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How to mount SRAM snaplock?

I am trying to join PC-1 SRAM chain, it has such snaplock: And the problem is, the distance between holes is slightly less (IMHO) than distance between the pins. Every hole on its own fits any pin, ...
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Can double chainrings be used with a clutch-type rear derailleur?

I've been reading up on Sram's CX1 1x11 cyclocross-specific group. It hinges on two technologies to minimize the potential for dropped-chains/chainslap. The CX1 clutch rear-derailleur keeps the chain ...
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How to properly clean and lube the bearings on a sram apex bottom bracket (GXP)?

For this bottom bracket type I am not sure you can take the bearings out to lube them. How do I get grease in there. Also how do I get the old grease out? Does it even matter? I found this video (...
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BB92 (Shimano bottom bracket) with SRAM 30mm crankshaft (X01 or XX1 BB30)?

The frame that I want to build has BB92 bottom bracket hole. The drivetrain I want to use is 1x11 SRAM XX1 or X01 with 30mm crankshaft (BB30)(edit: also available GXP). There are ways to fit it - ...
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Eagle chain B-gap adjustment without plastic tool

SRAM makes this plastic tool for adjusting the B-gap on their Eagle derailleurs. My question is, if I want to measure this distance without this tool (say with a caliper instead), how should I go ...
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Are lighter chains worth the cost?

I'm replacing chains on a number of bicycles, and trying to decide what chains to purchase. I'm a fan of Sram's master links, so I'm comparing the Sram PC-971 to the PC-991. The PC-991 is ...
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Is the plastic sleeve optional for a GXP bottom bracket install?

I took my frame to a bike shop to have the threads chased on the drive side. When I got home, I realized that they didn't install the plastic sleeve (because I didn't give it to them). They didn't ...
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Flat mount brake caliper and rotor tolerances

So I was finishing my build today putting all pieces together on my Diverge 52 carbon frame when something come to my attention: the flat mount SRAM Red hydraulic brake calipers can barely clear the ...
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Are there any adjustments for hydraulic brakes?

I prefer stiff, touchy, on/off, brakes. When I was using mechanical disc brakes, I always adjusted them so that the pads were almost touching the rotor. This provided the short lever travel I was ...
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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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Gear indicator on SRAM X5 Shifter shows wrong gear

I have SRAM X5 Shifters like this one: The indicator is now showing the gear above the one I'm actually in, so if like the picture it shows a 2 I would actually be in 1 (the smallest chainring), a 3 ...
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What does this barrel adjuster do on the rear derailleur (SRAM Apex 1)?

On this SRAM Apex 1 derailleur, what does this barrel adjuster do? What happens if I turn it clockwise/anti-clockwise?
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Replacing the front derailleur: unlink the chain?

If I want to replace the front derailleur on an already set up bicycle (replace SRAM Apex with SRAM Force), do I have to unlink and relink the chain on order to thread it through the FD cage? Or can I ...
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Stock 10 Speed Shifters with 9 Speed Transmission [closed]

I have a bike that was built with 10 Speed Campagnolo Veloce Shifters, 9 speed Veloce rear derailleur, and SRAM 9 speed cassette and chain. I found a page on the builder's website that states they do ...
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Sachs Torpedo 3 gear vs. SRAM T3 vs. SRAM i-motion 3 gear

Various webshops use the following names: Sachs Torpedo 3 gear SRAM T3 SRAM i-motion 3 gear There are many inconsistencies in what exactly they call them, and for a long time I thought it was ...
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Alternative to tuning automatic hub?

I am contemplating purchasing an automatic gear hub, namely the SRAM Automatix. One of the criticisms leveled at this hub is that it shifts up too soon. The default settings can however be adjusted if ...
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SRAM Red 1098 Cassette “teeth”

I noticed on the largest sprocket of my SRAM Red cassette, after every 8th tooth, the tooth is missing. I looked at one on line and noticed the same thing. What is the purpose of not including these ...
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Can I reuse Jagwire hydraulic brake hose?

They were previously filled with Shimano mineral oil. Now they are to be re-purposed for dot 5.1 oil. Any issues with doing so? Cheers.
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Has SRAM discontinued i-light hub dynamo?

I haven't been able to find SRAM hub dynamos lately. Has SRAM discontinued making of hub dynamos?
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Ultegra 6700 Left Side Crank with SRAM Red

I'm considering buying a TT bike that has a full SRAM Red group. I'm wondering if it's possible to use my Shimano Ultegra 6700 left-side crank in place of the SRAM Red crank. Why? I've got a Stages ...
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Should I remove the chain before installing new rear derailleur?

I want to put a new Sram X7 instead of killed one, should I open the chain (if I have no chain lock) or it's better to open the derailleur?
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Bargain-basement component brand lines?

So it now seems obvious to me that brand name alone is not a good quality heuristic; my Shimano Revo shifter just went south and was replaced after two years, which seems far too soon. (LBS put a SRAM ...
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Which bikes come with SRAM Automatix

I rented a bike with SRAM Automatix once and it was a pleasure to ride. I'm not sure what the brand was and I couldn't find any information online as to which bikes come with this hub. I guess I ...
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Carbon fiber crank arm with scratches--how much damage is a concern?

I have a compact SRAM red crankset with carbon fiber crank arms. On the left side, the outside coating on the end has chipped off from sometimes colliding with the ground while turning. At what ...
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What are common causes of premature chainring wear?

My bike mechanic told me today that my front chainrings are starting to wear out and I should consider replacing it soon (with my next chain replacement). The cassette is still in good condition and ...
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SRAM Guide brake lever won't return

I have an SRAM Guide brake (rear) that after bleeding, the brake lever won't return quickly. At room temperature, this is barely noticeable, but when the temperature climbs, or the bike is in the ...
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Can I use Avid olive and connector insert in a Shimano brake?

