Switching to 1x11 Touring Setup with 11-50 Cassette

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HugoDrax
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by HugoDrax

Good evening, and thank you for reading my post!

I am in the process of looking into switching my touring bike over to 1x11 from a current 3x9 arrangement.

I would like to reduce weight for faster gravel rides and maintain my lower gears while giving up some of my upper gearing.

I would like to do a 32 or 34 tooth front chain ring with an 11-50, 11 speed cassette while using road shifters.

Would a SRAM 22 road shifter work with an Eagle 12 speed deralleur to pull the chain properly into gear?

Has anyone figured out how to get a 1x11 with a 50t rear to work with road shifters?

Thank you for your help!

tonytourist
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by tonytourist

Why not use an 11 speed cassette with the 11 speed shifters?
https://garbaruk.com/11-speed-xd.html
I don't know what the cage option does, but it would probably be wise to get it.
I think with a 36 and 10-50 you'd have a wide range of gears, just depends on if you can deal with the gear jumps or not.

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HugoDrax
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by HugoDrax

Thank you!

After looking at the derailleur cages they appear to be for mountain bike derailleurs only.

Would a mountain derailleur work with a road shifter?

Overall, I do not mind what parts are used, but I would like to get a 50 tooth rear with a road shifter if possible.

Jengaback
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by Jengaback

With a wolftooth tan pan you can use a Shimano 11 road shifter with a Shimano 11 rear mech
https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan


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Marin
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by Marin

HugoDrax wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:57 am
reduce weight
Did you check the weights of available 11-50 cassettes? They are boat anchors.

10-42 or 9-44 will have better range and much better weight, but you'll need an XD freehub.

ooo
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by ooo

36-22x11-32 vs 1x11: 22/32 = 0.6875 vs 34/50 = 0.68
36-22x11-34 vs 1x11: 22/34 = 0.6471 vs 32/50 = 0.64
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morganb
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by morganb

SRAM Road 22 won't work with an Eagle derailleur. As far as I know there isn't even a cable pull converter out there that will make it kind of work. It won't work with regular 11 mountain but it will work with SRAM 10 speed mountain derailleurs.

HugoDrax
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by HugoDrax

After doing some additional research I am curious to see if:

A- A SRAM Eagle derailleur has the same cable pull as an 11 speed SRAM derailleur?

B- If so, JTEK makes the Shiftmate 9 which allows a SRAM road shifter to work with a SRAM rear derailleur

I have not found anyone who has tried a SRAM 22 shifter with an Eagle derailleur and the Shiftmate to cover an 11-50/10-50/etc. cassette

Thank you all for your responses!

Slammed
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by Slammed

As far as I'm aware the only way you can run eagle with drops bars is with the Paul shifter adapter.

https://paulcomp.com/shop/components/sr ... r-adaptor/

I wouldn't use it for any sort of competitive riding but for touring I'd imagine it would work fine.

tonytourist
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by tonytourist

How about 1x11 with an E13 TRS cassette? 9/46 with a 34 up front should give you plenty of range.

Marin
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by Marin

Needs an XD driver too. Even the standard 10-42 would be better than an 11-50 in every respect.

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