OneUp Components Release NW Chainrings and Updated RADr Cage

Nov 26, 2014
by Hadfield Marketing  
OneUp

Exactly one year ago to the day we launched OneUp Components. In the past 12 months we have released the original 40 and 42T adapter sprockets, a 16T sprocket and the RAD cage derailleur upgrade to give you the first complete and effective wide range 1x10 system.

To thank you for supporting us we’d like to give you a 20% discount off any new orders placed from now until Monday December 1st. Just use discount code oneup20 in our online store.

Our motto is Work Less, Ride More but to be honest we've never worked as hard as we have in the past year. We truly believe that the most fun in the world can be had on 2 wheels. It's not about how much your bike costs, just that you get out and ride it. We’re committed to providing high quality components that offer genuine value so that you can Work less and Ride more.

Today we're launching our new Narrow Wide chainrings so that you can now OneUp your entire drivetrain. Also new is the second generation RAD cage. The RADr cage allows you to upgrade any cage length Shimano Shadow+ (clutch) rear derailleur to work flawlessly with an extended range 11-42 cassette.

Narrow Wide

NARROW WIDE CHAINRINGS - 30/32/34T (104 BCD) - $47 (32/34) $53 (30T)
The most featured packed NW ring you can buy:

• Narrow Wide tooth profiling eliminates chain drop with perfect chain mesh
• 2mm chainline shims included to perfect your chainline for a quieter drivetrain and improved wear
• Reuse your existing ring hardware. No new bolt packs required!
• Aggressive crud chamfers for awesome mud shedding performance and extended ring life.
• Reinforced wide tooth design provides maximum ring durability when run without a bash.
• Made from hard wearing 7075-T6 aluminum plate
• 30T ring has integrated chainring threads, to allow the smallest ring size possible on a 104 BCD crank.
• Compatible with Shimano’s new toolless nut design

*Shims - For 2x crank conversions, shims between the crank and ring gets you back to an ideal 48-50mm chainline. For 3x crank conversions, shims under the bolt heads allow reuse of your existing M8x8.5mm hardware - No new bolt packs required!

OneUp

SPEC
Material: 7075-T6
Weight: 40g (30T), 44g (32T), 54g (34T), 2g (4x shims)
Compatible with: 9, 10, 11 Speed Chains and 104 BCD cranks
Colors: Green, Black

SRAM direct mount GXP rings are on their way too.

RADr

RADr CAGE - Optimize ANY Shadow+ RD for perfect 11-42 performance. $55
The 2nd generation RAD cage, specifically designed for Saint and ZEE but works with any Shimano Shadow+ (clutch) rear derailleur. RADr is the lowest profile 42T compatible cage available and dramatically improves shifting performance on any extended range Shimano 1X10 drivetrain. Includes replacement front and rear cages.

OneUp

SPEC
Material: 7075-T6
Weight: 34g
Colours: Green, Black

All these products are available to buy now at oneupcomponents.com
Shipping is still free worldwide on any order over $70 and prices include VAT in the EU
*Please note, SRAM derailleurs do not require the RADr cage upgrade.

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114 Comments

  • 50 4
 OneUpComponents are awesome for committing so hard to this game. Thanks to them you can enjoy affordable wide ratio cassettes. The RAD cage is an excellent move from them, it just makes it work! If you ride a lot, 3 times a week or more, and think about Srams 1x11 drivetrains for a bit longer, you will quickly realize that compared to 10sp systems, even if you buy X1, you will spend bloody fortune on cassette and chains, and eventual rear mech failure will be extra costly as well.
  • 3 1
 That's why One-Up should make a 42t Extender for 11 speed, Ari Bike in Italy do, that way you don't have to replace the whole cassette on a 11 speed. Been using an Ari Bike one for 6 weeks and works well, just the cost of shipping from Italy that makes it expensive, I know One-Up could make them cheaper, hint hint Wink

