Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

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Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby jackthelad » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 am

Just got my first Eagle groupset.
once you realise, you don't have a bail gear chainring on the front
There's a little bit of https://youtu.be/unkIVvjZc9Y
learning to move one, now to learn how to ride a 29er too
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby bychosis » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:50 am

What’s your low gear? I’ve run a single front ring for a few years. Initially I’d lost the bottom couple of gears going from 3x9 to 1x9, but now with 11sp I’ve pretty much got them back, just takes a few extra clicks to jump to the lowest gear instead of dumping the front onto granny.
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby jackthelad » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:32 pm

Front ring is 32
Eagle Cassette, you have no choice on..
it is 10/50
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50,
was thinking of trying a 30, for my next chainring . to sit further , in the lower gears,
at the moment i sit in the 36/42/50, while being a bit unfit..
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby bychosis » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Crumbs, 32/50 is a low gear. Probably lower than I've ever had!
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby find_bruce » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:13 pm

Wowsers - 32/50 is lower than a 22/34 & you want to go lower

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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby jackthelad » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 pm

find_bruce wrote:Wowsers - 32/50 is lower than a 22/34 & you want to go lower


Yeah, But its conditions and fitness based,
the pea gravel is slippery as hell at this time of year,
i'm on Flow Rims and Maxxis DHF/DHR Wide Trails, around 1 kg each
So not pushing a lightweight bike.. 14kgs of 29er that is around 1.9 metres long
i'm around 120kg with gear, its also my first single ring setup,
So chainring was a guess on what i needed..
based on asking mates and mechanics, all lighter and fitter than me
and we ussually use 11/36, 10 speed cassettes over here..
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Fair enough - I'd also missed that you were on a 29er

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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby jackthelad » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:18 pm

find_bruce wrote:Fair enough - I'd also missed that you were on a 29er


All Good doing my head in,
larger bike and turning circle etc
Lines have to be rethought etc
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby Bentnose » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:18 pm

After years of using 3x9 22/32/44 and 11-32 cassette I've finally decided to go 1x11 on a new 29er I'm building up. It will be 32T with 11-46 Sunrace cassette hopefully the slightly harder granny gear and low top speed doesn't annoy me too much, time will tell.
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Re: Sram Eagle/ Single Ring thread

Postby jackthelad » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:16 am

Well i just went out with a big fast crew social ride , and topping out on a 50 too much, i think i'm due for a 30 tooth, down from a 32, so that i can stay in lower gears longer ..
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