Basically, this is the question: I can use the olives and connector inserts proper for Avid in a Shimano Deore M596 brake/hose? Has anyone tried and can report if it worked perfectly or if there was ...
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Steps to remove Ultegra and install SRAM Force disc brakes with internally routed hose

I have a CAAD12 disc with Ultegra, but I prefer SRAM, so I have got some nice new Force levers & calipers that I need to fit. This is my first experience with disc brakes. The front setup isn't a ...
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SRAM X01 Eagle (12speed) in 11speed transmission: it work?

Well, I intend to use an SRAM X01 Eagle (12speed) rear derailleur in a 1x11 transmission (with a SRAM X01 "non-Eagle" 11speed trigger, cassette SunRace 11s 11-46, SRAM PC XX1 chain). Will it work ...
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How to know when to bleed a hydraulic disk brake / tips for improving disk brake performance?

I've had a new bike for a week or two. I bought it online and I'm paying the price of not being able to chat to the store about the brakes. It is a cyclocross bike with SRAM Rival hydraulic disk ...
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How to tighten SRAM HRD Rival brake lever?

I have SRAM Rival HRD brake/gear shifters on my cross bike. It's a 1X setup. The left brake lever (this is the UK where rear brake lever is on the left, so it's the rear brake lever only) has lateral ...
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Barrel adjuster for sram gx rear derailleur?

I'm doing a bit of an unorthodox build right now. It's a specialized awol using a sram gx 1x11 drivetrain, but, because I'm running trp hylex discs, I've opted to use a sram s500 bar end shifter. An ...
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SRAM Rival front derailleur throws chain to the outside, even after professional adjustment

TL;DR: if you have a SRAM Rival front derailleur I'd love to know if yours looks "funny" like mine does--it's described in bold. I have a SRAM Rival groupset (from late 2011), including front ...
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How did my rear freewheel become incredibly tight overnight?

I got a flat yesterday morning after a normal ride, walked my bike inside the house and propped it upside-down (like this) overnight. This morning, I changed the flat and put on some brand new tires ...
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installing 11-40T Sunrace cassette with Sram Rival 22

I'm trying to build up a hillclimb bike (Mt. Washington) - current set-up is OK, but I could use the help AND don't care about temporarily losing the use of my big chain ring. Current set-up (all ...
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How to bleed rear SRAM Force 1 brake

I'm having a hard time bleeding the rear brake of my Specialized Diverge. Following closely the instructions provided by SRAM (and other sources like GCN and other people from YouTube) only works for ...
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What are these connectors?

And how can I connect to them with my own stylish red hoses?
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135mm rear spacing with road crankset?

I am about to upgrade my CX bike from the old 105-5700 (10spd) to Rival 22 (11spd). I have all the parts already and while reading the crankset/BB (GXP) manual I noticed the following: Use the ...
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Need Hidden nut for SRAM Force 1 chainring

I purchased a 50t Force 1 x-sync chainring. The SRAM install instructions say to place the hidden nut (thin item that has "teeth" on the outside that becomes "permanent" in the chainring once ...
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SRAM x9 3x9 with a 10 speed Shimano SXL FC-M660 Crankset

Ok so let's start this out by saying I have not a ton of money to work with, and really want to get my bike up and working with little cost as possible. I have friends that have changed out parts on ...
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Can I use Shimano trigger shifter with my X3 SRam gears?

My bike has SRam X3 gears and a grip shifter. I'd like to change for a trigger shifter. In the bike shop where I bought it, they say that I can change for a Shimano shifter (they don't have SRam). I'...
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Converting to 1x11 SRAM drivetrain with 8/9/10-speed HG Freehub

I currently have a 3x9 Shimano drivetrain, and I'd like to replace the current Shimano 9-speed rear derailleur/shifter/cassette and front derailleur/3 chainrings with the SRAM PG-1170 11-32T cassette, ...
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Imperfect shifting

Have a bicycle with sram rival shifter and sram gx mech which I recently changed handlebars on with new gear cable. There is supposedly a 1to1 ratio here however the shifting performance is not great. ...
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SRAM i3 coaster brake only activating after multiple turns backwards

My son's bike has a SRAM i3 internal gear + coaster brake hub. It has recently started sometimes only activating the coaster brake after backpedalling a good one or two full revolutions. When in this ...
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Replacing a groupset in step purchases

At the moment, on my road bike, I have Shimano Tiagra groupset. I would like to upgrade it to Sram Red, but I cannot afford to pay for the whole groupset at one time and would like to buy them in ...
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Can you change the rear hub on a tubular cyclo cross wheelset with out riping the tubular tyre off?

I recently bought sram cx1 for my cyclocross bike and was hoping it to put it on tonight. I didn't do enough research before purchasing the product to realise that 11 speed cassettes will not fit ...
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Is 1x11 better than any 2X10? [closed]

I am upgrading from a Shimano tourney bike and newbie so please be nice to me .. lol :) I ride trails and easy bike paths and some roads. For cross country - Semi road/ Semi mountain type riding, ...
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Switching from MTB to road handlebars

I have a gravel bike with an MTB setup. SRAM GX rear mech, SRAM XO shifter, 1x11 system, Shimano disc brakes. How would I go about replacing my flat handlebars with road bars? Alternative 1 Get a ...
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What do you call the crankset system type on the Sram Apex?

I see these everywhere, but no one can come up with a consistent name for them from company to company. GXP is the closest I can come to a name for the bottom bracket. http://www.sram.com/sram/road/...
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BB and Crank compatibility with Pressfit 86.5

The bike frame I'm buying says that It is Pressfit BB86.5 (road), What are my options in terms of bottom brackets and cranks? I would like to get a BB30 Sram Force crank is this possible?