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Test Ride: XX1: SRAM's Single-Ring Group

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Monkey
May 17, 2005
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yeti cave@the beach
Had the chance to check out the groupo at the bike shop yesterday. Some impressions:
- It is freakishly light.
-Pricewise, it's only a bit more expensive than a complete XTR or X0 set.
-The chain really likes to stick to the chainring
-That and the new rear mech with the type-2 clutch and the parallelogram design seem pretty solid.

For WMAC: the new rear mech separates the horizontal and vertical planes of movement. The normal derailleurs move diagonally, and any vertical shock induces not only chain slap but a horizontal component in the movement.

Oh and the cassette is a thing of beauty. That is my only concern here...the duration of the cassette. It goes at 430$ a pop here.:shocked:
 

kgm

Chimp
Nov 11, 2012
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co
i see heros overgearing themselves and raging the granny into oblivion in 25 rides