Is this a joke?

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by hifiandmtb, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. hifiandmtb

    hifiandmtb King of his castle

  2. Ivan

    Ivan Eats Squid

    I guess we'll find out on 24/3/16 :nerd:

    It's been up on reddit for a while, but no-one seems to be talking about it.
  3. andrew9

    andrew9 Likes Dirt

    30t chainring option with a 50t cassette, what are you going to climb with that?
  4. pharmaboy

    pharmaboy Eats Squid

    Free market research rights there - no long threads, little interest, can the project
  5. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Another mtbike solution in search of a problem.
  6. madstace

    madstace Likes Dirt

    This just proves that derailleur systems have finally jumped the shark. My new bike will have 12 speeds, but not at the back..... :eyebrows:
  7. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Is this the rear or front wheel drive version?
  8. mik_git

    mik_git Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Blimey, I've got no idea what gear i'm in on 10sp, my 11sp roadie throws me a loop... 12!

    I was good at 8. Better than 7, still better than 9.
  9. madstace

    madstace Likes Dirt

    Technically rear...
  10. Minlak

    Minlak Pyromaniac

    Sram etap is here too can't wait for it to hit MTB

  11. stirk

    stirk Wheel size expert

    The joke is the reply's to the thread.

    One bloke says this.

    Can't you just imagine.....28x50 ???? Talk about going nowhere fast.

    Well, just because you are running a 28 ring I don't think anyone would with a 50T cog. Larger cog larger ring higher top gear.

    And someone else starts going on about a 1% difference in gear ratios, the fuckwit, it all about range in gearing.

    I'd be very happy with 11 speed 10-55 cassette as I could run 34/36 ring and get a decent top gear but keep my granny.
  12. Boom King

    Boom King Wheel size expert

    That cassette will cost more than an entire M8000 drive train.
  13. steve jobs' pancreas

    steve jobs' pancreas Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Yes. The granny must be kept.
  14. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    They also have a front drive version coming out. I saw it on pink bike and a UK forum recently. Should be an interesting move...apparently keeps the front end planted better on climbs.

    Mmmmmmm granny. Grab on!
  15. Keachy

    Keachy Likes Dirt

    MTB eTap

    Mate, I am trying to find out some more info on etap for eagle MTB.... any word?

  16. bear the bear

    bear the bear Likes Dirt

    You will be waiting a while I suspect given how long SRAM tested Etap for road before releasing to the public.
    There are also no rumours or spy-shots from pros which is normally where we find out something is in the works.
    As a DI2 user, I can say that the biggest advantage is in the front syncro shifting. And front shifting is the whole reason most people are now on 1x... because SRAM front derailleurs were rubbish ;)
  17. Keachy

    Keachy Likes Dirt

    Yeah I've used di2 on road and find it amazing +++. But not going to make the change to mtb purely due to the fact it's still a tangible wire which shits me. In trying to find out a potential please date one forum said getting the torque out of the small battery to change a clutch derailleur might be a contributing factor in its postponed release. Cheers mano.

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  18. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    Please everyone, hurry and buy the new 12speed so that I can get the unloved 11speed at a good price.

    You'll really need it to go faster and if you want to win races.
  19. Nautonier

    Nautonier Eats Squid

    If I was buying a new bike and it came with Sram 12 speed I would fully embrace it, but right now I'm super happy with my 'poor man's Eagle', which is an $80 Sunrace 11 - 46t cassette paired with X01 derailleur and shifter. I'm sure Sunrace and NX would work just as well, which would possibly be even cheaper than Shimano. I have an NX shifter on another bike and it is really light and crisp.
  20. Flow-Rider

    Flow-Rider Eats Squid

    I might go down that path eventually.

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