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June 1, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
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Re: If price was not a factor...would you do AXS?

Ironically, just today; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsk3zAZyLaQ

June 1, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
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Re: If price was not a factor...would you do AXS?

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.

Sept. 3, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
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Re: long travel wagon wheelers

The nude shock integrates something like a reservoir in to the can. I don’t like it, but it makes sense

June 28, 2018, 1:41 a.m.
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Re: Bike Shops - Listen

It’s weird how we can spend a small fortune on bikes lots of shop employees could never afford even at staff price, but expect them to give us the same service and expertise as $500/h professionals.

That’s a big part of why shops are having to change, and it works at the high end, and maybe the big low end stuff, but the mid range has such little margin it’s no wonder shops are falling over and manufacturers are just cutting them out altogether.

June 17, 2018, 1:51 a.m.
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Re: My YT Canada experience

YT’s model seems to sandwich their distributors. I dealt with the oceania one after snapping three cf capra’s and their were friendly, but ultimately perpetuated the same flaws - even supplying a replacement that YT knew had a defect which snapped catastrophically and painfully on its first ride. The Capra rode amazingly but at that point I lost all faith and immediately got something else.

May 27, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
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Re: Brakes for your Enduro bike

I came off Saints (at one point runnning xtr xc levers) that were awesome for years, to some of the XT 4 pots. It’s hard to tell much difference, except price.

The TRP’s are tempting mostly because they run a shimano bleed port and pads.

After dealing with so many different and catastrophic sram brake issues over the years I’m willing to risk a ‘wandering bite point’ - though I have yet to experience it on any bikes.

May 1, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
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Re: SRAM GX drivetrain

I had nothing but problems with GX. There's so much play in the main derailleur bolt that when you combine it with a narrow-wide 50t it gets snagged constantly. SRAM warrantied mine immediately and replaced the main derailleur bolt with the XX1 version that is much better.

It continued to be really inconsistent, especially in mud, where the derailleur was prone to throwing the chain off jockey wheels.

That, combined with the fact that setting up the B-tension is a two person job as you need both the wee guide tool and the suspension sagged, was enough for me to ditch it.

I'm now running a shimano set up with the SunRace 11-50t and it's been great. There's the slightest hesitation moving to a harder gear from the 42, but it's improved a lot with some riding (KMC chain).

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