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If price was not a factor...would you do AXS?

April 9, 2019, 10:19 a.m.
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Posted by: tashi

I like a lot of what modern wife-range drivetrains have to offer but can’t believe how we’ve just come to accept million-dollar wear items like cassettes.

You can pry my 10-speed XTR shifters from my cold, dead hands.

WTF is "wife-range" ?

April 9, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
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yeah, that's some fairly loaded language there.

April 9, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
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I think he meant wide range.

April 9, 2019, 12:33 p.m.
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haha, didn't think of that. *gingerly lowers pitchfork*.

April 9, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
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Ha! Are Freudian typos a thing? Def. should have been "wide-rage". I'm fully woke about the existence of fast ladies, don't worry.

Also: $150 for an 11-sp cassette is reasonable. I'll still choose 10-speed (SunRace cogs/XT derailleur/XTR shifter) for as long as possible; I'm actually considering the 9-speed MicroSHIFT for my hardtail. I miss thicker chains and cogs. My dream group would be 9 or 10-speed wireless Shimano electronic shifting that self-adjusts, can take a hit, and has reasonably priced wear items. SLXi2? Also a wireless dropper post with a 4-position lever that corresponds to different heights. Hydraulic seems good for brakes.

Edit: fuck internal cable routing.  Give me guides for full-length housing.


 Last edited by: tashi on April 9, 2019, 1:05 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
April 9, 2019, 1:07 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Ha! Are Freudian typos a thing? Def. should have been "wide-rage". I'm fully woke about the existence of fast ladies, don't worry.

Also: $150 for an 11-sp cassette is reasonable. I'll still choose 10-speed (SunRace cogs/XT derailleur/XTR shifter) for as long as possible; I'm actually considering the 9-speed MicroSHIFT for my hardtail. I miss thicker chains and cogs. My dream group would be 9 or 10-speed wireless Shimano electronic shifting that self-adjusts, can take a hit, and has reasonably priced wear items. SLXi2? Also a wireless dropper post with a 4-position lever that corresponds to different heights. Hydraulic seems good for brakes.

Edit: fuck internal cable routing.  Give me guides for full-length housing.

nOW IT'S WIDE-RAGE? yOU GOT SOMETHING AGAINST CHUNKIES?

April 9, 2019, 11:50 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

haha, didn't think of that. *gingerly lowers pitchfork*.

Tiki torch slowly extinguishes

April 10, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
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Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: tashi

Ha! Are Freudian typos a thing? Def. should have been "wide-rage". I'm fully woke about the existence of fast ladies, don't worry.

Also: $150 for an 11-sp cassette is reasonable. I'll still choose 10-speed (SunRace cogs/XT derailleur/XTR shifter) for as long as possible; I'm actually considering the 9-speed MicroSHIFT for my hardtail. I miss thicker chains and cogs. My dream group would be 9 or 10-speed wireless Shimano electronic shifting that self-adjusts, can take a hit, and has reasonably priced wear items. SLXi2? Also a wireless dropper post with a 4-position lever that corresponds to different heights. Hydraulic seems good for brakes.

Edit: fuck internal cable routing.  Give me guides for full-length housing.

nOW IT'S WIDE-RAGE? yOU GOT SOMETHING AGAINST CHUNKIES?

hahaha.

April 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
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after paying attention enough to watch a video on this shifter/mech, frankly, it looks amazing. no wires. simple and customizable shifter buttons. allegedly durable and precise.

April 29, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
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Posted by: rhw

IMHO it's a smart move to lift the roof of the high-end mtb market another, what is it, $2K?. Great for middle-aged men with too much money and too little time! ;-)

Lol too little time to what? This stuff still needs to be tuned occasionally except now you have to remember to plug it in.

April 29, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
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Posted by: craw

Posted by: rhw

IMHO it's a smart move to lift the roof of the high-end mtb market another, what is it, $2K?. Great for middle-aged men with too much money and too little time! ;-)

Lol too little time to what? This stuff still needs to be tuned occasionally except now you have to remember to plug it in.

Too little time to ride. Work a lot -> surplus of money but no time to ride -> buy more shit.

May 31, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
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No I wouldn't, but not for the usual reasons.

I would buy Di2 XTR with dual front rings instead and enjoy my lightweight cassette and enormous gear range.

After getting the chance to try Di2 on a road bike I'm convinced that the best thing about electric shifting is that it makes 2x drivetrains awesome.


 Last edited by: Timer on May 31, 2019, 11:57 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 31, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
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^Di2 XTR/XT is even better. You can run 1 shifter for 2x front chainrings.

June 1, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
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Nah. I've seen etap have all kinds of problems, and SRAM's QC is, simply put, shithouse. Needing multiple small, short life batteries is a hassle too. One of the best things with Di2 is the ability to just forget about the battery for months, and then charge quickly whenever you remember. I've already been seeing the new 'ultimate' pike's failing (ingesting air from + to - chamber). That, coupled with the unpredictability of eagle to do it's job is enough for me to avoid it.

I imagine we'll see new Di2 later this year, possibly with a wireless shifter and wired main battery/computer to derailleur.

June 1, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
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Ironically, just today; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsk3zAZyLaQ

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