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Thoughts on the new Sram GX Eagle drivetrain? :)

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by hitar_potar, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. hitar_potar

    hitar_potar Monkey

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    So, as the title states, what do you think? Shimano got kicked in the ass for the 173456374837538 time? :D
     
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    roflbox Monkey

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    I love $195 cassettes
     
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    slimshady Turbo Monkey

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    Sunrace has a new 12sp 11-50 cassette in the pipeline, and even a 10-50 one which fits regular Shimano freehubs. They'll surely be sub-100 bucks.

    Take a look here: SunRace Catalog
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Linky no worky
     
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    slimshady Turbo Monkey

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    Try it nao!
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    i think my 1x10 11:42/34 works wonderfully. fu lizards!
     
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    hitar_potar Monkey

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    Am i seeing right that Sunraces has a rear derailleur and a shifter of its own, to complement its cassette and chain??? o_O
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, but you are not a fat person riding a fat bike up mountains on 5" tires. There is clearly a market for 28x50.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    We will all need it for the new 34" fatbike standard.
     
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  10. Sandwich

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    450g cassette...yeesh.

    my opinion on eagle remains the same. if you need that much range, you need to run a front derailleur.

    If I ever get back to riding more often, I want to grab a SRAM 11sp cassette as their weight is truly phenomenal. I still prefer shimano shifting though.
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I've head rumors that bike mfgr's are making frames that you can't even PUT a FD on... :disgust1:
     
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    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    WHAT? Next thing, they'll put a motor in there and continue to try and pass them off as mountain bikes.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Definitely true. I don't miss them in the slightest. :D
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah... but you're young... and not fat. :D
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I am going bald, but that's just weight savings/aerodynamic improvements :D
     
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    slimshady Turbo Monkey

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    I'm old and fat and I rock a 11-46 Sunrace cassette, 32t N/W ring. I'm able to climb along with my younger pals and smoke 'em on the way down, thanks to the added inertial mass :weee:.
     
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    Fd will never be as chain-drop-free as a single ring with a guide! Also the cockpit becomes pretty busy with both a front shifter and a dropper-remote. And then there's the funny fact about repeated ratios on a 2x-drivetrains...
     
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  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Are your younger pals a bunch of lazy, whiny-assed Millenials? It kinda sounds like it.

    Either that or your sandbagging with the "old and fat" claim.

    :D
     
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    slimshady Turbo Monkey

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    Nailed it!
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Here's what I think.



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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    The FD direct mount covers / beer openers are going to be missed. :cheers:
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    oh the irony of a fatbike tire named "b nimble . . ."

    y u not just?

    or?
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I'm stoked that there are tons of good beers available in cans now. Much better for carrying on trail.


    SPD pedals work great for opening bottles though.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Meh, was 26 out of 98 on a 40 mile gravel grinder a few weeks back on it. I know those bastards were drafting behind me, so I intentionally took the crazy loose inside-berms on the turns. To see so many dinky cross bikes go behind me was worth it.

    It's my training bike anyway. Just stand up and sprint and nothing will feel hard on race day on a normal bike.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Seriously why!? I mean, your bike has pedals, right?
     
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    Hmmm, if the big news is GX Eagle, what would happen to X1? I understand they went straight to GX level in order to reduce the price, but what would happen to X1? Is it staying 11-speed, or is it going the 12 ratios-route as well?
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Ask the people riding 45lb fatbikes with 5" tires up mountains in the summer time. It's their fault.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    The whole XD driver thing turned me off of SRAM.

    I'd like a hair more range than my 30 11/42 provides, but only on pavement, and I don't really give a shit how fast I'm going on pavement, especially if I have to pedal.
     
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    I figured those 50 tooth cassette sprockets were made so fat guys can climb :P
     
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    Mebee I better git me one !
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    I know, now I can't pry my cassette off with a metal tire lever anymore...
     
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    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    My trailbike is still 1x9, it's like a contraceptive for climbing!
     
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    yup. been riding that setup since 1x drivetrains were only seen on DH bikes.
     
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    worth noting they have some rad looking DH cassettes; 7 spd for use with 10 or 11spd chains
     
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    Yup, noted them as well. Nice finish on the black ones.
     
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    X1 goes to 8-speed-only and gets a permanent E attached to the front of it, is my guess.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    We must realize that these were the days when you could still buy non-E-assist drivetrains. Buy all the 11 and 12 speed human-pedal parts you can. In the future, no one will pedal.
     
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    out of curiosity, why? i rarely if ever need a 10t cog, but now that's it an accepted "standard", it's hard to hold a grudge. It's also a better option than shimano's "throw it over the spokes" design.
     
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