www.aribike.it
  • 10 2
 I think that the second main point One-Up makes (after offering affordable wide range alternative to XX1) is that it is NOT 11sp system, this way you can keep your "old" 10sp drivetrain, which even in XT garment is cheaper to purchase and run than X1.
  • 4 2
 It cost me less than 300 dollars to setup a 1x10 drivetrain on a hardtail project Im working on. Using the entry level Deore groupset and One up components. Its a great thing companies like One Up are here making 1x10 drivetrains very affordable
  • 3 1
 You are so right Waki! I've been running OneUp since Jan and I just slapped the 42 on the back and ran with it. Magic happened and I never looked back. After clocking in 130 rides this year I needed to replace the ring and whole drivetrain as usual and I count my lucky charms that my drive train is not an XX1 or X1 because it would have cost me an arm and my left nut to replace. Went through Chain Reaction and ended up replacing my Xt DT for a fraction. Thank You OnEuP for helping me save money for a carbon frame that I have on my Xmas list. Cause Santa won't get it for me. I've been naughty but nice. Haha
  • 2 1
 I think someone needs to come up with a cheaper 11sp cassette alternative. At the moment Sram cassettes are ludicrously expensive and even the X1 gearing isn't exactly affordable. Shimano have just bought out 11sp and in all likelihoods it will trickle down to a far more affordable price much faster than Sram 11sp offerings but it doesn't offer the range of gears that Shimano 11sp currently does. If someone can offer a 42t cog on a Shimano 11sp set up then it should be more affordable all round. But for me personally, I'd love XX1 gearing but until the cassette halves in price then I'm not going near it.
  • 3 0
 Dude, you got gypped. I copped a Zee derailleur and shifter, SLX cassette, and XT chain off CRC for $150 a few months ago. Add in $50 for a n/w ring and I'm ready to go!
  • 5 1
 DC1988 But why do you want 11sp? For smooth gear ratio changes? unless you compete in MTB Marathons on fireroads where front mech is probably this tiny bit more efficient. I think that is exactly what companies like oneUp did - they blew the bubble. Off course ll new bikes will come with 11sp and the market will slowly fill up with it, but people who know a thing or two, customizing their bikes, are not forced in any way to ride that abomination.
  • 2 1
 Hmm I have had no problems with several 1x10 to 11 systems using NW and stock X7/X9 derailleurs. $150 per set all told. Where is this fortune you speak of?
  • 6 1
 You had no problems with 11sp? Wait... X1 cassette, the XG1180... 298$ on Jenson. 10sp XT 49$. I lost my mind really, I don't know where my problems come from...
  • 1 0
 Maybe I misread this but what I am saying is that a ghetto 1x10 conversion with NW and a one-eup, t-rex etc. using the stock SRAM cassette and RD was inexpensive with zero problems so far.
  • 2 1
 I meant that 11sp costs a fortune, at least from SRAM. We will see how Shimano lower offerings will look like. as to 1x9 or 1x10 one up makes it easy!
  • 1 0
 I'm interested in that derrailleur cage, but come on, $55? My Zee mechanism wasn't wrapping enough chain for the 11-36 so I bought s l x... For under $50.
I'm keen to try one of their cages but a hundred dollar mechanism is probably close to x t r money, and I know which I'd rather have. Thirty bucks and count me in! Sorry for being stingy but this is the real world!
  • 1 0
 I'd take SLX/Zee + OneUP any time over XTR, even if I'd have to pay 25 bucks more for XTR worthy pulley wheels. Latest 10sp Shimano cages failed me twice already. It takes a slight bend down there by the pulley for the chain to jump in between the plate and the wheel and for some unexplainable reason you can't really bend it back so it works as new
  • 1 0
 funny you say that, because both of mine are slightly twisted even after hardly any use
  • 1 0
 I can't put my finger on it, I think their cages must be too wide. I will try to rescue my SLX with vice and pliers as soon as I get the patience to dismount it from the clutch. Right now I am reviving Shiver SC from 2003 haha!
  • 1 0
 I have the same issue. It has caused my zee to go in to my spokes 3 times in the past year and that's when it's not in the lowest gear. On the last time the cage finnaly snapped but 55$ is a lot to pay for a new cage so I might try and find one at a shop.
  • 1 0
 Even cheaper and better still. Use any deraileur, any cassette. Run 11-36 on the back. 28t direct mount Cromag Xsync chain ring on the front. Or NSB make a 26t DM. No modifications, no fucky initial gear setup. Look so good too. Climbs here are steep and long and I like those ratios
  • 1 0
 I put the original rad cage and 40t/16t combo on my newmad, it makes the big bike climb pretty good and shifting is smooth! I see no reason to go to 11spd as long as one up makes this setup. The cost for an 11spd cassette is crazy.
  • 1 0
 I fide 34t front, 36t back (26") bike and I can climb everything, from steepest local sht to long climbs in Alps. In the midst of the season I can even go 36/36t. But the lower gear is the problem as I spin out on machine dug trails so I really need 36t, as a hard gear lover maybe even 38t so OneUp in 40t could really help me. Same for my wives bike who is no sportsman but she absolutely loves the simplicity of single ring (and that would save me watching her crossing the chain with front and rear cogs damn it!!!) She could ride 40t or even 42t with 34t front and get decent ratio for climbing.
  • 18 0
 One Up Components is as close to a rainbow as you will get
  • 4 1
 Running 32x11-42 one up components for a year now, with the 16T in there for the last 6 months.
No rad cage with my Shimano shadow+ XT medium cage.
Has been working a dream.

