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    Mixing Force and Apex Question

    I am building up an old steel road frame with SRAM 1x.
    Want to keep the mechanical rim brake calipers so it appears that I have to go with Apex 1 shifter and RD. (Force is only hydraulic?)
    The question is: Can I use Force 1 rear cassette and Force 1 crankset with the Apex 1 RD?

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    Thanks!
    Now, if I can only figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boltzmann View Post
    I am building up an old steel road frame with SRAM 1x.
    Want to keep the mechanical rim brake calipers so it appears that I have to go with Apex 1 shifter and RD. (Force is only hydraulic?)
    The question is: Can I use Force 1 rear cassette and Force 1 crankset with the Apex 1 RD?
    Yes. All SRAM stuff is the same cable pull ratio. You can use 10 and 11 speed interchangeably and any level.

    ETA: As long as the shifters match the cassette, ie: 10 and 10, 11 and 11. Obviously use the appropriate chain.
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    My original assumption may have been wrong. SRAM doesn't list it on their Force 1 page but Competitive Cyclist has Force 1 mechanical brake/shifter levers (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/s...speed-shifters).

    So it appears that I can go 100% Force 1 and keep the mechanical brakes

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