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Apex 1 rear mech and Wolftooth Road Link

Old 01-18-20, 12:04 AM
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Apex 1 rear mech and Wolftooth Road Link

Apex 1 rear mech and 40T up front.
Anyone used this road combo to get more rangei n the rear?
What did you think?
What was the max range you got?

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I have a 2x 34/46 up front with 11-40 in the back on Apex Rival 1 rear derailleur with an extender. Works fine. Haven't considered going larger in the back, yet, but I think there might be some more room. But at that point you have to consider chain wrap capacity.

Edit: my rear derailleur is a Rival 1. Couldn't clear the 40t cog without using an extender.

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I donít have a Wolftooth, and my Apex1 derailleur works just fine with a 40T chainring and 11-42 cassette.
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SRAM states that the maximum cog size for the Apex 1 RD is a 42T. No need for a Roadlink, unless you want to slap a 50T back there.
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I just set up an Apex 1 today with a 40t front and 11-42 cassette and I only had to remove 1 pair of links from the chain. I can't imagine fitting a much larger cassette without having to join 2 chains together.
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I run a 42T asymmetric ring with a 10-42 cassette and use an uncut 116-link chain (Rival 1 RD.)
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
SRAM states that the maximum cog size for the Apex 1 RD is a 42T. No need for a Roadlink, unless you want to slap a 50T back there.
Yes looking for larger than a 42 in the rear.
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