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1 x group set up
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Hello Guys

Going 1x on my TT, got a cheapo china narrow-wide but just ordered a bigger QXL rotor ring (fond of ovals)
So my question is:
If I use a non-NarrowWide-nonsingle spaced ring (like the rotor Q ring) can I get by with a regular road RD (sram) or should I use a sram 1x I have laying around from my cross bike.

I would be going from NWide + Road RD to RoadChainring + clutch'd RD. Always half-ass'in a system I know, trying to keep it in a budget.
Lastly : should I attempted to machine the Qring to make it more "centered" ?

Many thanks
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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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why not just get a proper narrow wide oval ring from Wolf Tooth or Absolute Black?
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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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Rotor makes a 52T QX1 and Aerocoach offer 52T, 54T and 58T oval narrow/wide chainrings.
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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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Narrow-wide is more important than a clutched RD. If you had to choose one, it should be but proper chainring.

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Re: 1 x group set up [doublea334] [ In reply to ]
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thanks for the input, Woolftooth and ABlack dont make any 130 bcd options so those are out of the picture. I could either do Aerocoach or Rotor QX1 (which seems a bit hard to find), both options still being very pricey, so no point of using a clutch rd?
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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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You don't NEED a clutch RD. I have been rolling with 1x for the last 2 seasons with a normal short cage Red RD. But I have always used a Narrow Wide chainring. Last season went with 50 tooth 110 BCD but this year am going with 52 tooth 130 BCD. SRAM makes a lot of different sizes of their X-Sync chainrings.

https://www.sram.com/...lh5rfrxrfr15ugfeca0t

Not sure if you're looking for something more specific though.

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Re: 1 x group set up [jrielley] [ In reply to ]
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@jrielley Thanks man, I currently have a round NW 50t, pretty fan of the oval rings (getting a regular one in 54t) seems like their isn't any cheap options for NW ovals.... was hoping the clutch would make up for a half-sketchy set up
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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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It might but never used an oval ring so not sure. Good luck though!

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Re: 1 x group set up [mmiloou] [ In reply to ]
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Gotta ask... what is a narrow wide chainring??
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Re: 1 x group set up [spookini] [ In reply to ]
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spookini wrote:
Gotta ask... what is a narrow wide chainring??


I could try to describe it, but a picture makes it easier to understand.




This type of front chainring is less likely to drop a chain because of how it engages the links (narrow teeth engage the narrow chain gaps, wide teeth engage the wide chain gaps)


Last edited by: gary p: Nov 14, 17 16:15
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