I have XO1 on another bike and having a 10 instead of 11 at the bottom of then cassette is a bonus, but an XT chainset, shifter, rear mech and one up cogs works 98% as well, and is 1/3 of the price....
  • 6 1
 OK, all those other features aside, integrating the chainring thread in the 30T is super cool.
  • 1 1
 on-One have been doing it for a while now, just a shame it's only ever the 30T rings, life is so much better when you don't have to hunt in the garage for the slim chain ring bolts you were pretty sure were in your toolbox!
  • 2 0
 Awesome.
I was just checking out the OneUp website and noticed the new cage and front ring conversions.
A quick OneUp conversion google search brought up this page.

20% disount?... check!
Compatible with existing 10 sp chain?... check!
cage now complete?... check!

Order whole shabang?... check!

Foray into wide range 1x drivetrain and hopefully an awesome upgrade for $155!

Thanks PinkBike and OneUp !!
  • 6 1
 Companies better step up their game to compete with prices like these.
  • 2 0
 if anyones using the XTR rear derailleur & not impressed with how easily the carbon fibre outer cage cracks, chips & breaks, then I can attest that the one-up alu derailleur cage is significantly stronger.
  • 4 3
 I don't know if anyone said this already, if you did then we'll done, community. Here goes
No 36!? Wtf are you thinking? The only reason to have such large cogs at the back is to have a larger one at the front. How anyone can pedal a bike with a 32/42 is cray spk. Come on One Up you've got everything else right!!
  • 1 0
 Good looking out OneUp. This is perfect since the Shimano inner cages seem to be limited since you released the RAD cage Wink Great utilitarian product development based on what the community needs. Just ordered a 40t and RADr for my Saint. Thanks for the discount and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 1 0
 Why can't we have an affordable direct mount small (up to 29t inclusive) front ring (spiderless). It costs 78 dollars or so because there is no competition in this. I am fine with 28t by 40 setup as are many middle age warriors that ride for fun.
  • 1 0
 My bike had a 2x10 steam setup with a type 2 derailleur. Instead of prying apart my cassette, all I had to do for ghetto 1x10 conversion was to get a 26t 64bcd NW ring and 104bcd bashguard - presto. Lost a half gear at the bottom, which is manageable. Lost a bunch of range at the top, which doesn't bother me. About 85 bucks plus twenty minutes of work.
  • 4 1
 Is the new cage design better than the previous one? Or is it just the addition of the internal cage?
  • 1 0
 From the looks of it, by replacing both inner and outer cage, OneUp was able to optimize the cage length instead of being stuck with Shimano's GS cage dimensions. But I'd be curious to see if there is any difference in function between a RAD and RADr setup.
  • 1 0
 The previous had half the cage and now it looks like they give you the whole cage. Wish they did this earlier when i broke half my cage, it was the opposite side of the previous rad cage and I had to buy a whole new rear der.
  • 1 0
 @DMal: that's exactly what I meant, is there any improvement between RAD and RADr?
  • 5 0
 The shift performance of RAD and RADr is identical. The offset pulley of RAD (and RADr) allows ~3 turns less B-screw. This significantly improves the shifting in the 11-13-16-19 area.

