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    1x11 Chain line on Slash 2016 SUCKS!

    Im new to the 1x11 world. I cant believe the chain line and how it is not straight in the lowest gear IT looks like a bent twig. Changes at front ring then at rear large cog. Is this how they all work or is something wrong?
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    Chainline is usually straight more or less to the center of the cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Chainline is usually straight more or less to the center of the cassette.
    Yes, if by more or less you mean ~5mm. Cassette chainline is ~45mm and most cranksets are somewhere around 50mm, which does kind of suck IMO.

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    This is why I have been running a smaller front rings to avoid climbing with the 42t too often.


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    ...and since both the front ring and the 42t cog are aluminum, prepare to see crazy wear if you ride steeps constantly. I wore both out in under 8 months on my Niner 1x setup.

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    yup, with a 1x system, you want to choose your chainring size so that you spend more time in the middle of the cassette with a straighter chainline.

    Depending on the crankset and bb you have, you may be able to adjust the chainline some.

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    Oh. how would adjust it? I ran a 30T primary today to do what you said. worked a little better. I guess I will be changing rings based on where I ride.

    Thnaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    yup, with a 1x system, you want to choose your chainring size so that you spend more time in the middle of the cassette with a straighter chainline.
    I think it's always best to size the chainring so you're usually in the middle of the cassette, it's just too bad the chain isn't straight when you're there.

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    Well I guess as long as SRAMano keeps tacking on another roadie-spaced gear, and people continue buying this stuff, then yeah chainlines are gonna suck.

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    I have a RF Next SL crank that had a RF 28t NW ring and the chainline wasn't great with 1x10. Yesterday I installed XT 11 speed and replaced the RF ring with a Garbaruk Cinch Melon 28t elliptical ring. The Garbaruk ring sits inboard more than the stock RF and has a 47mm chainline. Chainline looks good now.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMH22 View Post
    Oh. how would adjust it? I ran a 30T primary today to do what you said. worked a little better. I guess I will be changing rings based on where I ride.
    Thnaks
    Depends on your crank, BB type and BB shell width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Garbaruk Cinch Melon 28t elliptical ring.
    WTF...It might be because its early on Monday morning, but this sounds more like some Lord Of The Rings weapon than it does a bike part.

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    It may sound odd, Garbaruk is the guy's name, but it works great and quality looks spot on.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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