Question for the mechanics or road 1x enthusiasts please!
I’m thinking of a really basic, low budget, 1x conversion for my 105 R7000 equipped road bike. With a 48T narrow wide front ring such as a Wolf Tooth, and either 11-32 or 11-34 rear cassette.
I have a SS R7000 rear mech, Shimano quote capacity on that as 35, low sprocket max 30T. I don’t want to buy the the GS R7000 rear mech, which offers capacity 39, low sprocket max 34T.
I’m thinking: 1) Rear mech capacity shouldn’t be a problem because the ‘slackest’ combination in such a 1x setup would be 48-32 (or 48-34). 2) Clearance for the 32 or 34 sprocket might be an issue - but in that case, a Wolf Tooth road link should create the clearance and would be cheaper than a new GS rear mech.
Please point out the no doubt numerous flaws in this reasoning…
Anyone done something similar?