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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    My understanding of the reasoning behind Microspline:
    1. Shimano would rather die than use a standard (for free) that Sram created.
    2. Ability to run cheaper cassettes a la SLX. XD can never be cheap because of the all on piece thread on nature of it.


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    I thought it was more that XD required SRAM approval for licencing even though 'open', and they wouldn't ever grant it to Shimano

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    My understanding of the reasoning behind Microspline:
    1. Shimano would rather die than use a standard (for free) that Sram created.
    2. Ability to run cheaper cassettes a la SLX. XD can never be cheap because of the all on piece thread on nature of it.

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    Sram made the XD hub driver open source, but patented the means of attaching a cassette to it. e13 got around it with their clamp on system, but that's fiddly and not an ideal solution. Shimano wasn't going to be allowed to make good XD cassettes.

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    Trying to convert an old Kona Jake the Snake that i bought used back to a gravel type bike. The guy converted it to flat bars with mountain style shifters and brake levers... question is can i run the XT V brakes that are on it now with road style STI shifters? i've read i may have to install some type of pulley to increase the leverage? looking for some advice!

    Also anyone have any cheap/ish STI shifters they wanna sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox View Post
    Trying to convert an old Kona Jake the Snake that i bought used back to a gravel type bike. The guy converted it to flat bars with mountain style shifters and brake levers... question is can i run the XT V brakes that are on it now with road style STI shifters? i've read i may have to install some type of pulley to increase the leverage? looking for some advice!

    Also anyone have any cheap/ish STI shifters they wanna sell?
    I may have some (or at least a single for the right side). Shoot me a msg if interested

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    Converting a SS commuter to 1x10.

    Bought a 105 RD, 105 cassette, and a Zee shifter. Is my Bike going to explode?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Converting a SS commuter to 1x10.

    Bought a 105 RD, 105 cassette, and a Zee shifter. Is my Bike going to explode?


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    You're gonna die.


    But actually, that won't work. The cable pull is different on 10s Shimano road vs MTB derailleurs. You'll need a MTB derailleur to work with that shifter. I might have one in the parts bin, I can look tonight.

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    Thanks - Iíll return some shit and buy all mtb stuff


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    You can run a road cassette if you want. Just need to swap the derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Thanks - Iíll return some shit and buy all mtb stuff


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    I have a 1x10 setup for sale if your interested. GX derailleur and cassette, sram X9 shifter. PM if interested
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    My new Hightower is nearing completion and I need a 150 mm fork. I was set on a Lyrik Ultimate but reviews of the Marzocchi/Fox Z1 are pretty solid.

    The Lyrik is $300 more. Worth it? Iím not a rider whoís always tweaking suspension adjustments. Anyone ridden the new Z1?


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    Buy a barely used Lyrik off PB. Or a Fox 36. I’d personally go with the known commodity.

    Plus, resale on a bike with a Marzocchi fork will suck, if that matters.
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    ^^^ agreed

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    Isn't a Z1 just a Fox 36 Rhythm with a few small differences? I don't see why that would hurt resale value other maybe poorer brand recognition compared to a very similar fork with Fox stickers.

    That said, the high-end Lyrik is a great fork.

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    For sure, the Z1 will hurt your resale.
    But, it is literally a Fox 36 on the inside. Just a touch heavier.
    That said, it's really not that hard to find a take off Factory Fox 36 for hundreds less. Half a season into any fork on my bikes and it's just a scratched up vessel for premium internals.
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