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Mtn bikes drive train on gravel bike

Old 01-19-15, 11:41 AM
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Mtn bikes drive train on gravel bike

Is any one running mtn bike berailers on their drop bar gravel bike? Thinking about bout going with gevenalle GX shifters on an 1x10 gravel bike build. Just curious if anyone has this set up and if there are any tuning issues.
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I'm running a 11-36 10-speed cassette (SRAM) with a Deore XT RD-M772 9-speed deraileur, and 10-speed 105 brifters. The combo was easy to tune and shifts great. As the RD is only rated to a 34t cog, adjustment of the B-screw is a somewhat touchy, but does work fine.
Some of the Gevenalle GX shifters claim to work with the newer Shimano 10-speed mountain deraillerus, which won't work with 10-speed road shifters. If so, that gives you a much bigger selection of RD's to choose from.
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I can't comment on the Gevenalle GX shifters, but I do have the older CX shifters on my CX/gravel bike. I initially had a user error where I over-tightened the rear shifter causing it not to release correctly after a shift. Since fixing that it has shifted perfectly. I would expect the same of the GX models. It's a very simple system with very little you can do to screw it up (though obviously I managed to find something).
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SRAM 2x10 on dual use gravel/MTB here. Apex ergo shifters with 10sp MTB derailleurs. Works great, all SRAM's 10 speed stuff uses the same cable pull ratios.
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