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Which Gruppo?
Poll ended at Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:01 am
SRAM 71%  71%  [ 5 ]
Shimano 29%  29%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:01 am 
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Looking to rebuild my classic IF Planet X before this coming cross season. I am planning to run a 1x10 system but want to get opinions on whether to run SRAM or Shimano on the bike. I like both brands, so I don't have a big pull one way or the other.

SRAM build -
Rival shifters
Force FD
Force RD
Force crank

Shimano build -
Dura-Ace 7800 shifters
Ultegra FD
Ultegra RD
Dura-Ace 7800 crank

I would guess that the SRAM mix will be lighter, but the Shimano system might look better on the bike.

What are your opinions?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:02 am 
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I guess I should mention that since I am running 1x I won't be using those FDs afterall


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:49 am 
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SRAM CX1 has a clutch which should help to keep your chain in place, without a chain guide. If you are going with Shimano I would definitely advise to go with a chain guide.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:33 am 
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+1 on the Force CX1 rear derailleur


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:24 pm 
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You can also use a X0 or X9 10-speed (type 2) short cage rear mech if you want a clutch.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:45 pm 
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SRAM CX1 has a clutch which should help to keep your chain in place, without a chain guide. If you are going with Shimano I would definitely advise to go with a chain guide.


unless you put the shimano mech in high tension mode

http://crossjunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ ... et-up.html

Loads of people in the cross league i race in use no clutch mech, no chain guide and a narrow/wide chainring with no chain drops.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:12 am 
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I'm running campy 1x10, record crank, chorus rear mech and shifters.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:48 pm 
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SRAM CX1 is 11spd isn't it?

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