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    Sram NX 1x11 vs NX Eagle 1x12

    Pros - cons? Worth the cost?

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    I would say it's worth it, my bike is 1◊11 and I just demoed a nx 1◊12 for 3 days and it makes a bigger difference then you would think. There's a bigger range on the top and bottom end so you don't max out going down hill nearly as fast, plus you can climb anything

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    If you don't need 1x12, 1x11 is fine. If you need the range, get 1x12.
    I don't know, is it worth it to you?

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    What's wrong with your current 11spd setup? I just don't get all the fuss, I'm still quite happily on 10spd and only made that switch from 9spd 2 years ago Current setup includes a 2x10 with 24/36 rings and 11-36 cassette on my 33lb FS 29er and a 1x10 32t ring/13-42 cassette on my rigid 29+, with an emergency 24t installed on the crank, but no FD, just in case, but can't really use my 2 largest cogs running 3" tyres anyways, so the 32-42 is my lowest/easiest gear anyways. FYI, I love climbing.
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    I dont see the point with 50cog on 650b wheels. On 29 yes, but 650b climb so much better in steep and or chunky. I am in co front range, steep and rocky is typical here and my max rear is 42, but honestly 95% of time i stay in 36. Now this summer i demoed bunch of 29ers and the sluggishnes of bigger wheels forced me to use 46 and 50 a lot. 32 front on all bikes.

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    I've been riding Sram NX 1-11 11-42 for about 3 months now with a 32t oval chainring and i can tell you the range its limited, there are very rare special cases (22% climbs) where the range just isn't there to climb, and i assure its not an issue of "get good". Nevertheless i will fix it changing the cassete to a 11-46 sunrace. That way i boost my range and i don't need new components.
    11-50 with 32 chainring sounds for climbing walls
    Just my two cents here!

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    11 through 42 on the 12 speed is the same as the 11 speed. All SRAM did is add the 50T. So if you need the 50T...the get the 12 speed...or you can do what some of the other guys are recommending and get a 11sp 11-46 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan1321 View Post
    I've been riding Sram NX 1-11 11-42 for about 3 months now with a 32t oval chainring and i can tell you the range its limited, there are very rare special cases (22% climbs) where the range just isn't there to climb, and i assure its not an issue of "get good". Nevertheless i will fix it changing the cassete to a 11-46 sunrace. That way i boost my range and i don't need new components.
    11-50 with 32 chainring sounds for climbing walls
    Just my two cents here!
    with 11-42 and 32 front you will be fine on 20% grades. if you need more range get 10-42 cassette.

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