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SRAM Rival brake caliper screws/bolts are rusty, how to replace?

I have a full SRAM Rival groupset from 2011. Having used it in humid and rainy places for a while, most of the parts are OK, but the small button-head screws (or bolts?) in the QR pivot for the brake ...
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SRAM MTH 716/746 front/rear wheel hub service manual

I am looking for the service manual for the SRAM MTH 716/746 front/rear wheel hubs. SRAM seems to have removed them from their site. Anyone have a link? Also, I've looked through YouTube and can't ...
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Why doesn't my new SRAM XG-1295 cassette bolt turn freely?

I am trying to install a brand new SRAM XG-1295 cassette. I watched many videos and it seems very straight forward. Place the cassette on the freehub, match the splines in back, tighten with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Change chainring on Canyon Inflite CF SL7

Currently bike has a 40T SRAM quarq crankset (direct mount) Is it possible if I install a different brand's crank, since I need to install 48T chainring which I'm not able to find.
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SRAM BB30 cranks - how to remove crankarm from spindle?

I have SRAM S2200 (X.0) cranks with a BB30/PF30 spindle. They are 3-piece ones, with the self-extracting mechanism on the right (drive) side, and a regular non-puller bolt on the left side. I want to ...
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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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What is "crank preload"

I'm in the middle of swapping my BB30 cranks from stock FSA Gossamer to a (shorter length) SRAM BB30 "IA" S950. The S950 has a "crank preload" adjuster on the NDS which the spindle is also attached ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Mix SRAM eTap with GRX Group

I have a GRX810 2x groupset. I'm thinking about changing the shifting system to SRAM eTap, but retain the GRX braking system and the crankset. I tried to get any information for the GRX group but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SRAM Drop bar to MTB hydraulic brake interoperability

In a previous question I asked about compatibility of drop bar shifters with mountain bike derailleurs. Now I'm curious about drop bar hydraulic brake lever compatibility to mountain bike hydraulic ...
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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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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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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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