Running a 1xX setup on a double crankset?
XX1 is a red herring soz, I was just trying to head off the most obvious response.
For local riding I don’t need a granny ring so a 1xX set up on a ‘normal’ cassette is all I need.
Occasionally I go to Wales for a big trail centre day or whatever, on those occasions I find a granny helpful.
I’d like to be able to run both set ups from a single crankset.
Can I do that with a double (XT or SLX probably) or do I need to use a triple with short bolts? Or is there a better way?Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, I read 1xX as XX1!
Yes, you could do that, begs the question why though? You could either adjust the stops on your mech and use it as a guide to just use the middle ring, but then you’re still carrying the weight of shifter/ring etc, or you can take it all on and off, but that’s quite a lot of faff.Posted 4 years ago
Sure, I run SS a lot of the time, 9 or 10 gears is a luxury, 20 is like a pig wallowing in s**t.
As for clearance I think Hope rings come up small – I have a Hope 34T and an On One 32T, diamater to the ends of the teeth is near identical, I think the Hope’s teeth are less deep. I run the Hope on the middle position of an SLX triple on my Yelli Screamy, a lot of people report a Yelli won’t take more than a 32T in that position.Posted 4 years ago
Is running a 1xX set up viable on a double crankset?
I read “the chainline” is wrong, ie the ring would be too far outboard causing excessive mis-alignment between chainring and cassette sprockets most of the time. I find it easy enough to break chains as it is, I don’t need any more help!
Is there a way round this? I’d like to be able to run 1xX and occasionally refit to 2xX when necessary from the same crankset, if viable.
(I’m not up to paying the big money for XX1, that’s just daft expensive).Posted 4 years ago
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