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Old 11-22-19, 03:45 AM
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Can it crank?

I would like to upgrade my crankset. I have an 8speed 1x with a Sora medium cage derailer and 11-34 cassette. Will a grx 600 crankset work

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Old 11-22-19, 08:07 AM
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Why? your not going to get any benefit from it (given the info provided).
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Old 11-22-19, 08:42 AM
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The crank I have is cheap broken, so I would like to buy something that might last. Anyone know of a 1x crank 40t to replace what I had?

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Old 11-22-19, 11:01 AM
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I believe GRX moves the chainline out by 2.5mm (but that might just be for 2x) and increases Q factor by 2.5mm on each side. What crank do you have now? Shimano Sora? I didnít know Sora came in a 1x configuration. Iím wondering what bottom bracket you currently have.

You could maybe look at Shimano urban cranks like Alfine and Metrea.
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Old 11-22-19, 11:19 AM
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Smashndash, thanks for your response. I have searched the crank and can’t find a name brand or any markings. I guess it was so cheap they didn’t want to put a name on it. The Bottom bracket is square taper, but a friend says he will sell me the grx 600 crank and a hollowtech II BB for $120.00. Looking on the internet it looks like a good deal. I just didn’t know if it would work. I don’t race cyclocross, mostly bike packing on gravel. Are the Alfine and Metrea decent quality?

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Old 11-22-19, 11:57 AM
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So the Alfine is the way to go I guess. The metrea costs more than my bike. Thanks Smashndash.
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