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    10-36 Cassette XX1 without 42 ring

    Hi all,

    considering these many different drivetrain options I wonder if a xx1 (or x01) cassette can be mounted without the 42 ring?

    I just realized that a 10-36 cassette with a 32/24 front rings would be my dream choice. Probably the little shift in the chain line would be acceptable too.

    Any xx1 owners who can comment on this?

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    10-36 Cassette XX1 without 42 ring

    Quote Originally Posted by mansy View Post
    Hi all,

    considering these many different drivetrain options I wonder if a xx1 (or x01) cassette can be mounted without the 42 ring?

    I just realized that a 10-36 cassette with a 32/24 front rings would be my dream choice. Probably the little shift in the chain line would be acceptable too.

    Any xx1 owners who can comment on this?
    No. All of the drive splines are on the 42t cog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    No. All of the drive splines are on the 42t cog.
    Thanks...!

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    Mansy, if you are not committed to XX1 or X01, you could achieve the same gear range by combining a 24/38 or 22/36 crankset with a 10-speed 11-36 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillTheGreat View Post
    Mansy, if you are not committed to XX1 or X01, you could achieve the same gear range by combining a 24/38 or 22/36 crankset with a 10-speed 11-36 cassette.
    Well I do know that. In my opinion it is however not only about the overall bandwidth of the drivetrain but also about staying as much as possible on one front ring without shifting in the front.
    In my experience I can really do 90% of the ride with the 32 - 11/36 combo. I would love to have what I currently achieve with 42/13 and don't want to loose the 24/36.
    Having a 10/36 cassette will do all what I mentioned before.
    Additionally I have my second thoughts about having a 14 tooth difference between the 2 front rings. You really need to shift lots of gears in the back to compensate this.
    However I do agree that 36/24 in the front would come very close.

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    what about mounting a 11-36 on an XD body and adding a 10 teeth cog. Is this possible? That would actually be even better

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    10-36 Cassette XX1 without 42 ring

    Quote Originally Posted by mansy View Post
    what about mounting a 11-36 on an XD body and adding a 10 teeth cog. Is this possible? That would actually be even better
    There are only two cassettes that fit the XD driver. Both are SRAM 10-42 11-speed.
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