SRAM Force 1

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SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:27 am

Thinking of building up a SRAM Force 1 road bike. Anyone already done this?

Given that a 22 speed drive-train really only offers 16 sequential ratios, my only concern is up to 30% taller steps between ratios for a 1x transmission.

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby softy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:28 pm

I have built a 1× 10 sram red on a cervelo S5. Works really well and the changes are so simple and clean. The thing you notice is bigger steps on the cassette when you are into a headwind and one gear is to much and the other you slightly gain speed, so you flick back and forth.

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:30 am

softy wrote:I have built a 1× 10 sram red on a cervelo S5. Works really well and the changes are so simple and clean. The thing you notice is bigger steps on the cassette when you are into a headwind and one gear is to much and the other you slightly gain speed, so you flick back and forth.


What chainring/cassette combo did you go with?

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby lock_ » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:45 am

I built up a CAAD10 with Force1 a couple weeks back, works well. It's a general purpose training/commuting bike, so I'm hoping it'll be that little easier to keep clean.

Went for a 46 up front and a 11-32 on the back, lined up pretty well with the range of the 52/36-12/18 combo I usually ride (you should definitely checkout this tool).

Steps are noticeably bigger, but not as bad as I though it would be. The whole drivetrain seems noticeably quiter, sure the bike's new an clean, but there's just no noise at all. Even the biggest bumps won't cause chain-slap. That said the rear derailleur is a bit of a monster, it's HUGE.

Finished build pic

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:10 pm

lock_ wrote:I built up a CAAD10 with Force1 a couple weeks back, works well. It's a general purpose training/commuting bike, so I'm hoping it'll be that little easier to keep clean.

Went for a 46 up front and a 11-32 on the back, lined up pretty well with the range of the 52/36-12/18 combo I usually ride (you should definitely checkout this tool).

Steps are noticeably bigger, but not as bad as I though it would be. The whole drivetrain seems noticeably quiter, sure the bike's new an clean, but there's just no noise at all. Even the biggest bumps won't cause chain-slap. That said the rear derailleur is a bit of a monster, it's HUGE.

Finished build pic


Cheers, looks nice. Congrats.
I'm thinking 48T & 11-36

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby Crawf » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:30 pm

You don't have to worry about the 'steps', you're Strava lead out train handles that.

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:38 pm

Crawf wrote:You don't have to worry about the 'steps', you're Strava lead out train handles that.


I'm more concerned with how many likes my #baaw will get on Instagram

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby Crawf » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:17 pm

I missed something, what happened to the Legend?

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:50 pm

Crawf wrote:I missed something, what happened to the Legend?


Cracked the frame, new one getting made as we speak

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby Crawf » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:06 pm

Warranty? New color?

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby DTdotcom » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Crawf wrote:Warranty? New color?


Yes & Yes

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Re: SRAM Force 1

Postby softy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:20 pm

DTdotcom wrote:
softy wrote:I have built a 1× 10 sram red on a cervelo S5. Works really well and the changes are so simple and clean. The thing you notice is bigger steps on the cassette when you are into a headwind and one gear is to much and the other you slightly gain speed, so you flick back and forth.


What chainring/cassette combo did you go with?


just fitted a q ring 39t up front and a 11t to 28t on the back. I also fitted aero base bars so had to fit a thumbie up front for the changing. Range of ratios is pretty good considering. So simple and i love the way the sharp sram red change, echos through the Cervelo VWD S5 frame.

I sort of copied this project, but used proline aerobars, kept the 10 speed mechanical with a thumbie.
http://www.tririg.com/articles.php?id=2 ... iew&page=2

my effort:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBcJZsanoGV/

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