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Sram 11 speed or 10 speed

Old 05-24-18, 07:46 PM
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Sram 11 speed or 10 speed

Which one would you want to have and why ??
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Old 05-25-18, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
Which one would you want to have and why ??
SRAM offers multiple 10 and 11 cog cassettes. More important than 10 or 11 to me would be which 10 or 11. The range is ultimately more important than the number of gears unless speed on mild terrain is the only consideration.

I live in a hilly place, so low gearing is important to me. I also have a perverse preference for 1x gearsets, making the low gearing even more important to me. Your intended use makes a difference. Also what do you intend to pair it with up front? 1x, 2x, 3x?

Looking at what bike companies are offering on new bikes might give a feel for what they are seeing as best use for those gear sets. Breezer and Specialized, for example, have some nice 10 and 11 speed offerings on some of their new bikes.

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Old 05-25-18, 07:49 AM
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I have both. Rival 10spd on one bike and Red 22 11spd on the other. Love them both, but I echo what was said above. Make your gearing options the main focus and let the group fill it in. I will say that the Red 22 has been flawless in three years of riding and the full use of the gear range is nice. That bike is mid compact and 11-28 while the Rival is compact and 11-28.
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Old 05-25-18, 08:18 AM
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I have both as well, and both have been great. Both are compact cranks with 11x28 cassettes. I live in the mountains. I like the gear range of the 11sp. My wife currently rides Rival 11sp with mid-compact cranks and 11x28 cassette. She's very happy with that, but she doesn't do a lot of big climbs like I do.
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Old 05-25-18, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
Which one would you want to have and why ??
You first, I'm not buying a bike like that, are you?




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Old 05-25-18, 09:05 AM
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Which one would you want to have, and why?
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Old 05-25-18, 10:28 AM
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Shimano 11 speed Dura-Ace or Ultegra preferably Di2. No SCRAM needed.
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Old 05-25-18, 10:31 AM
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At this point in time, if I were getting a new bike, it would be 11 speed. (which I did). If I rebuilt an old bike, I'd get 11 speed. (I did). If I already have a 10 speed gear train, I wouldn't be bothered to update it just to get one more gear. (got one of those too)

It's still pretty easy to get parts for 10 speed drive-trains, it doesn't bother me at all to continue using them. My wife is still enjoying her 9 speed triple.
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Old 05-25-18, 11:01 AM
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I have a pair of 1st gen Red 10 speed levers that have been on multiple bikes. Currently on a "spare parts bin build" CX bike with a DA 7800 FD and a Force RD. Works flawlessly.

But if I were getting a new bike today it would be WiFli.
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Old 05-25-18, 04:28 PM
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11 speed comes with hydro discs in the lower groups sets, 10 speeds were mostly cable discs. Although 10 speed is easier to set up for 2x 10
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Had Rival 10 with a 11-28 and not have Red eTap with a 11-28. The extra gear really helps close the gap between gears.
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Is wifli only applied to the rear deraillure.

I have seen sram hydro shifters , are they for disc brakes only ? Are they shifting the gears with a hydrolic line. I would assume they are for the brakes only , so do people run rim brakes hydrolic style or just disc ?

I was thinking

Red cranks gxp older style
red cassete not sure which one
kogel bb90 road
force or rival rear mech maybe wifli to run 32 cog
force or rival shifters ( i dont think i need red i don't know the difference in performance, I know red is the highest quality mechanical)
not sure on cables
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wifli is just the medium cage RD, can be used with any set of shifters up front.
hydro is for the brakes only and usually only disk brakes. I think hydro rim brakes HAVE been used but not lately.
back in the 10 speed days, (and this is a bit foggy to me but it caused me to get red shifters with the rest of my force lineup at the time) the red shifters have no lag in the takeup for either derailleur. Force only had it on one side. I don't recall what they called it and I'm not even sure it's that big of a deal anyway.
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Old 05-26-18, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wsteve464 View Post
11 speed comes with hydro discs in the lower groups sets, 10 speeds were mostly cable discs. Although 10 speed is easier to set up for 2x 10

Yeah, I'd imagine that 11-speed is hard to set up as a 2x10.
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i usually build with 8 speed on a subcompact double or a normal triple. would hate to be replacing 11 speed chains and cassettes.
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Old 05-27-18, 09:52 PM
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I have a 7 8 9 and 10 speed bike they all sit at 11 or 12 tooth so i have felt all the standard combos i have even run a 80s 5 speed bike for a time . i never been one to say hey i need more gears . i just like different bikes.

id be happy with 8 speeds 11 25 or 11 32 is just fine by me , but im committed to going all sram i have shimano too just want more sram,
i reall like it more . but do they have top of the line 8 speed 9 speed i think i saw some on their web page .

oh man now im even more unsure . whomp whomp!!!
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