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Shimano 53x36

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:52 pm
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?

Shimano 53x36

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:52 pm
by Weenie

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:28 am
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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Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:37 am
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!)

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:49 am
by nismosr
All 3 bikes I have are running on 53x36 with super record eps front derraileur with no problem.

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:32 am
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.

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 am
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.

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 am
by Weenie

Re: Shimano 53x36

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:39 am
by lord_brush
Excellent! Thanks for the confirmation :beerchug: