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Old 05-27-19, 03:23 PM
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Looking for a little help. Ditched the Sora group and went with a 1x setup using a Sram 1175 cassette and Apex RD. Swapped the wheels while I was at it, and got everything all sorted, except for the RD. When I put thru axle on and tighten it down, it moved the derailleur hanger too close to the 10s cog. I can't for the life of me figure this out short of getting a few 12mm spacers. I measured my wheels acle and it's the same size as the stock wheel.

Does the Apex level come with a different derailleur hanger?
Never mind, I was using inch pounds, not foot pounds so the cassette was barely screwed on haha. I'm an idiot.
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Old 05-28-19, 02:35 PM
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Never mind, I was using inch pounds, not foot pounds so the cassette was barely screwed on haha. I'm an idiot.
Ha. Done that before. Spent HOURS trying to get it to shift right.
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Old 05-31-19, 08:28 AM
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Ha. Done that before. Spent HOURS trying to get it to shift right.
I was losing my damn mind. But a few glasses of whiskey later I'm all set with a Rival/Apex 1x set up with Hunt wheels. So far it's been fantastic.

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Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
I was losing my damn mind. But a few glasses of whiskey later I'm all set with a Rival/Apex 1x set up with Hunt wheels. Soft are it's been fantastic.
Oh nice! Did you order those directly from Hunt?
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Old 05-31-19, 08:58 AM
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Oh nice! Did you order those directly from Hunt?
I sure did!
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I sure did!
Did you ask them to throw in extra end caps for free? I heard they'll do that.
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Did you ask them to throw in extra end caps for free? I heard they'll do that.
No, I didn't. Had I known they would I totally would have though.
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Anyone with the 105 model (or anyone else who has the 105 R7000 series hydraulic brakes), have you noticed a really loud resonant sound coming from the brakes in wet weather?

I'm not on the stock wheels or rotors, so it might be hard to compare, but in wet weather when I have to go hard on the brakes, I get really loud tones coming from both front and rear rotors. I wouldn't call it squeeling, as it's a deep harmonic sound, slightly different in the front and back. Braking power seems sufficient, though, and I'm new to disc brakes in general. It seems like noise from disc brakes is fairly common in wet weather, but it's pretty obnoxious so I'd like to troubleshoot if possible.
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Originally Posted by Lava View Post
Anyone with the 105 model (or anyone else who has the 105 R7000 series hydraulic brakes), have you noticed a really loud resonant sound coming from the brakes in wet weather?

I'm not on the stock wheels or rotors, so it might be hard to compare, but in wet weather when I have to go hard on the brakes, I get really loud tones coming from both front and rear rotors. I wouldn't call it squeeling, as it's a deep harmonic sound, slightly different in the front and back. Braking power seems sufficient, though, and I'm new to disc brakes in general. It seems like noise from disc brakes is fairly common in wet weather, but it's pretty obnoxious so I'd like to troubleshoot if possible.
I have the 105 and haven't noticed any odd noises, though it's also only two months old.
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Originally Posted by Lava View Post
Anyone with the 105 model (or anyone else who has the 105 R7000 series hydraulic brakes), have you noticed a really loud resonant sound coming from the brakes in wet weather?

I'm not on the stock wheels or rotors, so it might be hard to compare, but in wet weather when I have to go hard on the brakes, I get really loud tones coming from both front and rear rotors. I wouldn't call it squeeling, as it's a deep harmonic sound, slightly different in the front and back. Braking power seems sufficient, though, and I'm new to disc brakes in general. It seems like noise from disc brakes is fairly common in wet weather, but it's pretty obnoxious so I'd like to troubleshoot if possible.
Hey man - curious, are the actual brake calipers on the bike Shimano 105? I know the braking system is all Shimano 105, just not sure about the calipers.

Looking at buying the 105 version very closely. How do you like it? Tire clearance enough for you?

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I have the 105 and haven't noticed any odd noises, though it's also only two months old.
Good to know! Maybe it's something with my non-stock wheels/rotors. I'll take it in and ask the shop to take a look at it.

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Hey man - curious, are the actual brake calipers on the bike Shimano 105? ... How do you like it? Tire clearance enough for you?
Yeah, the calipers are 105 as well. I think the only component that isn't 105 is the crankset, since the GRX line didn't yet exist, so Cannondale used FSA 46/30 cranks. I've loved it so far! I have a rear rack and fenders on it since I commute a ton, and it works really well in that mode. I put lighter wheels on with Gravelking slick 38s and it rides amazingly smooth on the road. My only quibble was with fender/rack clearance, which I talk about above, but like I and others have mentioned, there are work arounds for that, and it's not a dealbreaker by far.

Tire clearance was a big consideration, and I was debating between the Topstone and the Salsa Vaya because of that. I eventually decided that aside from jumping up to a Monstercross bike, the differences in tire clearance between bikes in this category (and price range) were pretty small, and 42mm was good enough for most of what I want to do. That said, I haven't done a lot of off-road riding on it yet, but can swap the stock wheels/tires on when the need arises!
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Thanks for the input!

**Edit** - very close to picking up a Topstone 105. I was wondering if I could fit a bigger cassette in the back with the stock derailleur. Like a Shimano 11-46 or 11-40. Something in that range... I feel like that is all this bike needs to make it my perfect bike.

Thanks!

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Old 06-23-19, 05:21 PM
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Cannondale Slate

The Slate is what I would recommend.
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Thanks for the input!

**Edit** - very close to picking up a Topstone 105. I was wondering if I could fit a bigger cassette in the back with the stock derailleur. Like a Shimano 11-46 or 11-40. Something in that range... I feel like that is all this bike needs to make it my perfect bike.

Thanks!
Wow that's a low range. 30 - 46?? Are you climbing Angliru with 100lbs of gear?

As to your question I think you could install either cassette with a roadlink adapter to extend the RD's capacity.
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