More and more riders prefer single chainring drivetrains – they are lighter, more intuitive to use and result in a cleaner cockpit than a 2×10 setup. But if you don’t want to spend your hard earned money on SRAMs expensive XX1- or X01 group, the standard 11 – 36 cassette limits the versatility of your bike. Well, at least until now: The company OneUp provides a 42T sprocket that extends the range of standard SRAM and Shimano cassettes. We took a close look to guide you through its assembly.
The 71 grams additional weight of the cnc-manufactured aluminium sprocket is invested well, given that it replaces front derailleur, trigger, housings and of course one of the chainrings.
- 42T sprocket weight: 71g
- 10-speeds: (11-13-15-19-21-24-28-32-36-42)
- 42T sprocket weight: 7075-T6
- Typical 3x to 1x system weight decrease: 367g
- Price: 100$
- More information: www.oneupcomponents.com
The first impression of the cassette after assembling and a few rides is quite positive! Upgrading your existing cassette is easy and enables most of the advantages of a 1x-chainring drivetrain at a fraction of the XX1s costs. In regards to shifting performance, we weren’t able to notice any disadvantages compared to an untuned setup – the OneUp Components 42t sprocket is a good buy!
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