Sram Rival AXS XPLR shifting Problem

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sonic00
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by sonic00

Hello,
I have a problem with my Rival AXS XPLR:
The shifting works fine in all gears except from the first to the second gear (from second to first no problem).
I allready tried different B-Gap settings.
Did anyone else have that issue and knows what to do?

mathias720
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by mathias720

sonic00 wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:16 pm
Hello,
I have a problem with my Rival AXS XPLR:
The shifting works fine in all gears except from the first to the second gear (from second to first no problem).
I allready tried different B-Gap settings.
Did anyone else have that issue and knows what to do?
Probaly need to check derralieur hanger if its 100% straight. its not always straight even from the factory.

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j_gantzer
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by j_gantzer

I'm having the exact same issue. Where you able to find a solution?

JMeinholdt
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by JMeinholdt

Chalk me up to this list. I have a brand new Rival AXS XPLR set up and I can either get good shifting in the 11/10 or the 44/38, but not both at the same time. Derailleur hanger was a brand new replacement when I installed the group. Wheel is properly torqued.

Any suggestions from the group?
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by JMeinholdt

JMeinholdt wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:18 pm
Chalk me up to this list. I have a brand new Rival AXS XPLR set up and I can either get good shifting in the 11/10 or the 44/38, but not both at the same time. Derailleur hanger was a brand new replacement when I installed the group. Wheel is properly torqued.

Any suggestions from the group?
FYI, I got this resolved. It was an issue with my new derailleur hangar. Wasn't quite straight. Swapped the old one back on and shifting was perfect.
Wilier Cento10AIR Rim Brake - SRAM Force AXS
3T Exploro - SRAM Rival AXS XPLR - Gravel/Commuter

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ghostinthemachine
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by ghostinthemachine

Always check the hanger first.
Even if it's brand new/freshly fitted.

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

A few things....
1) Chainline. What bike/crank/rings are you using? What spacers/seals do you have between the BB and crank? When in doubt, space it outward.
2) Rear hub.... is the freehub sitting on the axle spacer right? sometimes the freehub doesn't sit all the way into the mechanisim because it's not on all the way. Check the end caps too.
3) Freehub - are you using a XD or XDR?

JuankarMTB
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by JuankarMTB

sonic00 wrote:Hello,
I have a problem with my Rival AXS XPLR:
The shifting works fine in all gears except from the first to the second gear (from second to first no problem).
I allready tried different B-Gap settings.
Did anyone else have that issue and knows what to do?
Hi @sonic00,

I bought a new Sram Rival AXS Xplr groupset (1x) and after installing and adjusting everything it is impossible to shift from 1st to 2nd gear. Everything else works fine (even shifting from second gear to first gear).

I have to click twice to switch to the third gear and then click again to switch to the second one. This is annoying. Image

Did you solve the problem? Please let me know if you figured out how to solve it.

Thanks in advance.

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sonic00
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by sonic00

Hi Juankar,
no I haven't been able to solve the problem. I changed to GRX Di2 - works fine.
Regards

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by FIJIGabe

Shifting issues (especially with electronic components) will usually come down to three things: a misaligned derailleur hanger, improper chainline geometry, or a stretched (or short) chain. 12-speed drivetrains are very susceptible to the most minute alignment issues, which many alignment tools just can't fix (I recently had this issue with a friend's bike, I attempted to repair) and shifting issues tend to demonstrate themselves at the extremes of the cassette. My recommendation is to get a very good RD hanger tool (Abbey Bike Tools makes a highly rated one), or, if you already have one (like I have a Park Tools unit), make sure it is in proper shape (I had to retighten a screw that had come loose, which was affecting my ability to align my hangers). Also, make sure your chain is properly maintained. If it hits .05 stretch, it's time to throw it out and get a fresh one. Measure often, especially if you start noticing worsening shifting, without any actual changes.

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by Styret

Same problem for me with force xplr rd and 10-44 cassette, 1>2 gear fail. Checked everything.

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by jfranci3

It's the chainline. Space the chainring out further

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