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    Testing: OneUp Components 42T

    I don't know about anyone else, but after riding Alien Run with snow on the ground, I realized that I don't have the gearing (or the legs, or the lungs) to make some of the tougher ascents on the East end of the loop, even with the 30T N/W up front. On my way up to the cliff-face, I was in the 36T gear, leaving me NOTHING for the biggest climb.
    I have been reading up on this wonder, and see a lot of mixed reactions toward this component, so I believe the only real test is to actually get one, and give it a try. As of right now, January shipments are already sold out, so I am not sure of a true delivery date on my purchase.
    One other thing I will be doing is changing out another cog so the jump from 15 to 19 is smoother, probably a 16T from Miche. Of all the reading I have done over the last two weeks, this should make an acceptable change in making the gearing 11-13-16-19-21-24-28-32-36-42.
    People are freaking out over cost, but I figure if I can get that climb in without walking, that is a hundred bucks well spent. Another concern is
    freehub durability using this 42T, as there is more torque on this sprocket than any of the other cogs. Since this is machined aluminum with a 4mm seat, I don't see it being an issue on the freehub, but only time will tell. Once the product arrives, I will update the thread with an install, and give my .02 cents with the overall performance.

    Anyone else going to take the leap?

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    I thought about one of these for my 35 pound all mountain bike...I am still going to wait and see what owners say who actually get one of these and install them and get some real time out on the trail with them...the cost is a little pricey but if it works and there are no compatibility issues with certain drive trains I may be in on one...

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    As far as compatibility, it will work with X5, X7, X9, XT, and XTR cassettes. Nothing else is listed on the site, so YMMV.

    I did get a confirmation on the order, with expected ship date of mid-January. Still very vague, but that is better than getting nothing at all - plus expected sell-out date is 1/4. The black ring is sold out for February, with an expected ship date of TBD. Time will tell, so right now, I am in a "hurry up and wait" scenario. As far as price, sure 100 clams is steep, but not as steep as upgrading to XX1. So far, this is the only component that I have paid MSRP for on the Goblin - they are no longer accepting the discount email code due to high demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    I did get a confirmation on the order, with expected ship date of mid-January. Still very vague, but that is better than getting nothing at all - plus expected sell-out date is 1/4. The black ring is sold out for February, with an expected ship date of TBD.
    Thanks for looking guys. I just wanted to clarify that we are currently taking orders for a 1-Feb delivery of green and a 27-Feb delivery of black. We are not taking orders for TBD ship dates. The demand has been strong as this backlog shows but we're working to get ahead of it.

    Shipping info will be updated here as nessesary:

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    I've been considering this route too. I'm just concerned that my short cage may not work with it. It's an x9 type 2 with a Shimano 11-36 XT cassette. From what I've read it would be close but there should be just enough capacity (31T) to run a short cage on a 1x10. Am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    I've been considering this route too. I'm just concerned that my short cage may not work with it. It's an x9 type 2 with a Shimano 11-36 XT cassette. From what I've read it would be close but there should be just enough capacity (31T) to run a short cage on a 1x10. Am I wrong?
    All of the tests were done with long and medium cage derailleurs, nothing mentioned at all about the short cage compatibility. It may be wise to contact OneUp and get their opinion on using a short cage.

    Here is a quote from their page:

    What rear derailleurs are compatible with the OneUp Adapter?

    Most medium or long cage 10 speed mountain rear derailleurs will work. We are working to populate a complete list of preferred models. As with any cassette you need to check that your rear derailleur has enough capacity.


    From how it reads, I gather the short cage would not have enough capacity ... but I would still contact them to see.

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    Yeah, I saw that page. The total capacity needs to be at least 31 (42-11). Thing is, I'm reading conflicting info on the capacity of a short cage SRAM X9. For a short cage I've read everything from 25T to 32T. If 32 is right, it will work. If it's much less, it won't.

    You're right. I should just call them.

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    We don't recommend short cage rear derailleurs. They may work on some low chain growth or HT frame designs but will get you into trouble on other full sus setups.

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    Got it. So it is an official "maybe" but not necessarily recommended on my HT 1x10 with an 11-36?

