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Added bike check Santa Cruz Blur LTc 10/7/2013 8:08 PM
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Added a comment about photo Redesigned 2014 Transition TR450 Prototype DH Bike 8/30/2013 11:10 AM
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Exactly, the devil is in the details. You can see the quality and how well thought out all the little details on transition frames are. My last Tr450 frame was running like brand new after almost 50 days in the bike park, and I have no doubt that this one will too, plus now it's lighter and the wheels are bigger.

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Updated bike check Canfield F1 Jedi-Float 40-DB Air-Industry 9-Saint-XTR 7/24/2013 10:58 AM
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Updated bike check Canfield F1 Jedi-Float 40-DB Air-Industry 9-Saint-XTR 7/24/2013 10:58 AM
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Added bike check Canfield F1 Jedi-Float 40-DB Air-Industry 9-Saint-XTR 1/24/2013 9:44 PM
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Added bike check Red hot Santa Cruz Nickel 1/17/2013 7:02 PM
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Updated bike check TR 450 1/12/2013 9:52 PM
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Updated bike check TR 450 1/12/2013 9:51 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs. 1/1/2013 10:50 AM

Completely agree with Austen. Tried both long and short cage on Sram's guidance. Makes a fancy 10K bike ride and feel like a Walmart bike. Sram was also not to willing to buck up for it either. Went back to a standard XO with a C-Guide and no more "Klunk". Shimano has it right-

Added a comment about product review Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs. 12/14/2012 9:35 PM
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Yeah man, I owned an older saint, and there is no comparison the the performance of a clutch deraileur. chain slap is a thing of the past. It seems like sram and shimano have about equal spring tension now, if not more from the sram, but the shimano has been smoother and more consistent.

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Added a comment about product review Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs. 12/14/2012 4:50 PM
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Your'e an asshole.

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Added a comment about product review Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs. 12/14/2012 1:02 PM
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Haha, my hangers fine, all the problems are with the clutch.

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Added a new photo album Riding 12/13/2012 7:54 PM
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Added a comment about product review Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs. 12/13/2012 7:51 PM
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Misworded that, its mostly just a pain getting the cage to unlock. Maybe all of mine, and all of the ones I've worked on in the shop have been duds . It's not really a big deal putting a chain on or a wheel on without the lock, I just think it should actually work.

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Added a product review for SRAM X0 Type 2 Rear Derailleur 12/13/2012 4:51 PM
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Works, but far inferior to Shimano clutch derailleurs.

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The Good: Keeps your chain on.

The Bad: Knocks when cage is pulled, cage lock feature is incredibly annoying, shifting is nothing special.

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I now have used two different (short and medium cage) Sram type II derailleurs on my trail/slope bike (a Santa Cruz Nickel 34x11-36 gearing), and have the Saint m820 derailleur on my DH bike. They both do a great job keeping the chain quiet. The clutch did a surprisingly good job keeping the chain on. For the first two weeks I rode the nickel, I didn't have a chain-guide on it, and the chain didn't fall off once in 4 days of freeriding with 13' drops and all the jumps at Mountain Creek.

Everywhere else, the sram derailleur has fallen short. Compared to the switch that engages the clutch on the shimano- Once the cage is locked back on the sram, no amount of pushing the derailleur, bouncing the bike, or kicking it resets the cage. It goes back, but it is unnecessarily When the cage on the sram is set in place, there is a large amount of stiction on the clutch which has caused both my sram derailleurs to knock as my suspension compresses. Shifting was fine, but nothing special. The whole point of these clutch dealers is that they are silent, so why would I want one that knocks? And no, It's not my shock or anything else, its the derailleur. Sram's explanation- "Yeah, the clutch derailleurs don't always play nicely with full suspension bikes." As for the Shimano, I haven't had a single issue. The clutch switches seamlessly, and the derailleur is silent. It is worth noting that these clutch detailers require a lot more cable tension than normal derailleurs, and take a bit longer to set up.

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Liked a comment on the item Canfield F1 Jedi 12/6/2012 1:28 PM

36 pounds!? damn

Added bike check Canfield F1 Jedi 12/5/2012 3:04 PM
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Updated bike check TR 450 10/4/2012 8:25 PM
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Updated bike check TR 450 8/26/2012 8:15 PM
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Updated bike check TR 450 8/26/2012 8:13 PM
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