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Old 12-23-18, 02:16 PM
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I have a 2016 SLR2 in large that I will be converting to a 1x12 Sram GX setup with a Sunrace 10-50t cassette shortly. I want to replace the crankset and BB at the same time but am not sure which parts will be compatible with both the Frame and the rest of the drivetrain I will be purchasing.

I was thinking of going with a Sram GX crankset with 175mm arms, but there seem to be multiple sizes of BB. I most often see the Shimano UN55 recommended. I wasn't sure if it would be compatible if I went with a Sram crankset.
If you are going to use a current SRAM crankset, you must use a GXP SRAM b/b (or one of several after-market versions -- thought there's no real point in doing so). Your frame has a standard threaded b/b shell, so you'd use this: https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/p...bottom-bracket. It comes with the spacers you need to set the chainline to your shell width.

If you were going to use a Shimano crank, you'd use a Shimano b/b.
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Old 12-23-18, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Osin83 View Post
I have a 2016 SLR2 in large that I will be converting to a 1x12 Sram GX setup with a Sunrace 10-50t cassette shortly. I want to replace the crankset and BB at the same time but am not sure which parts will be compatible with both the Frame and the rest of the drivetrain I will be purchasing.

I was thinking of going with a Sram GX crankset with 175mm arms, but there seem to be multiple sizes of BB. I most often see the Shimano UN55 recommended. I wasn't sure if it would be compatible if I went with a Sram crankset.
The toughroad has a standard english threaded 68mm BB shell. I just installed a Shimano SLX crank. that cost $62 at CRC and weighs around 600g. A BB cost $13. Just add whatever chainring you want, no need to buy SRAM. you also can install the Sunrace 11-50 cassette if you want to keep the existing hub. That cassette cost around $60 at bike24. the 10-50 SRAM cassette requires an xD hub.
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My Toughroad with XT 1x11 drivetrain. Its fast, comfortable, and looks awesome!
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Awesome to see people still active on this thread. It's been very helpful. I do love the bike. But I can't deal with the front derailer any longer.

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My Toughroad with XT 1x11 drivetrain. Its fast, comfortable, and looks awesome!
That does look awesome. Which front chain ring and cassette did you go with?

I was originally looking at converting to an XT 1x11 setup but wanted to try to keep the gearing a little wider and closer to the stock gearing. When I was playing with the numbers for the available Shimano 1x10 and 1x11 cassettes and chain rings I felt like I was going to have to sacrifice both at the top and bottom end. That, plus it looks like I can get the Sram parts a little cheaper.

I have a fatbike that was converted from a 2x10 to a 1x10 XT setup and a trail bike that came with a Sram X1 1x11 setup. I do like both, but I like the layout of Shimano shifter slightly better.
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Its a 34T XT chainring. To be honest I would have preferred at least a 38T but this bikes gets used mostly for social rides. For that, its awesome!
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Its a 34T XT chainring. To be honest I would have preferred at least a 38T but this bikes gets used mostly for social rides. For that, its awesome!

your toughroad looks awesome. I would to know how you get this setup please. I got the 2016 Toughroad SLR2 that Id like to convert into a 1x10 or 11. Thanks in advance.
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your toughroad looks awesome. I would to know how you get this setup please. I got the 2016 Toughroad SLR2 that Id like to convert into a 1x10 or 11. Thanks in advance.
I just purchased all of the components to make a pretty similar build. I went Sram instead of Shimano mainly due to price. I picked up a GX 12 speed shifter, rear derailer, chain and a Sunrace 10x50 cassette as a bundle online for $235. I also picked up a lightly used Sram X1 gxp 1400 crankset w/ BB included for $70 off ebay. ​​​​​​

It's a pretty similar setup to the XT setup above. I just need to pick up a few specialty tools such as a chain whip wrench, BB tool, etc to make the swap.
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