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    Upgrading my Primer.

    For the upcoming season I'm doing a few upgrades to my Primer Bandit.

    One is Sram XX1 gold drive line with 170mm cranks to help cut down on pedal strikes. Has anyone switched to shorter cranks and actually noticed?

    One thing I'm not sure on is, my bike came with M1900 DT swiss and the wheels are fine but the rear hub has a fair bit of back pedal to engage the next pawl. Can I just swap out to the DT 350 hub or whatever it's called on the 1700 wheel sets. I think the spokes are straight pull on the 1700 wheels. I'd like to swap my rear hub and not have to change my whole wheel.

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    You can just upgrade the ratchet in the hub itself. A 15 min job. Just look for DT Swiss ratchet kit. The 350 hub usually has a 18t engagement and you can buy a 36t and 54t upgrade kit

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    I just switched to a 165 mm cranks on my 17 Primer. I am on a large frame bike, am 5'10". I have a longer torso and short legs. Pedal strikes were annoying, but it seems common on all my friends newer bikes too, at least in our East Coast terrain. Only have had two rides, in under 30 deg temps, so far so good, no pedal strikes. Will really need to get a bunch of warm weather rides to see how it affects my rides/handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider_phil View Post
    You can just upgrade the ratchet in the hub itself. A 15 min job. Just look for DT Swiss ratchet kit. The 350 hub usually has a 18t engagement and you can buy a 36t and 54t upgrade kit
    Unfortunately, I do not believe the Banding (with the M1900 rims) has 350 hubs but some lower quality ones that don't have the option to upgrade as mentioned above. If I am incorrect, that would be good news as I have the same bike/rims and would love to do an easy upgrade such as this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCederholm View Post
    Unfortunately, I do not believe the Banding (with the M1900 rims) has 350 hubs but some lower quality ones that don't have the option to upgrade as mentioned above. If I am incorrect, that would be good news as I have the same bike/rims and would love to do an easy upgrade such as this.
    The 1900s come with 370 hubs which aren't even listed on the website

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