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    Short Cage on 11-34 Single Ring

    Assuming a hardtail with single chainring, how's a short cage handle the range on an 11-34 cassette? I've only used them on 11-28s. Sram doesn't list the "capacity" on its web site. I thought derailleurs usually say how big a cassette they can handle.
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    Sram short cage listed at 23T capacity.

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    I have an x9 short cage on my 1x9 with 11-34 cassette and it works great.

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    Check out the 1x9 picture thread in Drivetrain forum, plenty of people running a short cage with 11-32/34 cassettes, I'll be doing the same when my new build is done.
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    Sure, short cage will work.
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    I run a short cage on my 2x9 set up, just have to pay attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    I have an x9 short cage on my 1x9 with 11-34 cassette and it works great.
    Same here. Works great, less slap.

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    I run a shortcage on both my bikes with a HammerSchmidt and 11/34 cassette. No problems. A few of my buddys run the same setup. No problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Assuming a hardtail with single chainring, how's a short cage handle the range on an 11-34 cassette? I've only used them on 11-28s. Sram doesn't list the "capacity" on its web site. I thought derailleurs usually say how big a cassette they can handle.
    SRAM does have that info, for some reason they just don't show it on their own site. BTI's page shows more detail, including a max cog size of 34t (ignore the long-cage photo)

    Then again, their rating are often conservative and even 36t cassettes work in real life

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    Sweet. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    I run a shortcage on both my bikes with a HammerSchmidt and 11/34 cassette. No problems. A few of my buddys run the same setup. No problems.
    +1, no problems, snappy shifting more clearance Ran 1x9 on my YBB for a while with the same shortcage 32t front ring.

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