Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 12:53 PM

Then there is the brand that no one likes to talk about...Evil, with their low shock placement since forever.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 5:40 AM

Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to...more

Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 5:39 AM

"Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to whether or not you can keep it running smoothly. I'm not sure I'd want to vouch for a beat up anything in the bike world!"

Exactly. I have listened to riders bitch about wide range drivetrains since they first arrived 6+ years ago. In my personal experience I think they have performed fantastically especially compared to what preceded them. Regarding issues with Eagle, it has remained trouble free for me over the last several years. Yeah, it takes an additional minute or so adjust it (bfd) and may not work as well when it gets thrashed (if that's the biggest issue then ride a single speed). I agree with @jeff.brines in that I am sure XTR 12 (and XT, SLX) is swell, it isn't really breaking any new ground. That's okay though as it provides another option and gives Shimano fans a comparable kit to Eagle. Some will like it and some will not. So what? Ride on.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 5:26 AM

@noahcolorado Though I did mention cost and weight I also specified my lap times likely wouldn't improve nor would my overall ability to ride my bike better.

Moreover, I never said XTR sucked and nobody should buy it, I was however trying to articulate that I'm not sure its...more

Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 12:39 PM

By that evaluation XTR loses due to it costing and weighing more than SRAM's XX1 Eagle. Otherwise, if you like Shimano's feel/performance now you have a high end wide range alternative. Is it better than SRAM's offerings? Maybe, but that depends on where you are standing. SRAM Eagle not only works at all levels/price points, but now has multiple seasons behind it's success. As in the past however, Shimano's XT and SLX ranges are where you'll see most of the action.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 12:31 PM

I know I'm going to get some flak for writing this, but I don't see how this can be a 5 star product.

Reviewing anything is obviously a relative thing. You have to compare the product to other products, either directly (compared to _____) or indirectly (by not mentioning a...more

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