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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Would it work with a set up of an outer 50 teeth round Rotor ring go with an inner 34
Q-ring chainset or it has to be either all round or all Q-ring setup in order for it to work smoothly?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:19 pm 
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For what it's worth - have run a standard Q ring inner with a QXL ring outer, no issues. I'd imagine that you'd be fine mixing no-Q and Q-rings given that you can alter the positions on these things substantially.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:25 pm 
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Never tried it, but the actual oval on the inner ring is very slight compared to the outer ring due to the size. Don't see why it wouldn't work just fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:28 pm 
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Thanks guys for your replies


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:54 pm 
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From my experience, shifting is better with a round outer than a full Q setup.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:57 pm 
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Kya
Good to know. I'll try it


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:15 pm 
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Any info on the noQ outer and Q inner rings combination? I have been wondering about this kind of combo, but would like to hear people who have tried it


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:19 pm 
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You guys should take a loot at Lennard Zinn's tech FAQ column archives on the Velonews website. He had one recently that discussed exactly this setup (Q inner ring, round outer ring). He had apparently been running it on his cyclocross bike for a season or 2 with good success.

My two cents echo that the outer ring is the one that has the biggest effect on shifting, so sticking with round outer will avoid many of the Q ring related setup problems (difficulty setting proper front derailleur height primarily, and slightly increased risk of throwing the chain off when shifting to the small ring).

I personally have not ridden with this combo, so I can't help but wonder about how I might like/dislike the different "feel" switching between round/Q tons of times throughout a ride, but the people who have used the combo don't seem to have any problem with it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:23 pm 
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Yes I'm going to try it. Outer round 50 and inner Q 34


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