OneUp is calling the new Shark system the widest range 11-speed 1x system ever thanks to a whopping 500% gear range (click to enlarge).
With SRAM's recent announcement that the front derailleur is dead in the world of mountain biking, it seems only appropriate to follow-up with news of yet a wider option 1x option. Meet the new OneUp Components Shark 10-50t set-up, which it's calling the widest range 11-speed 1x system ever thanks to a whopping 500% gear range.
The OneUp Shark is a set of modular upgrades for Shimano 11-speed mountain bike cassettes that extends the range of a stock 11-42t cassette by nearly a third with the addition of a 50t sprocket and cage kit, a 10t cluster, or both. The idea is that you can build the ideal cassette for your trails and abilities. The converted 11-50t cassette is the widest range available that uses a standard freehub body, says OneUp.
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Cassette progression with 50t installed is 11,13,15,18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 37, 42, and 50 (click to enlarge).
The Shark 50t sprocket and cage kit has an MSRP of $125. Here's a rundown of key metrics and features of the new set-up:
- Cassette progression with 50t: 11,13,15,18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 37, 42, 50
- Sprocket material: 7075-T6 aluminum (50t), nickel plated hardened steel (18t)
- Compatibility: XT M8000 11-42t cassettes
- Compatibility for Shimano 11-40: Use the OneUp 45t sprocket
- Freehub requirement: Standard freehub
- Colors: Grey or green
- Shark cage Tech specs: Pulley offset 50% more than stock
- Compatibility: Shimano Shadow+ 11-speed rear derailleur
- Colors: Grey or grey/green
The new Shark 10-12t cluster and OneUp mini-driver adds 10% of range on an 11-speed Shimano mountain cassette (click to enlarge).
At the other end of the spectrum, if you are looking to add more top end gearing, OneUp is offering its new Shark 10-12t cluster and OneUp mini-driver. This adds 10% of range on an 11-speed Shimano mountain cassette. OneUp collaborated with Hope Technology to develop this non-proprietary, freehub body standard that accepts a 10t sprocket.
This shortened version of a standard freehub is available for Hope, Stan's and DT Swiss hubs with more coming soon, says OneUp. Because the mini-driver open standard is not guarded by patents, production of inexpensive 10t equipped cassettes is possible.
The 10-12t cluster and mini-driver is compatible with Shimano 11-speed 11-40 and 11-42, and OneUp'd Shimano 11-45, 11-50 (click to enlarge).
MSRP for the nickel plated cluster with green lockring is $45. The OneUp DT star ratchet compatible mini-driver is $40. Here's a rundown of key metrics and features:
- 10t cluster kit contains: 10-12 cluster, 14t and 15t
- Cassette progression (11-40 Shimano converted to 10-40): 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 31, 35, 40
- Cassette progression (11-42 Shimano converted to 10-42): 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28, 32, 37, 42
- Compatibility: Shimano 11-speed 11-40, 11-42; OneUp'd Shimano 11-45, 11-50
- Freehub requirement: OneUp mini-driver (or compatible)
- Mini-driver length: 4.5mm shorter than a standard freehub
For more info visit www.oneupcomponents.com.