With a modicum of fitness 34/36 gets you up most things at a faster than walking pace.
With a modicum of fitness 34/34 gets you up most things at a faster than walking pace .
There I am harder than you .
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Indeed but much more so which means the parallelogram doesn't need to be slanted (like current mechs) to follow the cassette which in turn, theoretically at least, means it should be less affected by vertical forces
what vertical forces? The same ones dealt with by lateral stiffness and vertical compliance?
It does look really good. Only two downsides for me:-
2) "…SRAM dished the 42T cog (which serves as the backplate) to follow the contour of the spoke angle a bit and take advantage of otherwise wasted space. Brilliant."
....As something of a specialist at stuffing the rear mech into the spokes I am a bit worried about perilously dangling a £150 rear mech even closer to them - I think I'm gonna need a dinner plate sized dork disc as protection...
what vertical forces? The same ones dealt with by lateral stiffness and vertical compliance
Nah, you hit a bump, the wheel moves up as does the rear mech mounting point. On a slant mech, there's a vertical force applied to the cage which can move it, causing ghost shifting. In theory... In the real world, I'd like to try the XX1 to see whether it really makes a difference.
Whyte 146 will be available with XX1
Specialized S-Works Enduro, Epic and Stumpy hardtail will be available with XX1
I think we will see a lot of bikes appearing (in brochures and on the interweb) with XX1 over the next few months... the more I see it the more I like it.
Already posted this in the "show me your 1x10" thread but might be of interest here - XX1 on Schurter's bike:
That is interesting, well done!
As something of a specialist at stuffing the rear mech into the spokes I am a bit worried about perilously dangling a £150 rear mech even closer to them - I think I'm gonna need a dinner plate sized dork disc as protection...
You'll be lucky, XX jockey wheels are £120, you'll not get change out of £300 for a mech at retail!
Interesting that Specialized have put on a chain device. Maybe it's only on the Enduro, but it would be interesting to know if they've tested and decided it's needed, or whether they just took a guess.
oh - and that dinner plate 42t cog looks massive!
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