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    LOL - well, I guess when you venture into unknown territory, you will never know until you take that first leap. I guess worst case scenario is it won't work, but with the demand for this ring, I don't think it would be difficult to sell it to someone else. There sure is a lot of hate for the green, though...

    BTW, is it just me or does it creep anyone else out that OneUp is lurking here? LOL - I can understand though, as I am sure they do not want any misinformation circulating at product launch. Good topic of conversation for the long winter nights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    There sure is a lot of hate for the green, though...

    BTW, is it just me or does it creep anyone else out that OneUp is lurking here? LOL - I can understand though, as I am sure they do not want any misinformation circulating at product launch. Good topic of conversation for the long winter nights!
    The green haters must be having some bad St Paddy's Day flashbacks.

    As for Oneup's lurkmanship...let me tell youuuu...it'sh freakin me out man. Bet they got info from the NSA, man....Black helicopters...moon landing....JFK....CIA...Cabbage Patch Dolls...toke, toke, Toke, TOKE.

    Got chips??

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    Notwithstanding my last post, I kinda like it when manufacturers have a rep to answer questions on a forum. Seems super responsive.

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    I have just received my 11-36 cassette. I am going to install it soon and see how that helps but I will most likely be in the market for a One-UP soon. My bike is green so it will look good and hopefully my wait time will be down. 30 tooth RF NW on the front.
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    Think it is pretty cool that a company is active with potential custoners on forums.

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    Ha ha. Sorry for lurking in the shadows.

    We're just looking to answer as many questions as we can about this product. On top of that we can glean a lot of info from you guys to make future products better.

    Thanks for your interest. Hit us up at info@oneupcomponents.com if you have any questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
    Ha ha. Sorry for lurking in the shadows.

    We're just looking to answer as many questions as we can about this product. On top of that we can glean a lot of info from you guys to make future products better.

    Thanks for your interest. Hit us up at info@oneupcomponents.com if you have any questions.
    I just did a RaceFace 30T 1x10 on my Shimano XT Shadow Plus setup. I am now thinking about adding the OneUp 42T (and swapping in a 16T for the existing 15/17T).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    The green haters must be having some bad St Paddy's Day flashbacks.

    As for Oneup's lurkmanship...let me tell youuuu...it'sh freakin me out man. Bet they got info from the NSA, man....Black helicopters...moon landing....JFK....CIA...Cabbage Patch Dolls...toke, toke, Toke, TOKE.

    Got chips??
    Hmmm... nope, but I have pretzels!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTx View Post
    Think it is pretty cool that a company is active with potential custoners on forums.
    Agreed!

    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiantsfan View Post
    I have just received my 11-36 cassette. I am going to install it soon and see how that helps but I will most likely be in the market for a One-UP soon. My bike is green so it will look good and hopefully my wait time will be down. 30 tooth RF NW on the front.
    Nice! Race Face is doing quite well in the 30T dept, they are getting harder to find at a decent cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
    Ha ha. Sorry for lurking in the shadows.

    We're just looking to answer as many questions as we can about this product. On top of that we can glean a lot of info from you guys to make future products better.

    Thanks for your interest. Hit us up at info@oneupcomponents.com if you have any questions.
    I didn't mean it in a bad way - more of a joke, I just found it rather surprising to see such a quick response from a rep on a different manufacturers board. So far, this is the only thread where this has happened - I put up a bunch of components, and OneUp is the only one that has a response. You hear that Crank Bros. - FSA - RaceFace - Garmin - Origin8 - Maxxis - Stans?

    BTW OneUp, you can always ship that ring a bit early, it wouldn't break my heart at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTx View Post
    Think it is pretty cool that a company is active with potential custoners on forums.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTx View Post
    Think it is pretty cool that a company is active with potential custoners on forums.
    Pretty smart on this forum too since we've become spoiled by/accustomed to great manufacturer feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    Pretty smart on this forum too since we've become spoiled by/accustomed to great manufacturer feedback.
    One of the reasons I keep following what Airborne is bringing to the market. When they bring out something that fits my current need or want....gonna snag it. I firmly believe in supporting a company that shows the support they do. Plus there are some really cool dudes on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyTx View Post
    One of the reasons I keep following what Airborne is bringing to the market. When they bring out something that fits my current need or want....gonna snag it. I firmly believe in supporting a company that shows the support they do. Plus there are some really cool dudes on this forum.
    +1 - I think we are in rare company here!

