Shimano 53x36

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lord_brush
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by lord_brush

Running DA 9070 but looking to hear down slightly from 53x39 for a trip to the Alps in the summer.

To save cost, I'm thinking of trying to swap the 39 out for a 36 on the Shimano 4 bolt 110 BCD chainset, and switching the cassette up to 11-28 (or 12-28).

Shimano speccs the front mech 16t max capacity, so technically, im a tooth too big on the 53x36 at 17t.

Real world experience, is this likely to be an issue?
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octave
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by octave

i ran 53/36 and 11-28 with my dura ace 9000 set-up for about 4,000 miles.

no issues!


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bilwit
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by bilwit

I run 53x36 on a 9070 front mech and there's no issues, Romain Bardet used this combo in the Tour last year as well (along with an 11x30 block too!)

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by nismosr

All 3 bikes I have are running on 53x36 with super record eps front derraileur with no problem.
- 2018 Colnago V2-R TNMR - Campagnolo SR EPS - Lightweight Gen III - P2Max
- 2017 Colnago Concept CHDB - Campagnolo SR EPS - Bora One 50 - Deda Superzero - Stages
- 2015 Cipollini RB800 - Campagnolo Athena EPS - Bora One 35 - P2Max

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by CrankAddictsRich

Several of my friends swapped their 52-36 to 52-34, so that is an 18 tooth jump and they reported no issues.

Bordcla
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by Bordcla

Chalk me up as a devoted 52-34 user, so I can't see how 53-36 wouldn't work at least as well.

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by lord_brush

Excellent! Thanks for the confirmation :beerchug:
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