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6 years 7 months ago #42214 by kb voodoo
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TSWOLF21 wrote: If SRAM were to feel that 8 speed was as good as it needed to get


It was as good as it needed to get.

Sometimes the evolution of bike components only exists to boost sales, not riding performance.

Taking it to 10 speed and higher is only going backwards in terms of durability. Ten speed chains are so weak, half the time I'm scared to death to stand up and hammer up a hill because I'm afraid the damn chain is going to snap again.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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6 years 7 months ago #42212 by TSWOLF21
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indigo22 wrote: ...

What was so wrong with 1 1/8, external bottom brackets and 8 speed?


Nothing, but the market demands improvement. If SRAM were to feel that 8 speed was as good as it needed to get, you would not see their drivetrains on a large % of the bikes riding the trials today.

Your 8 speed had to evolve from something...imagine riding a 7 speed?!

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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #42209 by indigo22
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Really why do we need 3 different head tube sizes, 3 different wheel sizes, 9,10, 11 speed and 84 different bottom brackets?

What was so wrong with 1 1/8, external bottom brackets and 8 speed?

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