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  • Originally posted by cruciate View Post
    Right clever folks of the Aria MTB forum.

    I'm wanting to do some changes to my drive train.
    I think I've ballsed it up a little.

    My previous chain on Whytney was an SRAM PG1110, which is heavy, and with no rust resistance.
    I bought a PG1130 chain as its a bit lighter and has a chrome plated outer, and it shifts beautifully.
    However, it squeaks a little under heavy climbing.

    I had a look at my cassette and annoyingly there is already some definite shark fin teeth and wear. Hmmm.
    Looking around, apparently the PG1110 chain is "x-sync" rated for the chainring, but the 1130 isn't.
    The power of google suggests the size is identical, and found several posts saying it works fine. (after all, none of the KMC etc chains have a different rating for single chain rings)

    It would appear that the PG chains are designed for road bikes, and the X1 or XX1 are for mountain bikes.
    The PG1110 is cheap, heavy, and goes rusty, even with care.


    So, I'm looking at a possible cassette change, chain change, and possible chainring change.

    Cassette is a PG1150 currently. Probably wont change this. Would cost 85, but next up for lightness is 170 and I'm not sure it's worth the difference to me. No more robust, just lighter.
    Chain SRAM X1

    Now, comes the difficult bit, where I've got totally confused.
    I think I want to chain my 30T chainring to 32T.

    It's currently a GX crank X-sync 30T boost 11 speed

    Sooooo, saying I stick with SRAM, it seems not all chainrings are created equally......

    In the 32T direct mount, I've got the choice of boost, standard, 6mm offset, 3mm offset and no offset.

    Anyone here good at looking at specs and coming up with exactly what's needed?

    PS. I'm "pretty" sure there is enough clearance for a 32t chainring - the T130RS (one up from mine) had a 32T as standard, and the only other difference was pikes upfront.

    Specs sheet - https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...T130S+2017.pdf
    Starting from the top:

    Have a look at the SRAM PC-X1 chain, that's what I run on my bike and it's taken a hammering. MTB chain from the ground up, solid construction, X-Sync compatible and I think the alternate black/silver links look cool.

    You'll obviously need the new chain regardless to go from 30T-32T (which is exactly what I did on my Swoop). If you have the current chain and it's sized correctly, all you need to do is cut the new chain 2 links longer to allow for the extra 2 teeth. Or just measure it from scratch with the new setup.

    If you go from a spider type chainring to a direct mount chainring (or if you already have a DM chainring) and you are running a Boost rear hub (which is the exact scenario I had too), you will need a chainring with a Boost specific offset (3mm) to account for the wider hub spacing and the lack of crank spider. I have the 32T version of this fitted: https://www.superstarcomponents.com/...arrow-wide.htm

    As for the spacing of your rear triangle allowing for the extra diameter of the 32T chainring, I've found multiple accounts online of people putting 32T chainrings on their 130s with no issues so you should be fine on that front.
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    • Originally posted by Cypher View Post

      Starting from the top:

      Have a look at the SRAM PC-X1 chain, that's what I run on my bike and it's taken a hammering. MTB chain from the ground up, solid construction, X-Sync compatible and I think the alternate black/silver links look cool.

      You'll obviously need the new chain regardless to go from 30T-32T (which is exactly what I did on my Swoop). If you have the current chain and it's sized correctly, all you need to do is cut the new chain 2 links longer to allow for the extra 2 teeth. Or just measure it from scratch with the new setup.

      If you go from a spider type chainring to a direct mount chainring (or if you already have a DM chainring) and you are running a Boost rear hub (which is the exact scenario I had too), you will need a chainring with a Boost specific offset (3mm) to account for the wider hub spacing and the lack of crank spider. I have the 32T version of this fitted: https://www.superstarcomponents.com/...arrow-wide.htm

      As for the spacing of your rear triangle allowing for the extra diameter of the 32T chainring, I've found multiple accounts online of people putting 32T chainrings on their 130s with no issues so you should be fine on that front.
      Brilliant. That's what I thought, but just wasnt sure.
      I'm already direct mount.
      The difficulty is the rear hub is boost, but so is the crank. So I wondered if one cancelled out the other?