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    I just ordered mine as well. (Doing a 1x10 conversion with the narrow/wide 30T and an 11-36). I'm in for the Feb 24 shipment. Can't wait!

    (I have an XC bike with a long cage XT shadow plus right now. I'm hoping it'll be compatible.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    I just ordered mine as well. (Doing a 1x10 conversion with the narrow/wide 30T and an 11-36). I'm in for the Feb 24 shipment. Can't wait!

    (I have an XC bike with a long cage XT shadow plus right now. I'm hoping it'll be compatible.)
    The RD should be just fine, especially being long cage. What cassette are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    The RD should be just fine, especially being long cage. What cassette are you using?
    The Shimano XT CS-M771. It's on their website as compatible, and I actually ordered it before I even heard of the OneUp cog, so I got a bit lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    The Shimano XT CS-M771. It's on their website as compatible, and I actually ordered it before I even heard of the OneUp cog, so I got a bit lucky.
    NICE! That right there is called serendipity - It is just meant to be on your ride! Be sure to let us know how it all turns out - the more testing we can do the more the lurkers will have the intestinal fortitude to take the leap themselves. Pictures are encouraged as well!

    Will you be doing any modification to your cassette? IE - swapping out another cog (15T for 16T, etc.) to make the transition a bit easier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    I just did a RaceFace 30T 1x10 on my Shimano XT Shadow Plus setup. I am now thinking about adding the OneUp 42T (and swapping in a 16T for the existing 15/17T).
    I just ordered the OneUP 42T for the February shipment.

    Newbie question: what do I need to order to get a proper 16T cog to replace the 15T in my Shimano XT 11-36 cassette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    Got it. So it is an official "maybe" but not necessarily recommended on my HT 1x10 with an 11-36?
    The official answer is still "not recommended" as it is highly dependent on frame design. That said, this reviewer went with a Zee short cage and seems ok with his decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    I just ordered the OneUP 42T for the February shipment.

    Newbie question: what do I need to order to get a proper 16T cog to replace the 15T in my Shimano XT 11-36 cassette.
    You just need to swap out the 15T, using this - Miche Shimano 16t Middle/Final Position Cog, 8/9-Speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    You just need to swap out the 15T, using this - Miche Shimano 16t Middle/Final Position Cog, 8/9-Speed.
    Thank you very much. Does this mesh well and shift smoothly with the XT 11-36 cassette? The Spoke Mag review claimed their 16T was a bit clunky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    Thank you very much. Does this mesh well and shift smoothly with the XT 11-36 cassette? The Spoke Mag review claimed their 16T was a bit clunky.
    I roll SRAM, so I cannot say - plus I am like you, waiting on shipment of the OneUp 42T before I can make any kind of judgement. For five bucks though, it's worth a shot (for me). You could also try your LBS to see if they have one laying around somewhere as well that came off a Shimano cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    I roll SRAM, so I cannot say - plus I am like you, waiting on shipment of the OneUp 42T before I can make any kind of judgement. For five bucks though, it's worth a shot (for me). You could also try your LBS to see if they have one laying around somewhere as well that came off a Shimano cassette.
    Fair enough. Thanks for the answer and explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    ...There sure is a lot of hate for the green, though...
    Green works for me...



    Though, that being said, I just upgraded to a 1x10 setup...with a short cage. (-_-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warshade View Post
    Green works for me...

    Though, that being said, I just upgraded to a 1x10 setup...with a short cage. (-_-)
    Good looking ride Warshade! What bike is that?

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    Re: Testing: OneUp Components 42T

    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Good looking ride Warshade! What bike is that?
    Thanks! It's a 6point (fairly customized as one may tell...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warshade View Post
    Thanks! It's a 6point (fairly customized as one may tell...)

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    Sweet looking ride, I must say!



    Status update:

    New SRAM chain has shipped, along with the Miche 16T. Just waiting on confirmation on the 42T shipment! Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Sweet looking ride, I must say!



