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Sweating the Small Things @ Crankworx 2016

Nerding my way through the little details

Andrew Major appreciates and identifies the small details that set bikes, mechanics, shops and manufacturers apart…

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Transition Patrol Carbon vs. SRAM Eagle

Transition-ing to Eagle : First Look

This bike is an embarrassment of riches, with Eagle, a new Lyrik, Roam 60 wheels, a 2017 Reverb and a shiny new carbon frame…

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SRAM GX DH DRIVETRAIN

Bargain DH Drivetrain

“With its main objectives being durability and dependability, GX DH is the clear choice to bring more riders to the mountain…”

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SRAM EX1: Does ‘E’ stand for ‘Everyone’

8 Speeds for Human Power

Andrew Major isn’t a fan of e-bikes but he sees great potential or SRAM’s new E group to be used on ‘meat powered’ bikes…

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Wolf Tooth GC45 Cassette Extenders

11-45 Conversions for Shimano

Optimized for Shimano 11-40 and also compatible with their 11-42 cassettes, Wolf Tooth GC45 cassette extenders present another drivetrain option.

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12 Speed: Progress Or Excess?

Ask Uncle Dave?

“And then I’d hit them right in the [email protected] face with a totally unexpected doozy of a change that required all sorts of really fancy, expensive sh!t…”

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Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt: First Impressions

Words - Pete Roggeman

Our Shimano XTR Di2 equipped Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is an electronic shifting-equipped boogie machine. We’ve dubbed it ‘Thundervolt’.

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Wolftooth Drop-Stop Elliptical Chainring Review

Words - Perry Schebel

“Occasionally, on lung barfing tech climbs, when the pedal stroke sometimes gets a bit ragged, there are moments when you anticipate a spin…”

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Shimano Deore XT Di2 Launched

Deore XT goes electronic

“…it was always going to be the XT version of Di2 that would be of greater interest to the bike-buying public.”

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Inexpensive Electronic Shifting?

Not Quite for the Masses

This may be the answer for early adopters who can’t live without electronic shifting but would rather not re-mortgage their home…

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SRAM XX1 & X01 Eagle 12spd!

10-50t 12spd is here

SRAM continues to own the 1x arms race upping both cogs and teeth and making Japanese engineers angry…

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e*thirteen LG1R Wheelset and LG1+ Cassette

Words - Tim Coleman

“But don’t let the chubby looking hubs fool you into thinking this is a porky wheel set…”

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E*Thirteen TRS+ 9-44 Cassette: First Impressions

The cogset wars continue.

“I foresee the TRS+ cassette being an interesting replacement for folks…”

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OneUp Goes to 10-50

Shark is here and it's BIG.

With the front derailleur being pushed nose first into the loam, the logical step in the drivetrain campaign is to attack from the back.

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Revamping the Reverb

170mm of Drop? Yes Please

New internals and more drop help refresh a classic piece of kit.

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