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Shimano Working on a New Saint Derailleur?

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10/16/2020 7:53 AM

We just got this shot straight from the Maribor World Cup, where Loris Vergier's Shimano-equipped Santa Cruz V10 was presented on the "Winning Bike" podium. Looks like a new Saint in the works to us!

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10/16/2020 8:12 AM

That's great to see. The whole Saint line is long overdue for an update.

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10/16/2020 8:14 AM

Loris won?

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10/16/2020 8:27 AM

How about the saint brakes? Many guys running “xtr” are they really xtr or different internals?

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10/16/2020 8:33 AM

kwapik wrote:

That's great to see. The whole Saint line is long overdue for an update.

Is it? Seems like everything in that group set is still pretty top notch.

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10/16/2020 9:04 AM

1994canucks wrote:

How about the saint brakes? Many guys running “xtr” are they really xtr or different internals?

Same XTR brakes that you can buy on the market, nothing different.

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10/16/2020 9:35 AM

kwapik wrote:

That's great to see. The whole Saint line is long overdue for an update.

thejake wrote:

Is it? Seems like everything in that group set is still pretty top notch.

with the exception of the pedals, the current saint grouppo has been on market for 8 years. its actually the longest a shimano grouppo has gone unchanged.

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10/16/2020 9:44 AM

1994canucks wrote:

How about the saint brakes? Many guys running “xtr” are they really xtr or different internals?

if they're working on a new drivetrain, they're working on new brakes. the only times i can think of that shimano hasn't revised the entire platform is when they introduce the di2 drivetrains. and the occasional pedal.

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10/16/2020 10:12 AM

Damn that cage is short! Must be pretty rigid!

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10/16/2020 10:21 AM

LLLLL wrote:

Loris won?

race 1 of 2 in maribor was today. 2nd race is sunday. results here
https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/RESULTS-Maribor-World-Cup-Race-1,1329

new shot of derailleur from sven : )
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10/16/2020 10:27 AM

Yeah busy day in work, forgot it was Friday 😣

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10/16/2020 10:39 AM

Saint is still really good by any standard. I'd expect an updated version to be really really good.

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10/16/2020 10:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/16/2020 11:01 AM

kwapik wrote:

That's great to see. The whole Saint line is long overdue for an update.

It is overdue. That said, not many groupsets have had the staying power and reliable, pro-level performance of Saint for as long as it has. Goes to show just how good it is.

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10/16/2020 10:45 AM

@LLLLL - it's all so confusing and chaotic right now!

loris using XT shifter with it...(winning bike gallery coming shortly)
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10/16/2020 3:16 PM

7spd? hmmm.

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10/16/2020 4:59 PM

kwapik wrote:

That's great to see. The whole Saint line is long overdue for an update.

4 years ago. Lol

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10/16/2020 8:30 PM

Hope they keep the sand feeling in the shifter...

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10/17/2020 10:36 PM

The thumbnail pic had me do a double take.
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10/17/2020 11:24 PM

Scrub wrote:

The thumbnail pic had me do a double take.
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R.I.P. EVH

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10/18/2020 7:03 AM

LLLLL wrote:

Loris won?

This is also how I found out.

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10/19/2020 5:43 AM

Skidz wrote:

7spd? hmmm.

The narrower chains are stronger due to the shorter pins.

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10/19/2020 10:20 AM

I really hope Saint brakes don't go backwards like XT/XTR with the floating engagement point.

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