    Status update:

    New SRAM chain has shipped, along with the Miche 16T. Just waiting on confirmation on the 42T shipment! Yay!
    Which chain did you choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    Which chain did you choose?
    I went with the PC 1051, which is what came on the bike. I removed two links on the current chain and know that it will be way too short for the 42T. I figured if I take a new chain, I can use whatever links I need to have the proper length from my old chain. I may have a weak spot, but I think it will be ok. I measured chain stretch last night, and so far it is nil.

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    This inquiring minds type question is directed to OneUp.

    In regard to running a 2x10 setup with the OneUp cog, the OneUp website says, "We don’t recommend using anything smaller than a 26T granny. With the extra torque you’re making we wouldn't want you to damage your freehub."

    When you mention damaging the freehub, are you referring to the cog cutting into the freehub body or the freehub ratchet mechanism (pawls and teeth) becoming damaged? I ask this because I'm running a Hadley which uses a titanium freehub body, so I'm not too worried about the cog digging into the freehub body, but I am worried about the cog damaging the ratchet mechanism.

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    OOOH - good questioin markphx! If you do not see a response from OneUp, I would shoot them an email, and let us know what they say regarding this issue. The more informed we are, obviously the better decisions we can make when it comes to this upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markphx View Post
    This inquiring minds type question is directed to OneUp.

    In regard to running a 2x10 setup with the OneUp cog, the OneUp website says, "We don’t recommend using anything smaller than a 26T granny. With the extra torque you’re making we wouldn't want you to damage your freehub."

    When you mention damaging the freehub, are you referring to the cog cutting into the freehub body or the freehub ratchet mechanism (pawls and teeth) becoming damaged? I ask this because I'm running a Hadley which uses a titanium freehub body, so I'm not too worried about the cog digging into the freehub body, but I am worried about the cog damaging the ratchet mechanism.
    Sorry for the ambiguity. We are referring to the pawls and teeth. I know shimano hubs had issues when guys were running a 20T granny with 11-36 cassettes. A 26T w/ our 42T is roughly equivalent to a 22T w/ a regular 36T.

    If you have a beefy hub it likely isn't a problem. We're just trying to get people to think through their setups a bit before breaking something.

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    Hmm....
    http://m.vitalmtb.com/news/press-rel...Technology,927


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    Re: Testing: OneUp Components 42T

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    Hmm....
    http://m.vitalmtb.com/news/press-rel...Technology,927


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Uh oh....maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to stock up on race face rings!
    Yep! Good thing I already have another green one in reserve! Only difference I see is the top of the tooth profile being squared off instead of tapered like the RaceFace. This could get very interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    You just need to swap out the 15T, using this - Miche Shimano 16t Middle/Final Position Cog, 8/9-Speed.
    Is there a difference in thickness between the 8/9 speed and 10 speed cogs? I'm assuming there is because I've seen both version of the Miche 16T for sale. I was looking for a Shimano 16T 10 speed cog and they were all sold out or the prices had been jacked up 200-300%. I've also heard people were having more trouble shifting in/out of the Miche 16T than just leaving the 15T to 19T jump but I'm sure it depends on your specific drivetrain setup.

    EDIT - I guess it's just a difference in the spacer that is used. Going to go dig through the parts bin at my LBS to source a 16T!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayonays View Post
    Is there a difference in thickness between the 8/9 speed and 10 speed cogs? I'm assuming there is because I've seen both version of the Miche 16T for sale. I was looking for a Shimano 16T 10 speed cog and they were all sold out or the prices had been jacked up 200-300%. I've also heard people were having more trouble shifting in/out of the Miche 16T than just leaving the 15T to 19T jump but I'm sure it depends on your specific drivetrain setup.

    EDIT - I guess it's just a difference in the spacer that is used. Going to go dig through the parts bin at my LBS to source a 16T!
    You got it - just the spacer between the cogs. The only way to tell on how it is going to shift is actually trying it. I read tons of reviews, but the one I take to heart the most is the one I make for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Uh oh....maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to stock up on race face rings!
    I wonder if this means SRAM will go after RaceFace and Wolf to protect their IP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    I wonder if this means SRAM will go after RaceFace and Wolf to protect their IP.
    The thing is, it sounds like they haven't gotten a patent on this tech yet. Apparently they've applied, but it is still in the works.

