM Eagle XX1 Cassette creaking under torque, only after warming up

This happens after riding the bike for about an hour. I've replaced free hub, greased/torqued the cassette interface several times, etc. These videos show what I'm up against. Update: after more ...
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Fitting Matchmaker X to SRAM Guide T brakes?

I've got a prebuilt MTB that came with an SRAM NX drivetrain and Guide T brakes and I'm looking at upgrading the drivetrain to higher end parts. I'm thinking about taking the upgrade opportunity to ...
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On a SRAM AXS MTB drivetrain, can you add satellite shifters on an aerobar?

If I have an Eagle AXS set (for MTB) and an aerobar. What would I use to shift gears from aerobar positions? Can I add a shifter to aerobars? Most Google searches show setup for road bikes.. (I guess ...
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Sram cranksets, are there differences other than weights betwen models?

I'm trying out different crank arm length 165/170 Are there differences between sx/nx/gx cranksets other than weights? (I'm wondering if I should pick one of sx/nx/gx and differentiate arm length only....
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Drivetrain 2x conversion to 1x

I wish to know more about converting a 2x to a 1x, especially the Force AXS eTap group set. I currently have a double chainring, but want to ditch the Front Derailleur and go to a single chainring. I ...
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Are all DUB cranks compatible?

I have a dub crankset with arm length 175 (https://www.sram.com/en/truvativ/models/fc-styl-7k-b1) I want to change the crank arm length to 167.5 There's no 167.5 crank arm for SRAM MTB line (I think ...
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What's the difference between Shimano HG and SRAM XD free hubs?

I know that the Shimano free hub is pretty common. I think it's called HyperGlide (HG). But now I heard that SRAM has a free hub called XD. What is this? What is the difference? When do I need it? Can ...
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Can the SRAM Rival 1 rear derailleur be used with an 11-46T cassette?

I want to put the SRAM Rival 1 group on my next bike. Somewhere I heard that the rear derailleur can handle 11-46T cassettes despite the official documentation. Is that true? Are there any limitations ...
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Concerned about SRAM SX Eagle [closed]

I am currently looking at 2 hard tail MTBs, namely the Grand Canyon MTBs from Canyon, especially the Grand Canyon 7.0 and... Grand Canyon 8.0 and the difference seems to be 200 EUR which translates ...
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No return spring in SRAM Rival 1 brake lever?

I bought SRAM Rival 1 mechanical brake lever and a Sram Rival 10 speed brifter. I'm used to brake levers having return springs as well as brake calipers. The Rival brifter indeed does have a return ...
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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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Explanation on the lineup of SRAM Derailleurs

@thelawnet has given a very descriptive answer to my previous question which seeks an Explanation on the lineup of Shimano Derailleurs. I am pretty sure that there are people who confuse about the ...
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Explanation on the lineup of Shimano Derailleurs

I am pretty sure that almost everyone in this community knows the answer to this question but not me. I found this picture on the internet. I am just a beginner and I still don't understand the ...
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SRAM X01 Eagle 12s RD adjustment to work with 11s cassette + shifter?

I want to buy: X01 eagle 12s rear derailleur Garbaruk 11s 10-50 cassette I have: GX 11 speed gripshift KMC 11 speed chain How do you adjust the 12s rear derailleur to the shifter and cassette? ...
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Can a 12 speed Shimano micro spline cassette be used with SRAM Eagle 12 speed components?

Is it possible to use a Shimano 12 speed micro spline cassette with a SRAM Eagle 12 speed chainring, derailleur, and possibly chain? Or are there any incompatibilities, such as a Shimano chain also ...
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How to increase the durability of gear-shifters

I am not a professional cyclist and may not even be a good rider but it seems like I tend to break my shifters way too often. I initially had a SRAM-X4 8x3 Shifters which ripped apart in an accident. ...
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Weird sounds from Sram GX crank / shifters?

When moving the chain backwards while bike is standing, I hear some weird sounds.. I made a playlist on youtube and would greatly appreciate some help :(. Video titles give more details. Should it ...
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