• 03-31-2019
    mml373
    Finding New in Box SRAM Force 2x10-speed Group?
    Not having any luck on Fleabay...does anyone know of an outlet that may have a new-in-the-box, complete, SRAM Force 2x10-speed group for sale?

    I have a vintage steel frame in need of modern components... I know Force 22 is available but sheesh...I just don't see a reason for so many gears, even in the Missouri hills...

    ALSO...would appreciate any advice on sizing of chainrings and rear cogs. When I used to race, years ago, 42x52 up front was standard...with something like 23/21/19/17/15/13/12 in back. I see that 39x53 is pretty common up front these days (I'm small, 53T up front is larger than I need), and that other sizes are sold. Would appreciate any pointers on gearing setup.


    Thanks in advance for helpful replies.
  • 03-31-2019
    frdfandc
    I haven't seen 10 speed Force avail for almost 5-6 years now. If Ebay doesn't have it, I doubt any retailer will.
  • 03-31-2019
    cxwrench
    Nearly every bike comes 50/34 (referred to as 'compact') and 11/28. There is also 'mid compact' (52/36) and the standard (53/39) that you mentioned. Every road bike on the floor in my shop is compact. You're going to have a hard time finding 10 speed but unless you have some kind of rear wheel that has a freehub that can be swapped to an 11 spd compatible one you'd have to replace the wheel as well. Don't spend a ton of time searching for a nearly impossible to find 10spd group when 11spd is current and getting close to changing to 12.
  • 03-31-2019
    BlackSquirrel
    I like 10 speed, but good luck finding force stuff.

    Apex and rival is available.

    Tiagra is too.

    Like cx said, 34/50 is the new standard. Paired up with an 11-28, 11-32, or even an 11-36 cassette.

    I remember the late 90's...... 39/53 and 12-21 cassettes....... No freaking way I'd ever go back to gearing like that.
  • 04-01-2019
    mml373
    Greatly appreciate this information on gearing... thank you!
  • 04-01-2019
    MR_GRUMPY
    If you still have Shimano 8-9-10 speed wheels, they won't work with 11 speed. If you don't have wheels, go with 11 speed. Gearing depends on fitness and terrain. If you just have rolling hills, a compact with a 12-23 or 12-25 should work fine
  • 04-01-2019
    cxwrench
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    If you still have Shimano 8-9-10 speed wheels, they won't work with 11 speed. If you don't have wheels, go with 11 speed. Gearing depends on fitness and terrain. If you just have rolling hills, a compact with a 12-23 or 12-25 should work fine

    Shimano HG800 11/34 will work on 10spd wheels.