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FC-RX810 48/31 Crankset install

Old 12-14-19, 01:26 PM
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FC-RX810 48/31 Crankset install

Iíll be installing my FC-RX810 48/31 on my Canyon Endurace this week. The bike now has a Ultegra R8000 50/34 with an 11-32 cassette. I rarely pedal at speeds higher than 35mph and I like the idea of staying on the big ring except on longer climbs of 5% or more. There are numerous 10-15% climbs in my area, so the 31/32 low gear will allow me to stay seated and spin my way to the top.


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I think you will be quite happy with this. I bought the cheaper one, and it works flawlessly with my Ultegra stuff.
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Do you have the GRX working with an Ultegra derailleur?
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I’m going to install the matching RX-810 derailleur immediately. The R8000 front derailleur is shaped 53-50 chainrings while the RX-810 is for 50-46 chainrings. The RX-810 chainrings are approximately 2mm further offset from the center than the R8000 chainrings, this is another consideration. The RX-810 front derailleur provides for this wider chain line.
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Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
Do you have the GRX working with an Ultegra derailleur?
Yes. (Di2 Ultegra front and back, 46/30T GRX crankset, the front derailleur is clamp-mounted, and I had to crank down on the H-limit screw to the full extent, but it works great).
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I’m going to install the matching RX-810 derailleur immediately. The R8000 front derailleur is shaped 53-50 chainrings while the RX-810 is for 50-46 chainrings. The RX-810 chainrings are approximately 2mm further offset from the center than the R8000 chainrings, this is another consideration. The RX-810 provides for this wider chain line.
If you haven't already bought the GRX derailleur, you might want to give the one you have a chance first. (In my case, with Di2, replacing the front derailleur would necessitate replacing the rear derailleur as well, which would have been very costly, so I did the experiment, knowing I could go back to my White Industries 46/30T crank if it didn't work as well, but fortunately that wasn't an issue.)

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The mechanical GRX derailleur is relatively easy on the wallet. If I had Di2, I’d certainly give the Ultegra a try.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
The mechanical GRX derailleur is relatively easy on the wallet. If I had Di2, I’d certainly give the Ultegra a try.
My shop installed the GRX 48-31 on my bike, and it did not function well with the original Ultegra FD...Needed to put on the GRX FD with the matching offset to shift properly with the GRX crankset. However, the Ultegra RD (8050) works fine with the setup.

Side note, but I have the best shop on the planet: this gear was on a four or five month old bike, and they swapped in the new bits and only charged me the extra cost over the original components; so, for instance, I think the new FD only cost me about $15.
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Speaking of money, Iím very happy with the price and 10 day delivery time from https://www.tweekscycles.com/us/

Shimano GRX RX810 11-Speed Chainset - Double

SKU: MADFCRX8102E81
Crank Arm Length175mm 1 $180.83

Subtotal: $180.83
Delivery: $6.95
Grand Total: $187.78

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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Speaking of money, Iím very happy with the price and 10 day delivery time from https://www.tweekscycles.com/us/

Shimano GRX RX810 11-Speed Chainset - Double

SKU: MADFCRX8102E81
Crank Arm Length175mm 1 $180.83

Subtotal: $180.83
Delivery: $6.95
Grand Total: $187.78
Got mine for $179 free delivery from Western bike works when they had a sale last week. Competitive cyclist has a 20% off one item now, which would be the same price and delivered free.
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  1. Looking correct, this is a functional and aesthetic improvement over the Ultegra

    Crankarm a clears the chain easily while on the big chainring and small cog

    Chain line on the small-small combination. No contact or interference

    Derailleur arm while on the small-small combination

    Derailleur arm on the big-big combination

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Why run the front DR so high? I normally have mine much closer to the big ring / lower.
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Originally Posted by srode1 View Post
  1. Why run the front DR so high? I normally have mine much closer to the big ring / lower.

There is a correct amount of clearance. The cage moves downward while shifting, reducing the gap to about 1mm.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post

There is a correct amount of clearance. The cage moves downward while shifting, reducing the gap to about 1mm.
That's the gap I try to set up for, the picture looks bigger but must be the angle or its like you said the cage further out not over the big ring.
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That's the gap I try to set up for, the picture looks bigger but must be the angle or its like you said the cage further out not over the big ring.
If you could actually see what your discussing, you would see youíre over-analyzing a bit. To paraphrase Groucho Marx: ď(online discussions) is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remediesĒ.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
If you could actually see what your discussing, you would see you’re over-analyzing a bit. To paraphrase Groucho Marx: “(online discussions) is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies”.
Huh? Not sure how this applies to my response, but ok if you say so.
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