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…
Optimized for Shimano 11-40 and also compatible with their 11-42 cassettes, Wolf Tooth GC45 cassette extenders present another drivetrain option.
“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…”
Our Shimano XTR Di2 equipped Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is an electronic shifting-equipped boogie machine. We’ve dubbed it ‘Thundervolt’.
“Occasionally, on lung barfing tech climbs, when the pedal stroke sometimes gets a bit ragged, there are moments when you anticipate a spin…”
“…it was always going to be the XT version of Di2 that would be of greater interest to the bike-buying public.”
This may be the answer for early adopters who can’t live without electronic shifting but would rather not re-mortgage their home…
SRAM continues to own the 1x arms race upping both cogs and teeth and making Japanese engineers angry…
“But don’t let the chubby looking hubs fool you into thinking this is a porky wheel set…”
“I foresee the TRS+ cassette being an interesting replacement for folks…”
With the front derailleur being pushed nose first into the loam, the logical step in the drivetrain campaign is to attack from the back.
New internals and more drop help refresh a classic piece of kit.
“…this is the benchmark. All drivetrains either work better or worse than Deore XT. It almost doesn’t matter how good/bad this stuff is, because we’re going to have to reset the goalposts either way.”
SRAM Debuts another affordable 1×11 system, the NX – which will cost you less than the GX series…