RAD is less expensive but if you don't have a GS cage it requires you to buy a Shimano inner cage (part numbers available on our website).

RADr is more expensive but provides all necessary parts and is the shortest and lowest profile setup you can run with an 11-42T cassette.

RADr backplate is not compatible with RAD front plate.
  • 1 0
 How much shorter is the RADr than the original RAD cage?
  • 2 0
 I have ran the OneUp 42t cog with a Wolf Tooth 30t chain for the last 6 months. My set up is an XO without the 16t cog and it has performed flawlessly. Highly recommend it.
  • 1 1
 I'm I the only person who thinks 11 is simply to many gears. Yes a wide ratio x1 is great, but I find I usually end up double shifting up or down on my 10 anyway. I get the feeling a wide 9 Speed would be better and would last longer due to less side to side movement of chain. But as soon as my current gears go. I'm going 32 up front and one of these 40t with the rad on my Zee. Thanks one up. Gives me a excuse to get back on the pies and still get up the hills
  • 1 0
 If a standard 11/36 cassette can be modified to give 11/42,surely a standard 10 speed cassette can be made 11/42 without the need to modify.Have heard Box components were looking into developing something.
  • 1 0
 I the whole package, wolf tooth 30 up front and the oneup 42 and the 16 on a bran new xtr derailleur, but my upper pull wheel was rubbing my smallest cog. Whats going on here.
  • 3 2
 So what if I have 9 speed and want 1x9? Not possible?? Please somebody make a higher tension spring for shimano xt shadow so I dont have to spend hundreds just for a "clutch"
  • 4 1
 Its possible. Shimano Dyna-Sys 10-speed and SRAM's older 1:1 ratio 9 speed is the same cable pull geometry, so run a SRAM 9speed shifter with a shimano shadow plus 10 speed derailleur.
  • 1 1
 I think the latest deore derailleurs are shadow+. They're about £25 at CRC I think.
  • 2 0
 Yep, it is possible as deeeight says. I'm currently running a bike set up 2x9 with X9 shifters and XT 10spd derailleur. Shifts great.
  • 4 1
 If you run narrow wide chain ring with upper guide, most probably you won't need clutch either. I often forget to engage it and I don't drop the chain anyways.
  • 1 0
 The newest Shimano deore has a shadow plus tech in them and they're pretty cheap
  • 1 1
 I run a 1x9 with a NSB narrow wide in the front, XT rear derailller and a 11-34 range on my xc bike. I have a 32 on the front and theres nothing I can't get up. (its on my xc bike) i've also never dropped a chain with my "old school" 9spd xt rear derailler.
  • 1 2
 @waki, honest with no mal intent, why would you ever disengage the clutch?
  • 10 0
 @epicstormer - to remove the wheel
  • 2 6
flag deeeight Plus (Nov 27, 2014 at 9:12) (Below Threshold)
 He has weak fingers... can't remove the wheel without doing so.
  • 1 0
 But isn't the indexing in the shifter? How do i get to shift 10 gears?
  • 1 1
 you dont. the op was wanting to use 1 by 9spd. waki was explaing how you can do it with a ten speed derailler and 9spd shifter.
  • 5 4
 Except waki didn't... that was me who explained it. Waki just complained about people using clutch derailleurs because the fairy riding he does where only a NW ring is needed somehow applies to the rest of the world. Incidently on the whole clutch derailleur business... all they do is build-in a feature we used to ADD to our derailleurs 20 years ago for downhill riding with an aftermarket spring attached externally, to pull the cage backwards. If you want the extra cage tension and don't want to muck around buying a clutched derailleur, track down a Mr Dirt spring on ebay, or build your own.
  • 2 1
 oh yea, read that wrong. sorry deeeight you're right ahha
  • 9 3
 Oh deeeight, was it a rough colonoscopy today? Did a fart betray you on a ride 10 miles from home, Or you missed the whole season of Antique Show cuz you got stuck in the loo peeing?
  • 4 1
 Waki, its worries me, your infatuation with fellow internet commentors rectums.
  • 7 3
 Rectums? No need for prular here, it's always about one particular a-hole
  • 4 2
 Yes, and you're the self centered A-hole its always gotta be about.
