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Tinkoff Saxo drive train

12 Apr 2015 22:11

In light of Sagan's broken shifter I looked to see what drivetrain components (derailleurs, etc) are used by the team. As far as I could find the team has to individual sponsor but instead is using a variety of left over SRAM and purchased Shimano components.
Could it be that no manufacturer wanted to accept the teams terms?
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Re: Tinkoff Saxo drive train

13 Apr 2015 01:06

Tinkoff Saxo's normal (as far as Sagan's bikes go) is DuraAce DI2 + FSA KForce Light crank. No SRAM this year. Not 100% this combo is what he was riding today - since there seem to be a few DI2 rider who switch to mechanical for the classics.
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13 Apr 2015 01:36

At the moment Saxo are using purchased Shimano groupsets until the new FSA groupset is ready for release. There's been a mix of Shimano, FSA and last years SRAM getting around the team.
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Re: Tinkoff Saxo drive train

13 Apr 2015 07:29

Di2 let him "Sagan" down. He could not shift on the big ring.
It is just not reliable enough for the pros. Nibs and others still use mechanical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprXnpzS9_I
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Re: Tinkoff Saxo drive train

13 Apr 2015 10:55

ray j willings wrote:Di2 let him "Sagan" down. He could not shift on the big ring.
It is just not reliable enough for the pros. Nibs and others still use mechanical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprXnpzS9_I


Big problem with Di2 is that it works perfectly until it doesn't. With a cable..replace the cable, make sure the housing isn't split..probably gonna be fine. No real diagnostic(altho there is if they plug the thing into a laptop), but if it works, they don't.

I think it's reliable for the most part. Just real hard to diagnose or 'feel' when something isn't quite right. Not very crash worthy either. I think mechanical would have been the way to go for P-R..but shimano doesn't like that.
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Re: Tinkoff Saxo drive train

13 Apr 2015 17:44

Bustedknuckle wrote:
ray j willings wrote:Di2 let him "Sagan" down. He could not shift on the big ring.
It is just not reliable enough for the pros. Nibs and others still use mechanical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprXnpzS9_I


Big problem with Di2 is that it works perfectly until it doesn't. With a cable..replace the cable, make sure the housing isn't split..probably gonna be fine. No real diagnostic(altho there is if they plug the thing into a laptop), but if it works, they don't.

I think it's reliable for the most part. Just real hard to diagnose or 'feel' when something isn't quite right. Not very crash worthy either. I think mechanical would have been the way to go for P-R..but shimano doesn't like that.


I agree . I think if your a weekend warrior then fine, you can stick it in the shop on Monday.
Its not going to cost you a win in a big race.
One of my friends has Di2. He took his bike out of his car" surrey sunday morning ride" and the battery was flat
,no ride.
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Re: Tinkoff Saxo drive train

14 Apr 2015 03:41

Bustedknuckle wrote:
ray j willings wrote:Di2 let him "Sagan" down. He could not shift on the big ring.
It is just not reliable enough for the pros. Nibs and others still use mechanical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprXnpzS9_I


Big problem with Di2 is that it works perfectly until it doesn't. With a cable..replace the cable, make sure the housing isn't split..probably gonna be fine. No real diagnostic(altho there is if they plug the thing into a laptop), but if it works, they don't.

I think it's reliable for the most part. Just real hard to diagnose or 'feel' when something isn't quite right. Not very crash worthy either. I think mechanical would have been the way to go for P-R..but shimano doesn't like that.


Outside of Cancellara, who else exclusively rides the DA mech group?
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