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Make a Wolf Tooth 1x or buy a Sram 1x?

Old 04-06-18, 11:47 AM
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Make a Wolf Tooth 1x or buy a Sram 1x?

My newly acquired '15 Crux came equipped with an 11spd Sram Red group set with an S-Works 46/36 double carbon crankset. I'd like to try a 1x11 system for fun and it looks like I have two options:

1) Buy a Sram Force/Rival 1 X-Sync crankset w/ ring
2) Buy a Wolf Tooth chainring and 1x chainring bolts to use on existing crank

It looks like option 1 would be ~$100-175 (alloy Rival vs carbon Force) and option two is ~$100 and I keep carbon crank arms. Is the Wolf Tooth option going to be a far inferior workaround to doing a Sram 1x setup? Anything I'm totally missing?
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Old 04-06-18, 12:17 PM
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I went with option 2, the Wolf Tooth works just fine (at least, it has for me)....
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The Wolftooth chainrings work well. The one thing you need to be prepared for is minor adjustments to the chainline. The easiest way is usually where the chainring bolts to the crankset. The more complicated way is to adjust spacers at the bottom bracket. It may just bolt up with no fuss.
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Old 04-06-18, 05:55 PM
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Awesome, sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks!
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