ElChingon said:What? I'm thinking you are way too excited about it to write about it.
flinker said:I am excited about this gruppo, hopefully they will make something like xx9 version, with bit more realistic pricing.
I had observed that most of the riding I do is either middle ring or big ring, and only on really extreme slopes or when tired I go for the granny.
But there is quite a lot of chain rub on middle ring in some gear combinations, so I avoid using them, forcing me to do front shifting.
I think that this 2x10 system will appeal to all that spend most of time on road bikes and are used to less front shifting, and if there is necessity to climb from saddle, so what the heck.
Picture a fast descent ending with small climb, you can shift from 39/11 (ratio 3.54) all the way to 39/36 (ratio 1.08) and do that fluently, cog after cog as your speed drops. No juggling of gears around, no need to front shift (always a chance of screwing the chain)
I am bit worried about ground clearance of rear derailleur, as the 36 tooth cog is enormous, and the rear derailleur cage has to be rather long to accommodate such tooth capacity.
I just hope that sram will produce more rugged version for less weight conscious crowd.
SLObrush said:Saw this group today, sans full carbon fork. Pretty slick. I'm pretty excited to see 10 come into the mountain market, hello scary fast race rigs!
Greg Johnson said: