Factor LS 2021 AXS

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req110
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by req110

Let me show you my secondary bike, a gravel bike.
Size 54cm, i am 181cm, inseam 86.5, saddle height around 755mm. Stem 10cm.

Frame: Factor LS

Groupset: Sram Force AXS, except few mods
Rotors: Galfer wave road centerlock 160/140
RD cage: Garbaruk RD cage to accept up to 52 cassette, but that does not work properly, so i use
Cassette: Sram Force XPLR 10-44 (or Eagle X01 10-50)
Crankset: Sram Red Dub 175mm + Sram Pressfit 79mm DUB
Chain: Sram X01

Wheelset: Zipp 303s CL XDR
Tires: Continental Terra Speed 700x40
Sealant: 2x 40ml Stans No Tubes

Cockpit: Farsports F1 400x100
Bartape: Acros Mellow + Ciclovation Suede Touch

Seatpost: MCFK 420mm, 0mm offset
Saddle: S-Works Power ARC 155mm (i would prefer 143mm)

Pedals: Bontrager Comp MTB
Cages: Bontrager XXX (using with Camelback Podium, haven't dropped it yet)

Weight is really variable, it's roughly around 7.9kg, but i need to do some further measurments.
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by robbosmans

That derailleur doesn’t look right

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by CamW

Agreed, it looks odd. Like maybe the B-Screw isn't properly sitting on the little nubbin on the derailleur hanger.

req110
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by req110

It is ok.

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Great bike, skip the extension part and it will look better and still work great with the XPLR cassette. Am using that myself :)

Why not a flattop chain as the cassette is made for?

req110
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by req110

This Garbaruk RD cage is ok, it does not look odd, it's just crunched while resting on smallest cog.

Chain is X01 because i was using eagle 10-50 cassette before.

Let me elaborate about extension part.

req110
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by req110

I have just removed the extender from garbaruk RD cage, good point, thank you. Not much difference in the look of the bike, but I like removing unnecessary parts :)

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Some people need to learn how to build a bike...

RD isn't mounted correctly.

Should look like the attached.

40c tyres also need at least 60ml of sealent in them.
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req110
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by req110

The RD was mounted on extender (Garbaruk G-Link, part of the scope of "GARBARUK derailleur cage system SRAM eTap AXS 12-speed for cassettes up to 52 teeth" which i have) because I was using wheelset with 10-50 cassette alternatively, and it was even more necessary there.

Seems G-link part can be skipped when using 10-44 cassette, as cerro suggested, so i have done that yesterday.

Sealant is dependant on how often I am switching tires, and I do this often.

req110
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by req110

Obsession with numbers made me purchase Quarq Dzero 5x110, with 40T Absolute Black oval chainring.
I was struggling to find a tutorial on which position should be the chainring, so i alligned it based on pictures on their site and instagram. Hope it's fine, i will have a ride maybe tommorow, since i need to tune my new MTB.
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by mcal8055

I need an update on how the Eagle derailleur performs with an XPLR cassette. I've considered it with my Ratio kit, but highly doubt it actually works well.

req110
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by req110

There is no eagle RD on this bike. I have Force AXS with Garbaruk cage + XPLR cassette.
I don't see why XX1 Eagle AXS shouldn't work on this bike.

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by mcal8055

req110 wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:10 am
There is no eagle RD on this bike. I have Force AXS with Garbaruk cage + XPLR cassette.
I don't see why XX1 Eagle AXS shouldn't work on this bike.
Wow, my bad! The positioning of that Force derailleur threw me off. I have a Garbaruk cage on my Eagle RD and I guess I thought it was the same.

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req110 wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:10 am
There is no eagle RD on this bike. I have Force AXS with Garbaruk cage + XPLR cassette.
I don't see why XX1 Eagle AXS shouldn't work on this bike.
Have you tried this setup with a 10-33 or 10-36 cassette? I just ordered my Garbaruk cage and want to have two sets of wheels. Trying to figure out my second cassette.

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req110
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by req110

I think i tried my other wheelset out of curiosity, that has 10-33 and it was working fine.

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