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New Saint. Finally.

toodles

Turbo Monkey
Aug 24, 2004
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A couple of the guys riding with us yesterday are industry stooges and apparently they've both pre-ordered the new Saint brakes due for release in the next few weeks.
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
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Karori, Poneke Te Ika-a-Maui
Where is @Damo nowadays?

We hired Marshy to wrench for Dean Lucas on the Scott DH Team. Dean and Flo stay in Morzine during the summer so it’s perfect.
Dunno, pretty sure I saw one of his chalets on the market last year, from the occasional social media pic's he's still in the area and has an old ferme somewhere that's he's built a mini climbing wall into the barn part.
Tried to get hold of him the other year, thought we'd catch up for a pint or something, but he wasn't in a mood to talk to me apparently. *shrugs*
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
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Need pricing before I can smugly pass my judgement, but while they look great, my One-Ups are lighter and look almost as good.
no pricing yet, expected availability spring 2022. the current XT flat pedals run $100, so probably $120-$130


Was hoping they'd also update the M820 pedals so that they don't weigh 20lb.
considering when they were added to the saint grouppo i would be very surprised if we get an upgraded version when m820 gets replaced. but yes those things weight a shit load.
 

jonKranked

Detective Dookie
Nov 10, 2005
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it's not saint, but today Shimano dropped new Dura Ace and Ultegra. 12 speed, Di2 only, semi-wireless. semi-wireless being that the derailleurs are still connected to the central battery.
 

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
Meh

No microspline...but the cassettes fit existing standard freehubs, along with their new one. Why didn't they do that for mtb as well?
 
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Gary

"S" is for "neo-luddite"
Aug 27, 2002
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Meh

No microspline...but the cassettes fit existing standard freehubs, along with their new one. Why didn't they do that for mtb as well?
Because nowadays mtb riders are a bunch of pricks who run stupid little chainrings and because of that require stupid little 9 or 10t cassette sprockets if they actaully want to pedal anywhere at a decent pace
 

Jm_

sled dog's bollocks
Jan 14, 2002
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Because nowadays mtb riders are a bunch of pricks who run stupid little chainrings and because of that require stupid little 9 or 10t cassette sprockets if they actaully want to pedal anywhere at a decent pace
Don’t forget the spinning at 120rpm with the 52t on a climb attempting to keep the bike going straight without enough gyroscopic force to go straight. Turns out, giant gears do not make you a climber, you still suck.
 
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