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  • Gravel bike 1×11 gearing question
  • Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    Is there a 1×11 option (probably 42 front and 11-42) that can be used with cable discs? Or are they all hydro now…

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Apex.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Just use road shifters (105)? With a grx rear derailleur.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    TRP do some nice brake only levers (planet x have them cheap last I checked) but they do look and feel different.

    I’ve gone 1x using one of them but am now considering buying a cheap Tiagra left hand shifter and imobilising the shifting mechanism somehow.

    Premier Icon jobro
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    I’ve used Ultra levers with XT rear mech for just that gearing.

    Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    Thanks for replies

    Trailwagger – would prefer to avoid APEX, have had problems previously….

    Ampthill – I thought 105 and GRX weren’t compatible?

    Jobro – 11 speed Ultegra and 11 speed XT?

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    I thought 105 and GRX weren’t compatible?

    I’ve been using 105 and GRX in 2x mode absolutely fine, only incompatibility I know of is between 105 front derailleur and GRX cranks (cranks are 5mm more outboard than mech can cope with, certainly on my bike anyway).

    Premier Icon john_l
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    GRX rear mech is compatible with all 11sp Shimano road STis.

    Premier Icon 5lab
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    1×11 with that much range would lead to pretty minging jumps when on road, no?

    Premier Icon Andy_Sweet
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    5lab: for a pure road bike possibly. Works for me for gravel/commute

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