Added a comment about feature SRAM's New NX Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain is the Most Affordable Yet 6/17/2018 10:14 AM
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Of course. But when you’re buying in bulk it’s easy to get those additional points. The cranks and cassette are the big ones here that will bring the eagle gruppo to lower end builds. The previous 11sp gruppos, gx vs nx, at least had $20-$30 differences which helps the aftermarket consumer and shops get people onto a reasonably priced 1x drivetrain with varying budgets. If they truly used cheaper materials and processes, that shifter could be $25-$30 and the der should be $80ish. This would better reflect the “levels” that brands have built over the years. At the end of the day we’ll still be selling gx shift/der on a nx cassette.
I’m just bitter I guess, inventory is already a nightmare in the bike industry, where we’re flooded with thousands of small parts that are continuously changing. To have what’s essentially duplicate parts with different skus is frustrating.

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Added a comment about feature SRAM's New NX Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain is the Most Affordable Yet 6/16/2018 11:42 AM
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I don’t understand the point of making everything other than the cassette honestly. You save $2,3,4 here and there for lower quality parts and manufacturing processes. Compare the build quality of an 11sp nx der to a gx der. The nx literally falls apart. If this crop of nx is anything like the last, it’s just more consumable parts to throw in the trash...
Shimano atleast believed in making a der that can survive multiple seasons of hard use without rattling itself apart.

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Liked a comment on the item BLOW THE WHISTLE! Vital RAW, Fort William Day 2 6/3/2018 3:03 PM

Always. #gastoflat

Added a comment about video SO FREAKING FAST! Vital RAW, Fort William Day 1 6/1/2018 1:59 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Transition Scout SBG 5/28/2018 6:11 PM

A long,rainy Portland afternoon. Definitely not doing the lower, and no clear, just polished.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Scout SBG 5/28/2018 6:11 PM

O, and it depends on the cut of meat ?

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Added a comment about feature Shimano Goes BIG - New 12-Speed 1X XTR Drivetrains, Brakes and More 5/25/2018 10:40 AM
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Went with the onyx for the silence. Bikes have gotten so quiet in the last couple years. Ohlins shouldn’t be an issue, as beez said, coils have shown to be reliable. I still like at least a top guide and bash. I haven’t needed the bottom for a while, but top is peace of mind

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Tr11 5/25/2018 7:50 AM

WOW!

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are we on brazzers.com ?

Liked a comment on the item Transition Tr11 5/25/2018 7:50 AM

That's the Ohlins stx 22 air shock with problems. The coil is sweet.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Tr11 5/25/2018 7:48 AM

well Duh=) Another BOTD for ya BUD

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Tests Greg Minnaar's Maxxis Tire - The Assegai 5/10/2018 9:21 AM

where the hell did you find wet, tacky dirt in colorado...

Liked a comment on the item Introducing the All-New 2019 RockShox BoXXer 5/8/2018 10:14 PM

And in my continuing discussion with myself, what's the offset on the 49?

Liked a comment on the item Mavic Releases the XA35 Pro Carbon, a Wheelset with Their Widest Rim to Date - Sea Otter Classic 5/2/2018 2:54 PM

I couldn't agree more. Late to the party and didn't bring any booze

Added a comment about feature Mavic Releases the XA35 Pro Carbon, a Wheelset with Their Widest Rim to Date - Sea Otter Classic 4/30/2018 2:11 PM
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Two years late, 8 spokes short, one size option missing, and $100 over the price of an ibis wheelset with i9 hubs that sports a 7 year warranty. Way to fucking nail it Mavic.....

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