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i want to build this up as a climbing bike later on and use it for touring as well, so was hoping to use XX1 or X01 type with RED22 shifter, but so far, no one at my LBS can confirm if that worked or not.
tried calling SRAM today and they wouldn't talk to me since i'm not a shop tech.
anyway.. i want to use dropbar.. can't stand flatbars and would like some suggestions on gearing setup... either 1x10 or 1x11 or 2x10 or 2x11 types.
my knees are bad shape so having granny gears would definitely help, which is why the SRAM 10/42T was so attractive to me.
as for brakes, i'll be runing canti.. and did some research and seems most ppl roll with TRP. but so many different types.. not sure which version of the canti from TRP to choose, or if there's other lightweight version which won't break the bank.
Not cheap but work well, I love my Avid Ultimate Shorty. Bought mine used, they were in perfect condition, for less than the cost of one for the pair.
jooo: i think i will go SRAM based on your suggestions. now would the following combo work?
SRAM RED shifters - 10 speed
SRAM RED YAW FD or SRAM 10 speed FD?
TRUVATIV X9 10-Speed Crankset (36-22t)
SRAM PG-1070 Cassette (12/36t)
SRAM X9 10-Speed Rear Derailleur - Long cage or can I get away with medium cage for 36t?
Avid Shorty Ultimate Canti Brake (Front and Rear)
If you want cranks with a narrower Q-factor, you could investigate using a 104/64 or 120/80 combo with something like Force22/S95x series cranks arms that have a removable spider. Someone had a good blog post a while ago with heaps of chainline measurements for 'odd' SRAM combos but I can't seem to find it now. Pretty much the reverse of this: (MTB arms with road spider/rings)
btw.. you mentioned medium cage would work for the RD... but i see if i'm running this combo 38/24t & 11/36t, SRAM suggest to use long cage.
could it be they are just being conservative?
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