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Old 11-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #31771
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I just need snow, then the fat bike comes out! Woohoo!!!!!

For now it is just exercise.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #31772
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I got to build a bike with XTR 10sp on it yesterday. That *may* be enough to get me away from my Paul's Thumbie and 9sp barcon combo.

I liked the snap in the shifter. The rear derailleur was a snap to adjust.

...compared to the 'lawn furniture' stuff I usually work on? MUCH MUCH better.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #31773
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I got to build a bike with XTR 10sp on it yesterday. That *may* be enough to get me away from my Paul's Thumbie and 9sp barcon combo.

I liked the snap in the shifter. The rear derailleur was a snap to adjust.

...compared to the 'lawn furniture' stuff I usually work on? MUCH MUCH better.

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The new XT is really nice to.....
When I built up my wife's Ogre I put old XT 8 spd on it to make sure she liked it before it replaced her other bike. I didn't think it was that bad to setup. Once she decided she liked it (ALOT!) I picked up some XT 2 X 10 and after I got it setup I kept checking it to make sure it was good. It kind of threw me because it was so quick to setup and it worked really well. It is very quick and solid.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #31774
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:24 PM   #31775
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I have a Scott CR-1 Elite that came with Rival.
I swapped it out for Ultegra.
I couldn't get used to double taps.
If it's a great deal you could always sell the SRAM and buy Shimano.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #31776
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
Switched all my stuff over to SRAM. Bought her a bike that happened to have SRAM on it and she preferred it over her Shimano. Both our MTBs are SRAM. Different strokes....
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:54 AM   #31777
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SRAM makes great stuff. 4 out of 5 of my bikes have SRAM stuff on em. Came from 7700 Dura Ace.

The last is my mtn bike with M95X series XTR on it.

Wed nite gravel road ride last nite. Co-owner of the shop wanted to ride. He broke out the electric-assist bike so he could keep up. I WAS NOT gonna get beaten up the last hill by a fat dude on an electric bike!

I managed to kick my own ass pretty handily last nite. I was *supposed* to do some Tabata intervals today, but that may not happen. I'll ride something, but it'll probably be a 1:30-1:45 toodle on the road bike.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:42 AM   #31778
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:28 AM   #31779
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:33 AM   #31780
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
My Roubaix came with SRAM Apex, which is their cheapest group, IIRC. It shifts SO much better than the Shimano stuff I've had in the past on all my previous bikes. Also, the shifters have not needed any adjustments in 4000+ miles. It takes some getting used to, but I don't want to go back.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #31781
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #31782
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My Roubaix came with SRAM Apex, which is their cheapest group, IIRC. It shifts SO much better than the Shimano stuff I've had in the past on all my previous bikes. Also, the shifters have not needed any adjustments in 4000+ miles. It takes some getting used to, but I don't want to go back.

My bike is a mixture of SRAM x5 and shimano, sram shifters and RD the front is a shimano (XT I think).....shifts like an automatic once I got the rear derailer right, which was like 1,300 miles of stretching the cable before it settled down

On cool thing with the SRAM trigger shifters is you can double to the upshifts, so when you start a hill you can go from grinding whatever speed you are going, kick it up two and stand up and mash, which is something I use to stomp all over my next door neighbor in local trails.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #31783
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Thanks for the Sram feedback guys. The bike is a good deal and what I am looking for, so it is a go. I will post pics when I get it in my hands..... It is going to be a little while.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #31784
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On cool thing with the SRAM trigger shifters is you can double to the upshifts, so when you start a hill you can go from grinding whatever speed you are going, kick it up two and stand up and mash, which is something I use to stomp all over my next door neighbor in local trails.
Their MTB stuff is awesome. My X0 RD bangs shifts so hard the spokes twang through the woods. Shimano riders always comment.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #31785
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Any Marin riders ever done Bolinas Ridge road/trail, the section from Bolinas-Fairfax road on the south to Sir Francis Drake on the north? I'm wondering how crazy it's going to be on my bald 33.33mm road tires...



I have absolutely no grip in the mud.

p.s. a ride description: http://pedaldamnit.blogspot.com/2005...rail-ride.html
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