    My bro-in-law is a patent attorney. He said that legal tangles often start this way; companies come up with an idea and begin to market it as soon as the bugs have been worked out. They aren't interested in a patent until:

    A) They've proved the marketability of the product
    B) Someone else starts to borrow their intellectual property

    They aren't pursuing this patent just to say that they did it. Once/If they get it, they will certainly force the marketplace to license the tech or face the legal consequences.

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    I highly doubt SRAM is the one to come up with the Narrow/Wide concept... if memory serves (which means squat...) John Deere was the first innovator of that idea - it just happened to trickle down to the bicycle world as natural evolution. Since drivetrains/ideas are changing so rapidly, someone is getting the notion that their Wheaties are getting peed on, and not happy about it. RaceFace may have a challenge on their hands since they are providing a solution to an expensive alternative N/W chainring (along with Wolf), and OneUp for providing a solution for those seeking the gearing range that only SRAM offers.

    The ONLY thing I see coming out of this is higher cost for the consumer. Sure, if you can afford an S-Works, no biggie. For those of us that ride on a budget, we are going to get the short (and chitty) end of the stick...

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    I'm guessing that SRAM is trying to patent how they implented the narrow/wide idea.

    If you look at the SRAM ring, compared to the RF ring, they're a bit different -from the tooth view and also if you look at them from the side.

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    But, are they different enough? In a world where the suspension curve is the line between legal and infringement, I'm betting that RaceFace will be okay.
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    But, are they different enough? In a world where the suspension curve is the line between legal and infringement, I'm betting that RaceFace will be okay.

    I sure hope so! If they went after anyone, you'd think they would go after wolf tooth. To my untrained eyes the WT rings look a lot more like the sram rings than the rf ones do

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    For sure - they appear to be very similar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    But, are they different enough? In a world where the suspension curve is the line between legal and infringement, I'm betting that RaceFace will be okay.
    I hope you're right. As long as RF, Wolf Tooth, and others are able to afford to defend themselves against the lawsuits that come, they may be just fine while the courts get it sorted out. If they aren't, just the threat of a protracted legal fight goes a long way towards giving SRAM what they want.

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    All I can say at this point, is that it looks like a hurry up and wait scenario. We can only speculate as to what is going to happen, sit back and watch as to what will be. I just hope that they keep the rider in mind, and not who stepped on who's toes. Doubtful that will happen... I just don't want to see it hurt a sport I truly enjoy being a part of.

    Of all the discussions on this board, I have to admit, this one is truly one for the books!

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    Alright, new chain has arrived and currently soaking to remove the sticky packing oil. The 16T is also here, patiently waiting for the 42T to show up so I can start the process.

    I checked on amazon, and prices for those cogs are going up - supply and demand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Alright, new chain has arrived and currently soaking to remove the sticky packing oil. The 16T is also here, patiently waiting for the 42T to show up so I can start the process.

    I checked on amazon, and prices for those cogs are going up - supply and demand!
    Let us know how the 16T cog works out. I ordered the one you suggested in Post #28 and should have it Monday, although I won't see my 42T for some time yet.
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    Yeah, that is the big hold up, hurry up and wait for the 42T to ship! The chain came out nice and clean - used a jug of very hot water and dish soap - rinsed - hit the chain with WD-40 to remove the final layer of crud - final rinse and dry. Ready for install and first lube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Yeah, that is the big hold up, hurry up and wait for the 42T to ship! The chain came out nice and clean - used a jug of very hot water and dish soap - rinsed - hit the chain with WD-40 to remove the final layer of crud - final rinse and dry. Ready for install and first lube!
    You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble and used Dawn dish soap (unless that's what you used), and WD-40 wouldn't be necessary. Every car detailer knows it is the best degreaser and wax stripper. Easy-peasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble and used Dawn dish soap (unless that's what you used), and WD-40 wouldn't be necessary. Every car detailer knows it is the best degreaser and wax stripper. Easy-peasy.
    That is exactly what I used - after getting 90 percent of the stuff off, there was still a white film coating the chain. That is when I hit it with a quick shot of the WD-40, ran it through my hands, rinsed and dried.

