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2010 Sea Otter New Gear Thread

April 19, 2010, 7:37 a.m.
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Don't think breaking chains is going to be a problem with 10 speed. The roadies have been using them for ages and the pro road guys put a lot of stress on their chains.

More problematic might be that the narrower 10-speed chains clog up with dirt easier.

Chains usually don't break because of pure power, they usually break because of force applied when shifting twists the chain and pops the sideplates. 9 (and 10) speed chains are narrower, therefore less torsionally stiff.

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April 19, 2010, 9:46 a.m.
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More often than not, chains break because they've been put together poorly or have been damaged from chain suck or something like that. Lot's of people refused to use the Shimano pin and the chains broke because of that. That's why SRAM developed their link. Really hard to screw up a link install but it is more likely that pin will damage the plate when it's pushed in a little off using a shitty tool.

Mud will not be more of an issue now then it was with any other drivetrain. Pretty much all cross racers are on ten speed. That is as muddy as any mountainbike event. Pro's might get a clean bike every lap or two but us punters don't.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

April 19, 2010, 10:06 a.m.
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and you don't run/use a granny ring. coincidence?

I use it just not very often. I usually am nice to my drivetrain though, no big chain crossing or shifting under load.

April 20, 2010, 9:16 a.m.
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This dude needs to get his spiel down a lot better. Usually Shimano has much better speakers promoting their products. Sounds like 100% BS coming from this dude.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/132736/

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April 20, 2010, 11:42 a.m.
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This dude needs to get his spiel down a lot better. Usually Shimano has much better speakers promoting their products. Sounds like 100% BS coming from this dude.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/132736/

Dude WTF.
I love the Shimano guys, but that was brutal. He's umming and erring all over the place, scratching at himself. He's read the book on how to look like you're lying, and followed through.

I'll run 10 speed shimano before i run 10 speed SRAM, but that was tough to watch.

April 20, 2010, 12:20 p.m.
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and Steve Peat talks about strapping a piece of tire on his saddle in Fundamentals back when people were saying "Sam who?"

oh well soooooorrry if im not "OLD" enough to know that.

April 20, 2010, 1:37 p.m.
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it looks better from a different angle:

ok, maybe it doesn't.

It looks better from the other side:

April 20, 2010, 1:48 p.m.
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I'm liking these things.



I'm lost, what exactly are these?

April 20, 2010, 2:08 p.m.
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Curtis' Knolly with all the new SRAM bits.

You can all go to hell. I'll be joining you shortly and I'm bringing beer and cheetos.

April 20, 2010, 2:12 p.m.
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I'm lost, what exactly are these?

adjustable height spacers for steer tube.

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April 20, 2010, 3:23 p.m.
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Curtis' Knolly with all the new SRAM bits.

Is the Vivid air shock new?

April 20, 2010, 3:27 p.m.
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Is the Vivid air shock new?

yeah, but what's with the mismatched wheelset?

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April 20, 2010, 3:41 p.m.
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What about the elixir-based codes on his bike?

I liked the his blue frame a lot, verdict is still out on this yellow one, unless its neon.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 20, 2010, 4:36 p.m.
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its neon, bad light.

April 20, 2010, 4:39 p.m.
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its neon, bad light.

Niiiiice. Im jealous. Not a stock colour I should assume though:crybaby:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

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