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Is the new SRAM Eagle Faster than a bike with a front big crank?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Beukez, 11 Jan 2018.

  1. Beukez

    Beukez Regular

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    Like speed on a road, does anyone have one?
     
  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

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    I assume you mean sram eagle ? compared to a"normal " set up .
    All depends on the gear ratios of the set up compared to the alternative, all things being equal tyres, bike, wheels etc you are only as fast as the gear you can pedal.Whether its 1x or any other set up the gear inches are the same.
     
  3. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    What is a 'front big crank'?
     
  4. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    what is a shram eagle ?

    Mod note: Title now corrected
     
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  6. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

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    Either a groupset or a bird on a bike?
     

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  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    is it an endangered species.
     
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  8. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

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    LOL, Yes very much so,There habitat is has an ever increasing number of there rival a dangerous predator called motorist that shows no mercy Penguins.jpg Hydrangeas.jpg .
     
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  9. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    Sram Eagle was developed to help those running 1x to have a decent top end speed by having a larger front ring whilst maintaining low gears for climbing. They still have fairly large steps between each gear. But riding a MTB doesnt require close ratio cassettes unless riding downhill.

    A large front ring onto an 11 tooth rear is still going to be quicker on the top end
     
  10. byegad

    byegad Guru

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    With me pedalling, certainly, a lot faster*.



    *I may have exaggerated a little** here!



    **OK, A lot.
     
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  11. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    That's a big chainring. The crank is fairly normal length. The whole assembly is a crankset or chainset - 2 cranks and chainring, or rings.
     
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    Beukez

    Beukez Regular

    Location:
    South Africa
    WOW Sorry guys i do websites and computers normally but i love my bike now and am still figuring out all the words and stuff
     
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    Beukez

    Beukez Regular

    Location:
    South Africa
    Ok so lets say you have that 1x 32 tooth front ring and your cycling on a road on a slight incline. will the top speed on the lowest back ring like an 11 tooth be slower than a setup with a slightly larger front ring? I am currently on a 3x kona blast and i only ever use the lower ring and the biggest front ring as the wheels are too big on the back and catch on the gears. I just dont want to be going slower but i like how clean the Sram Eagle looks like.
     
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  14. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Depends how fast you can spin whatever gear you are in - cadence.

    Have a play with this gear calculator.

    http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios
     
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  15. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    What terrain are you riding on and how hilly is it? Utilise all the gears. That's what they are there for
     
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