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  1. Drivetrain
    I'm going to be upgrading my 2x10 drivetrain to a Shimano XT 1x12. While my current crankset's Q-Factor is 175mm and the chainline is 48.8mm, the Shimano XT 1x12 has a Q-Factor of 172mm and the chainline is 52mm. What, if any, affect will this have on my bike? I'm primarily riding slow tech...
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  3. Misc Components
    Worn chainrings and a grimy chain is a recipe for chainsuck-a condition that can not only ruin your ride, but your bike as well. Whomever coined the word "chainsuck" deserves a pat on the back. Not only is the phrase quite descriptive, it sounds appropriately miserable-it can halt your ride in...
  4. Misc Components
    We saw the No-Drip Chain Lube by Left Field Design at Interbike. It's a lube container that makes the regular task of lubing the chain easier, neater and with less waste. Check the video and see our first experience with it. We also wanted to mention that we find it best to clean and brush off...
  5. Drivetrain
    When going through rock gardens at higher speeds or downhill over bumps etc, sometimes even a small drop off (12-16") the chain will move one or two cogs on the rear. I ride a 08 Ginat Trance X2 and it has a Deore LX rear derailleur. Will going to a different derailleur have a higher spring...
  6. Drivetrain
    Hi All, I will be changing my Chainring configuration as follows for a 104/64mm spider on a Specialitiés Carmina Crank. The rear cogset is 9-Speed 11-34T. Inner: Blackspire Chuck Ring 22t (Stainless Steel) Middle: Surly 34T (Stainless Steel) Outer: Specialitiés Chinook 7075-T6 Al 46T Is there...
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