  • 2 0
 Thanks to everyone. I remember that mr dirt spring back in the days around 1992. I have used a piece of tube as a spring and it has silenced a lot my reign when rockgardens come around but need to replace the tube every ride haha Btw I started this conversation and I will finish it because I dont like rude talks between waki and deeight. I've had some laughs reading their comments in other threads and this is lame so please stop it now. Peace
  • 1 0
 I tried 42t but the shift up from 36 was always delayed and sloppy. 40t is flawless with Zee, and doesn't require cage extension.
  • 2 0
 I haven't tried a short cage, but with 42t and a med cage XTR, the issue wasn't in the big cogs, it was in the small cogs where the cage was really far away, resulting in poor chain wrap and unreliable shifting. I just installed a RAD cage and it seems much better.
  • 2 0
 Can you pls make a 28t front ring direct mount (spiderless) for X9 like cranks. Wolf tooth rings I buy are really expensive!
  • 3 12
flag banjberra (Nov 27, 2014 at 11:17) (Below Threshold)
 Why do you need a 28t chainring with a 42t expander cog? Are you using a balfa bb7 for cross country? I would be ashamed to put any of these components on my bike because it is like advertising how weak and lazy you are. If you want biking to take less effort, then give a bit more effort. Your body will adapt and you will be faster and stronger as a result. Why gimp your performance with technology just so you don't have to put in effort? I'll never understand the logic of weak people.
  • 2 3
 Too right! Maybe he's using big wheels that may be an issue...but 28/42!? That's going too far mate!? Surely at that point you're actually handicapping yourself, I don't think I could pedal fast enough to stay upright!
  • 1 0
 I run a 28t direct mount X 40t because it allows for a short cage mech. And it's hella steep climbing around here.
  • 1 0
 I'm a little embarrassed to say that I rode the BC Bike race with a wolftooth 28 and 40 tooth OneUp.... Notice that I said rode, not raced! I broke my collar bone a few weeks before race day, so my training involved drinking beer and reading Pinkbike. I think that ridiculous gearing is the only thing that got me through the race!
  • 1 1
 Fair enough lads, I'm only messin! Obviously I am super ard and only use a 52t road ring ;-)
  • 1 0
 Bought a 40t with 16t for my Mega AM - can't wait to try [get up more hills without pushing.....................]
  • 2 0
 norco makes pretty bikes...
  • 1 0
 Odering the full Kabam to upgrade my bike to 1X10, hoping the 42X32 will be enough to climb the mountains.
  • 2 0
 Annnnnd my groupo order is in. Boomski.
  • 1 0
 What's up with that blacked out maxxis tire? Proto, sponsored by diff brand...
  • 1 0
 Just placed my order for the rad cage!!! I'm going to be a much better rider from now on. On my 29er. Hahahahahahahahahaa
  • 4 4
 Why would you need extended range on a saint derailleur? A super low climbing gear for all your bike park laps?
  • 2 2
 Saint/zee is optimized for 1x. The rest of the line up has slight dead spots that would normally be taken up by chain angle differences created by the front rings. Its slight but sort of noticeable after a few months.
  • 3 3
 I have 9sp Saint on my wives Xc bike for one reason - that thing is freaking massive, stiff, durable yet light.
  • 2 0
 with an upper and lower guide you never drop the chain even clutch off.
  • 3 3
 you will just drop the lower guide or seize it like it happened to me with Stinger, Gamut P30 or twice with MRP G2, while it drags you with it's tune sung by mices pipipipi wewewewewew pipipipipi
  • 4 1
 I ran with a clutch and no NW and never dropped a chain. I also ran clutchless with a NW and never lost a chain either, even on some pretty rough DH trails. As far as I am concerned, guides are a thing of the past, even the upper one.
  • 8 4
 Oh yea PLC07?! No guide? Guide a thing of the past? Alright, alright, alright! Then why do you think all those blokes run chain guides?! How dare you have your own experience and share it? Run what they are running or you are a misinformed troll and a hater!