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    The first batch is starting to show up in customers hands. We'll post setups and experiences here and on Facebook as they roll ion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneUp View Post
    The first batch is starting to show up in customers hands. We'll post setups and experiences here and on Facebook as they roll ion.

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    YAY! I ran a lap at Seven Sisters today, and had to be in the 36T for the return climb. Made the climb back up, but looking forward to the 42T to fall back on in case I bonk out. Does that mean I should check my email to see my confirmation (end sarcasm)? Video of the Whoops is encoding now, video up soon!!

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    Anyone get one yet??? I should be getting one in the first few weeks of Feb. Still need to get a 10 speed shifter and cassette though... my XT 786 medium cage has been sitting on my kitchen counter mocking me for 3 weeks now.

    I switched from a 30t to a 34t N/W raceface in hopes of being able to get a higher gear once I have the 42 installed. Probably have to put the 30t on once I get back on my bike. Winter sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    You just need to swap out the 15T, using this - Miche Shimano 16t Middle/Final Position Cog, 8/9-Speed.

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    Thanks for this! I also have the 11-36 and was looking for the right part #.

    I'm in the Feb 24th batch - it seems so far off, arrrgh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Anyone get one yet??? I should be getting one in the first few weeks of Feb. Still need to get a 10 speed shifter and cassette though... my XT 786 medium cage has been sitting on my kitchen counter mocking me for 3 weeks now.

    I switched from a 30t to a 34t N/W raceface in hopes of being able to get a higher gear once I have the 42 installed. Probably have to put the 30t on once I get back on my bike. Winter sucks.
    I know what you mean, I have been staring at my 16T now for a while - but according to the site, I am in for the Feb 3rd ship - barely made the cut-off by only one day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    Thanks for this! I also have the 11-36 and was looking for the right part #.

    I'm in the Feb 24th batch - it seems so far off, arrrgh!
    No worries! At least the shipping on them is free now, or sort of. The cost of that 16T is what I paid with shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    I know what you mean, I have been staring at my 16T now for a while - but according to the site, I am in for the Feb 3rd ship - barely made the cut-off by only one day...
    I ordered mine on January 5th, missed it by one day, haha. Ah well, at least it's winter up here!
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    They sure are selling out, I am glad I ordered when I did!

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    YES! Finally received confirmation that the 42T is on it's way! Stay tuned for install and pics!

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    Same here! I thought it wasn't going to ship until the end of the month - woohoo!
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    ME TOO!!! Can't wait, I just received the 10 speed kit I need to make this happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    Same here! I thought it wasn't going to ship until the end of the month - woohoo!
    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    ME TOO!!! Can't wait, I just received the 10 speed kit I need to make this happen!
    NICE! See you guys on the other side, I will be tracking mine - sprung the extra three bucks for it, but that is only because I am horribly impatient after waiting four weeks for confirmation.

    BTW, put up lots of pics!

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    Really excited to see how this works out. Building up a new bike and even though its starting life as 3x8 (maybe Ghetto 1x8 so I dont have to buy an FD) I would like it to wind up 1x10 and I'm definitely going to need the 42t for the purpose of this bike.
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    YUS!!!! Package has arrived with a nice and shiny new 42T. I must admit, I was a bit taken back by the overall size of this thing - measures 6.75 inches across! Install pics will be up later tonight - Saturday's test ride will be at Seven Sisters to see how well I manage the hills.




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    I am now considering the General Lee 28-34-40 cog set. It is compatable with my SLX cassette and might make more sense. It would cost about as much for me as obtaining a XT cassette and the 42T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    YUS!!!! Package has arrived with a nice and shiny new 42T. I must admit, I was a bit taken back by the overall size of this thing - measures 6.75 inches across! Install pics will be up later tonight - Saturday's test ride will be at Seven Sisters to see how well I manage the hills.