      Just went to link the one I was looking at and it is exactly the one you linked too!
      ​​I'd probably get it orange!
      Originally posted by coiler
      the trails is where life flows best
      Originally posted by coiler
      Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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      • Originally posted by cruciate View Post

        Brilliant. That's what I thought, but just wasnt sure.
        I'm already direct mount.
        The difficulty is the rear hub is boost, but so is the crank. So I wondered if one cancelled out the other?

        Just went to link the one I was looking at and it is exactly the one you linked too!
        ​​I'd probably get it orange!
        The fact we both came to the same answers on our own is a reassuring! That Superstar chainring was literally the only one I could find at the time that was Boost specific, narrow wide and available in colours other than black (I got a blue one). I'll definitely be getting he same again when it's up for replacement.

        But yes, Boost specific chainring is the safe option for Boost hubs. Technically if you had enough frame clearance you could use a higher offset to move your chainline inboard (towards the big ring) if you spend vastly more time climbing than descending. But it's probably safer to just stick with the OEM chainline.

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        • Originally posted by cruciate View Post

          Brilliant. That's what I thought, but just wasnt sure.
          I'm already direct mount.
          The difficulty is the rear hub is boost, but so is the crank. So I wondered if one cancelled out the other?

          Just went to link the one I was looking at and it is exactly the one you linked too!
          ​​I'd probably get it orange!
          This x1 speed is so so overly complicated!

          Triple = plug and play!

          What does boost hub even do?
          Originally posted by Aaron
          I want those sweet cherries

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          • Originally posted by coiler View Post

            This x1 speed is so so overly complicated!

            Triple = plug and play!

            What does boost hub even do?
            It's all to do with the boost rear hub.
            That adds stiffness and stability.

            But by making the rear hub wider it moves the cassette further out.
            Even on a triple ring you would have a problem as granny gear would now have the chain moving from a close to the frame position to the "boosted" wider rear hub position. i.e stretching the chain

            You have to compensate for the wider rear hub by having a wider crank in order to bring the whole thing back in line.

            This is easier with a x1 set up, as you can just get a chain ring with a boost offset and bobs your uncle.
            With a 3x you would need a spacer between the crank and the smallest chain ring.
            In fact, I suspect very few multi chain ring set ups have boost rear hubs at all.

            If you remember on one of our peak district meets, we tried to fit my 27.5s onto another bike and they didn't fit because they were boost hubs?
            Originally posted by coiler
            the trails is where life flows best
            Originally posted by coiler
            Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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            • Ah yeah I remember that! These boost hubs sound rubbish lol


              I had a ride on mates Scott Genius last night, oh my! It had that whytney slackness, as in sat in seat felt like harley davidson, go down any hill and not have to even bother getting off seat style slack! Fox 34 forks and Fox nude on rear shock, when fully open, it felt completely bottomless, like a waterbed! I think I need to let some air out of my Pikes after riding that Double chainring up front too. 2017 model can be had for 2250! #SNATCH
              Originally posted by Aaron
              I want those sweet cherries

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              • I like a Scott. Sounds nice. What's the travel on the rear of that?
                That's the funny thing with Whytney, 130mm isn't that much, but it feels much more.
                Probably something to do with the the boost hub

                I went to order the chain ring last night but bottled it.
                Can't help but think that I should've ordered earlier in the week and got 25% off (superstar components)
                I'll wait a few weeks and see if any more deals come up.
                ​​​​​ Cycling to work this morning definitely felt heavy, think I've probably done enough this week, will have a day off tomorrow.
                Originally posted by coiler
                the trails is where life flows best
                Originally posted by coiler
                Cruciate, when you need answers, proper answers, head for the tower on the hill, top O' the trail, clarity will be delivered.

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                • Come on a wed/thu nightride Cru, we pootled last night (mostly) and pootle policy means no ones ever at the back!

                  I did lol at the boost hub comment

                  How much are the chainrings?

