Sram Xx

Postby Simpleone on Mon 12/Oct/09 8:24pm

Having originally being a  Sram (twist grip) fan, then X.O. triggers, I couldn’t resist the latest in developments, XX, after the last few years on Shimano.  Problem was:

“A” Shimano XTR 970 is very good, all the best features if X.O. but a bit slicker!

 ”B” the new Sram XX didn’t have an option (and there are loads) to fit the bike I wanted to put it on!

So time to toughen up for me and go for a single ring, 32t, on the front and a XX 11-36 on the back.  While it’s not the ideal option to test a new system it does alow even the slowest “average” rider (me) to get up the hill and still have a low enough gear that wont kill the knees.    So the drive is the new E13 LG+ guide, and 32t ring on XTR Cranks.  Overall the bike is about 300 grams lighter than XTR, Saint Short cage, XT cassette, the guide is very quiet to.  I can get up all the climbs as usual as a 32-36 is still low enough.  Shifting is smoother than X.O. and under load the chain moves instantly onto the lower gears when you need it most!  Only downside is the price, not cheap, but it is light and the main purpose of trying it is to see how the durability will go. 

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Re: Sram Xx

Postby Monolith on Mon 12/Oct/09 8:29pm

Assuming it's an XC bike why not use a MRP 1X - 56g, I didn't drop a chain in the couple of months I was running it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sram Xx

Postby Simpleone on Mon 12/Oct/09 8:41pm

Its on a Nomad, I wanted to have a Taco so I can perfect the "Log slide" manouver for the fallen trees. :lol:
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