    Looks great, can't wait to hear what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    I am now considering the General Lee 28-34-40 cog set. It is compatable with my SLX cassette and might make more sense. It would cost about as much for me as obtaining a XT cassette and the 42T.
    Have you read reviews on the General Lee??? FYI: $50 for xt cassette from merlincycles.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Have you read reviews on the General Lee??? FYI: $50 for xt cassette from merlincycles.com
    No. I just became aware of it this morning.

    I don't plan to do anything before I have a chance to do some riding on what I have. Since I went 1x10 I have had little chance to ride it, and have spent far more time on my road bike. The weather has wrecked havoc on the ability to hit the trails lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    YUS!!!! Package has arrived with a nice and shiny new 42T. I must admit, I was a bit taken back by the overall size of this thing - measures 6.75 inches across! Install pics will be up later tonight - Saturday's test ride will be at Seven Sisters to see how well I manage the hills.
    Mine showed up today as well, and I thought the same thing, haha. "Holy crap, this is huge!"

    Installing it tomorrow, can't wait!
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    Well the sprocket installed just fine, shifts well, but I need to get a longer B-Tension screw before it will shift into that big cog. No pictures either as the memory card keeps failing on me in the camera. So, the plan for the day is to hit Ja-Lu Fasteners and get a longer screw and then find another memory card.

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    You can take the screw out and screw it in the other side so the head will push on the frame.

    If you have a xt rd then take the screw out and remove the plastic washer and reinsert the screw all the way, that's what I did last night.

    I installed mine last night along with my new xt cassette, rd, shifters and chain. Everything was easy, except the chain wouldn't shift down because I accidentally put the chain on backwards. Once fixed it is working great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    You can take the screw out and screw it in the other side so the head will push on the frame.
    I hadn't thought of that - great idea! I will see if it will work that way at lunch. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Well the sprocket installed just fine, shifts well, but I need to get a longer B-Tension screw before it will shift into that big cog. No pictures either as the memory card keeps failing on me in the camera. So, the plan for the day is to hit Ja-Lu Fasteners and get a longer screw and then find another memory card.
    Regarding B-screw. Some derailleurs (typically Shimano) require more b-screw than is available in the stock setup. We recommend approaching this in two stages. First remove the b-screw washer and reinstall the screw – This should be enough for most setups. If additional tension is still needed we recommend reversing the b-screw and using the removed washer in its original position. We strongly recommend against installing a longer b-screw. If that length of screw is required it is far better to have the additional area of the screw head to avoid damage to the screw or stop. In addition, if the derailleur is hit in such a way as to bend the b-screw, removal of an unreversed screw will cause damage to your RD.

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    Well, I must be doing something very wrong - I cannot get enough throw to get over to the big gear. The problem is not the B-Tension screw... I have the low limit screw almost completely out, but the RD still will not reach over far enough. Going to have to tear it apart tonight and figure out where I am going wrong.

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    Soul-chicken, what derailleur are you running? Is your chain long enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Soul-chicken, what derailleur are you running? Is your chain long enough?
    Chain is long enough - brand new one actually. The RD is SRAM X7. I do not have the chain on it right now, I am trying to get the jockey wheel to line up with the big 42T, but I come up short - travel stops halfway between the 42 and 36 - wont go over any further. I thought that there wasn't a spacer between the hub and the big ring, but it seems like it needs it to get it correct.

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    You are supposed to put a spacer on your hub first, the one that comes with the cog, then the cog, assuming you have shimano.

    It's a 10 speed, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    You are supposed to put a spacer on your hub first, the one that comes with the cog, then the cog, assuming you have shimano.

    It's a 10 speed, right?
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    For Sram you put the spacer between the cog and cassette. It's printed on the cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Chain is most definately long enough - brand new one actually. I do not have the chain on it right now, I am trying to get the jockey wheel to line up with the big 42T, but I come up short - travel stops halfway between the 42 and 36 - wont go over any further. I thought that there wasn't a spacer between the hub and the big ring, but it seems like it needs it to get it correct.
    That is odd. The 42 *should* be sitting about where the 36 used to be. The stock cassette would have bottomed against the back of the freehub, right? If so, the new ring should be doing the same thing in which case the centerline of the ring should be very little different. If I back out the low "L" screw, mine will actually pass the low gear on the inward side. There should be plenty of throw....unless I am completely misunderstanding the problem.

