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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiLyft View Post

    My real joy comes from hoping this catches on so that super boost can DIE forever!
    Definitely. All other things aside, superboost needs to go away.

    As far as the repair-ability goes, the last few eagle derailleurs I bent were bent in fairly subtle ways. They were clearly bent and they didn't shift right, but it was tough to tell exactly what part of the derailleur was bent.

    So it's cool that you can replace parts of the transmission derailleur, but I feel like often it's gonna be a thing where you replace one part, only to discover that you also needed to replace two other parts that are a little bent as well, and then pretty quickly you've spent 80% of the price of a new derailleur just to get your old derailleur mostly functional, and you probably would've been better off just buying a whole new one.

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    Down with super boost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    That's a great write up.
    X2.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    That's a great write up.
    yeah The North Shore in Vangroovy is the birthplace of freeride / enduro , these guys been in it for a long time

    I rode there in the late 80's it was wow this is different and in the early 0000' s it was triple holy shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I’d be interested in hearing the reasons from SRAM (and Shimano?) as well…. Is it cheaper to produce, more profitable, etc? Or is it just considered a natural progression? Because IMO it’s not better, it’s just different. And from a consumer/end-user perspective, I personally don’t like it at all due to needing batteries and they’re significantly more expensive to replace if something breaks. But I also know that we’re being force fed this BS, so it’ll be impossible to resist at some point soon.
    They're expecting a very large majority of all bike sales to be ebikes in 5-10 years. The eshifting will be integrated into the overall power supply so most people will just charge their bike and never think about charging their derailleur, and the people who can afford the bikes won't consider the additional replacement cost a significant expense.

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    Possibly. But I am sure there are a few forward thinkers. My view is that eventually we will have ‘light enough’ e-bikes that they will be just fine to pedal without power, essentially with no drag when the motor is disengaged. As such, the need to shift without power from the main battery will still be desirable. (Same argument goes for lights).
    Kind of a ‘redundant system’ way of thinking as people get farther and farther out there with e-bikes.
    But this is just armchair speculation, I don’t know what they are thinking anymore.
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    I think its very possible right now to build an e-bike motor with > 85n of power but the drive train can't handle it forward thinking we will have E-bikes with internal gear boxes/ drive belts instead of chain which can handle more than 85nm of assist
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I think its very possible right now to build an e-bike motor with > 85n of power but the drive train can't handle it forward thinking we will have E-bikes with internal gear boxes/ drive belts instead of chain which can handle more than 85nm of assist
    Or you could just ride a motorcycle. It's the logical end point of this progression. Why even bother with pedals?

    SRAM's new shit seems pretty decent to me but its ability to hold people standing on the der upper pivot (rear axle) is the least interesting part. Its even more aggressive use of ramps on the cassette than Shimano HG+ is cool, though.

    The prices even send seem a little less insane when you acknowledge that they all include a crankset.

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    Brrraaap

    I don't know if i would be happy having to ride with American ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I’d be interested in hearing the reasons from SRAM (and Shimano?) as well…. Is it cheaper to produce, more profitable, etc? Or is it just considered a natural progression? Because IMO it’s not better, it’s just different. And from a consumer/end-user perspective, I personally don’t like it at all due to needing batteries and they’re significantly more expensive to replace if something breaks. But I also know that we’re being force fed this BS, so it’ll be impossible to resist at some point soon.
    What drivetrain do you usually run on your fleer?




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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Brrraaap

    I don't know if i would be happy having to ride with American ?
    You mean, like, a South American? Or a slice of processed cheese? Or maybe a coffee with some water in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    What drivetrain do you usually run on your fleer?




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    Well… this year we have Specialized Stumpy’s and Stumpy EVOs. One the standard Stumpy, I was able to order the ‘22 Expert models with X01. However, last year’s EVOs were out of stock so I got stuck with the 2023 Experts, which have GX AXS. So… I took all the AXS shit off and replaced it with new regular X01.

    I’ve got enough shit to do on our trips, the last thing I need is to worry about fucking batteries. But I know the day is coming when I won’t have a choice if I want higher-end demos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    You mean, like, a South American? Or a slice of processed cheese? Or maybe a coffee with some water in it?
    your problem is riding with cheesey americans
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Cheaper than XTR for *possibly* comparable weights and performance.

    I have had absolutely no problems with MS on multiple drivetrains in five years. I suspect any galling is from undertorquing the cassette?
    It’s a shame they are employing different cable pull ratio, though, would have been good for mixing and matching if needed or desired.
    TRP groupo does look awesome. They hit a great value point and went with premium build characteristics. Certainly a departure from some of their equipment that felt a bit below average in my use. I loved their brake levers for my center pull CX bike once I went single speed, but their mechanical disc brakes were lackluster.
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    Oh, son, I have many, many problems, but that’s not one of them.
    I mostly ride with expat Canadians, South Americans, and yank’s who actually ‘get it’
    Saludos de Colombia en este momento!

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    SRAM Eagle T-Type drivetrain and Code Stealth Brakes

    Pretty neat little replacement vid.. too bad the Transmission isn’t a superior product…

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