                  I think the scott is 140/130 front/back

                  Originally posted by Aaron
                  I want those sweet cherries

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                  • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                    ...when fully open, it felt completely bottomless, like a waterbed! I think I need to let some air out of my Pikes after riding that
                    There's a lot to be said for suspension setup! I had to add a load of air (as a quick fix) to my suspension to stop myself bottoming out on the jumps and mega fast g-outs at Black Mountains the other day. But the trails there are pretty smooth and flowy so I could get away with it.

                    When I went to BikePark Wales yesterday though my wrists took an absolute hammering on the first run down, so after a 'proper' tune of my settings I was able to drop fork pressure from 55 to 50PSI and shock from 130 to 120PSI while slightly increasing the compression damping so I didn't blow through the travel.

                    Rode like a different bike afterwards! Super plush over the tech stuff but ramped up nicely over the big jumps so the suspension didn't sap all my speed on the take-offs.

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                    • My PIkes recommend 95 PSI for my camelbacked weight, they barely move at this, can't even get sag. So run at 55psi, which even though gives a lovely ride, the Foxes compressed so much more with front brake on, i'm now wondering should i try as low as 40 see how plush they can get!

                      Run the rear Fox @ 135, where is bob on recommendation, but could let some more out again.
                      Originally posted by Aaron
                      I want those sweet cherries

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                      • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                        My PIkes recommend 95 PSI for my camelbacked weight, they barely move at this, can't even get sag. So run at 55psi, which even though gives a lovely ride, the Foxes compressed so much more with front break on, i'm now wondering should i try as low as 40 see how plush they can get!

                        Run the rear Fox @ 135, where is bob on recommendation, but could let some more out again.
                        I prefer to run slightly lower pressure and up the compression damping a bit, gives me the best compromise between small bump sensitivity and bottom out resistance.

                        I've been meaning to see if my shock can take volume tokens so I can reduce the pressure in that without harming bottom out resistance over the big stuff.
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                        • Ride report time! Those that follow me on Strava will have seen I took a trip to BikePark Wales on Saturday, which was a day of mixed emotions...

                          Firstly the queue to sign in was massive, out of the building and half way to the car park massive, because everyone wanted to be first to Strava the 4 new trails I guess!

                          Turned out only 3 of them were open, and the one which was still closed was the one I wanted to ride the most (bad start).

                          The uplift buses were running at a snails pace as they were lining them up 3 at a time and making them all wait until all three are ready, which means the front two buses (the first one especially) is sat there for 5 minutes while the buses behind finish loading.

                          But delays and closed trails aside, the trails which were open have also received a fair bit of TLC, their big jump run 'A470 Line' in particular has had a full re-sculpt over the last month or so and is now faster, bigger and scarier than it's ever been.

                          I was having a grand old time until around 3.30pm when disaster struck and I jabbed my rear tyre on a pointy rock. 15 minute walk back to the car park and realised I had no tubeless sealant in the tyre, so 18 later for a bottle of Stans and the use of one of my DynaPlugs I managed to get it airtight, but I wasn't confident it would survive another run in that condition.







                          So with only 30 minutes until the last uplift departed anyway I decided to call it a day and head home.

                          Still, managed to get some good footage while I was there!

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d97GDl7vChU
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                          • Great write up Cypher, could be worth throwing a spare tyre in boot too, to cover every eventuality

                            Tbs tyre plugger saved the cheshire ring 100 miler last year, only 12 odd miles in!
                            Originally posted by Aaron
                            I want those sweet cherries

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                            • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                              Great write up Cypher, could be worth throwing a spare tyre in boot too, to cover every eventuality

                              Tbs tyre plugger saved the cheshire ring 100 miler last year, only 12 odd miles in!
                              I had considered this, but then I run a Minion DHF on the front and a DHR on the rear, so which one do I carry? Or do I take both? Too many options!

                              I was actually quite excited to finally get a chance to use the DynaPlug! But as I so rarely get punctures I think I need to learn to just let the tyre sit for a bit longer after it's 'sealed' as the gunk takes a little while to fully solidify.
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                              • Originally posted by coiler View Post
                                12 odd miles in!
                                Should have done 12 normal miles then
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                                Originally posted by coiler
                                Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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