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SRAM Force CX1 options / deals

mattbellmattbell Posts: 203
edited February 2018 in Road buying advice
I'm slowly building a gravel bike with SRAM Force 1x11, Flat mount discs.

It's proving v hard to find the correct shifter combo at a good price.

I need a Left hand brake (no shifter) with rear calliper and a Right hand brake with 11 speed shifting and front calliper.

The best deal I've found is this: https://www.merlincycles.com/sram-force ... 06754.html

This is actually Force 22 - I take it i could just not wire the left shifter.

The other option is to order the brakes in the non UK configuration (can I undo the hydraulic cables and convert back to UK convention) - Rear brake on left lever.

Thanks in advance.

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  • You can remove the shifter lever too, I think. That's all SRAM do anyway.
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  • mattbellmattbell Posts: 203
    Thanks think I’ll do that. Found this: https://youtu.be/o1dPerL9vBw
  • What gearing are you going for?

    I have 40t with 11-32. It's ok for CX, commuting, second bike, winter etc.

    But I reckon I could easily live with 1x on a summer bike a la the 3T thing. 50 with 11-36 seems a bit low for climbing serious hills, but 46/48 with 11/36 would be excellent.
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  • mattbellmattbell Posts: 203
    44 with 11-36. Primarily a hardy commuter with gravel potential. My commuter currently has 50/34 with 11-27. Changing chain rings is about £60 if I get it wrong. I spent quite a while on the gear calculator.
  • mattbell wrote:
    44 with 11-36. Primarily a hardy commuter with gravel potential. My commuter currently has 50/34 with 11-27. Changing chain rings is about £60 if I get it wrong. I spent quite a while on the gear calculator.

    Yeah, I used to have that same setup and it's absolutely fine. Never got left behind on the club run. In fact, club runs with 1x when I was on Schwalbe G-One 38c at the front and caning it past the others was often hilarious.
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  • mattbellmattbell Posts: 203
    That’s good to here I’ve got G one 35mm on order
  • ryan_w-2ryan_w-2 Posts: 1,162
    I’m running 44T 11/28T on my CX bike, have an 11/30 on the knobbly wheels.

    It’s fine for pretty much everything.

    But I’m happy climbing box hill in 53/25, so may not be for all.
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