In your face! www.pinkbike.com/news/crankworx-2014-enduro-world-series-bike-checks.html

You know nothing! It is disrespectful to not follow the herd. We are so insecure about our own choices that we need to study each bolt in PROs bikes, and what do you think? That you are better than us, thinking for yourself?!

Disclaimer: I expressed similar opinion as yours and I have been given a kind of sht I wrote above, every single time.
  • 1 0
 I've got X9 Type 2 and NW on my FS and have never dropped a chain. I've got plain X7 and NW on my HT and have never dropped a chain. I'm thinking it's more about the front chainring.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns Haha, when I hit the "submit" button I told myself "people telling me I ride flat trails and referring to the enduro bike check article in 3... 2... 1..." and I don't care. It works for me and I tested it enough to know that I wasn't lucky. I must say that for a while I had a severely bent derailleur and also a bent hanger and I lost chains like mad at that time so having a drivetrain in relative good shape helps a lot. To be honest, back then I used to run a MRP G2 and I got so confident in the NW/clutch setups that I ended up cutting off the roller area of the G2 with a cutting disc to kept it as a taco only on the 1x setup for a while.

@BigballmcCall I used a clutchless x9 and a x9 type2, both with a Wolftooth drop stop ring when a NW ring was used. The Wolftooth has longer teeth so it might have had a bigger impact than the regular NW rings or going clutchless but then again a lot of people seem to have no problems with their NW rings. Even if it was all about the front ring, I still really like the clutch for the reduced chainslap.
  • 2 0
 Its your experience, not an opinion. My experience was that with a NW ring my chain fell off more often than not which is why i added guide. Just my experience.
  • 3 1
 Nobody's chain has ever fallen off more often than not. Ever.
  • 1 0
 Actually yes, on a ride, more often than not my chain would fall off at some point. Ya understand now :-)
  • 1 2
 How is the cage if I use it with a road cassette? Just fine I'd assume? I have different builds for my voltage fr, so I swap cassettes every now and then.
  • 1 0
 This is brilliant How did I never see this before.
  • 1 3
 I go my PB One Up 42/Rad cage and new 10spd drive train. It works well but the middle cog gears don't shift that well, there's some lag and noise when shifting.
  • 1 0
 Nice.
  • 1 0
 Oval narrow wide....!
  • 3 4
 Bling, but needed? Not for me, my cage works as intended.
  • 3 1
 You missed the point. Its a cheaper/probably better performing way to get a 42t setup if you want to convert your 1x10 with zee than if you want to run a xt long cage with the b tension pushed out with a longer bolt.
  • 3 1
 yeah. it's more about what it does than how it looks. been using a 1x10 set up from these guys and love it
  • 1 1
 With the normal stock cage you have to push the B tension screw as far as it can to accommodate the big 42t plate. With the rad cage however you don't need to increase the B tension that much and it improves the chain tension and shifting by a slight re design in the pulley configuration and the actual shape of the cage.
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