    EDIT: Looks like you've got better advice here than my shoulder shrug. Good luck!

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    Note – If you are not familiar or not comfortable with bicycle drivetrain maintenance you may wish to consult your local bike shop for installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    For Sram you put the spacer between the cog and cassette. It's printed on the cog.

    Here are the instructions:OneUp Components - Instructions
    Yeah, I read through them already.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    That is odd. The 42 *should* be sitting about where the 36 used to be. The stock cassette would have bottomed against the back of the freehub, right? If so, the new ring should be doing the same thing in which case the centerline of the ring should be very little different. If I back out the low "L" screw, mine will actually pass the low gear on the inward side. There should be plenty of throw....unless I am completely misunderstanding the problem here.

    EDIT: Looks like you've got better advice here than my shoulder shrug. Good luck!
    Agreed - right off the bat the only thing I should have had to do was the B-Tension screw - but I also had to re-index the 11T. I will put the 36T back on first, and see how it all lines up - hell, I might have bent the RD hanger in my install process. It's all good, I will tear it all back down tonight and see where I am goofing up. Been quite a stressful week, not sure I had my head in the right place last night.

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    Here's mine, installed today. It goes on no problem with the B-Tension screw all the way in (without the spacer removed) on my XT Shadow Plus. I swapped out the 15T for a 16T as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    I swapped out the 15T for a 16T as well.
    What 16T did you use? I'm thinking of going this route but am curious what others have done.

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    I used a 16T from a SRAM 1070 cassette on my 1030...and my derailleur (XT Shadow Plus) did not like it. No matter how the derailleur was adjusted...it kept skipping. Put the 17T back...and the skipping stopped. The 16T came from a 11-23 road cassette. Maybe the teeth are cut different?

    IMO...the 16T did not make much of a difference in feel when pedaling when it did shift properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventh-777 View Post
    Here's mine, installed today. It goes on no problem with the B-Tension screw all the way in (without the spacer removed) on my XT Shadow Plus. I swapped out the 15T for a 16T as well.

    Looks great S777! Nice job - hopefully mine will be online for tomorrow.

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    Is the cable still attached at RD when adjusting the lower limit screw? Maybe too much tension. Only thing I can think of if everything else was installed correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Is the cable still attached at RD when adjusting the lower limit screw? Maybe too much tension. Only thing I can think of if everything else was installed correctly.

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    The cable is attached, and a great idea to add to the list. Feeling pretty stupid at the moment, especially when I only need to be 1% smarter than the task at hand...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayonays View Post
    What 16T did you use? I'm thinking of going this route but am curious what others have done.
    This one here, for Shimano. (Someone else in the thread recommended it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS VR6 View Post
    I used a 16T from a SRAM 1070 cassette on my 1030...and my derailleur (XT Shadow Plus) did not like it. No matter how the derailleur was adjusted...it kept skipping. Put the 17T back...and the skipping stopped. The 16T came from a 11-23 road cassette. Maybe the teeth are cut different?

    IMO...the 16T did not make much of a difference in feel when pedaling when it did shift properly.
    Mine is the same way. It doesn't skip, but it is quite a bit noisier than the rest of the chainring. I may end up tossing the 15 or 17 in there instead to see if it alleviates it.
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    Finally, the stars aligned and she went together with no problems. Not sure what I did wrong to begin with, but once I took it apart and put it back together, everything worked flawlessly. Crazy... So, yesterday's conditions were perfect for the 42T - lots of sandy mud and snow. Shifting was perfect, but never had the opportunity to try out the 16T as the trail conditions were very slow.








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    Finally, the stars aligned and she went together with no problems. Not sure what I did wrong to begin with, but once I took it apart and put it back together, everything worked flawlessly. Crazy... So, yesterday's conditions were perfect for the 42T - lots of sandy mud and snow. Shifting was perfect, but never had the opportunity to try out the 16T as the trail conditions were very slow.







    Dig that dude...like the camera mount also!

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    Wow that thing is huge. Looks bigger than the rotor! . How is it shifting?

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