This, right here, is trickledown in action.

Shimano Deore drivetrain and brakes

Budget-only groupset option, or a cheap and cheerful upgrade?

March 5th, 15 1 8,436 Categories: Brakes, Drivetrain

Shimano4

Shimano XT drivetrain

One step down from Shimano’s top-end, racer-only XTR marque is the only difference weight and aesthetics?

February 6th, 15 0 1,160 Categories: Drivetrain, Recommended

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Shimano XTR Race

How did the top of the range Shimano XTR Race Crankset fare

January 27th, 15 0 1,285 Categories: Drivetrain

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SRAM S1000

How did SRAM’s S1000 Crankset fare

January 24th, 15 0 1,745 Categories: Drivetrain

Absolute Black Oval Chainring off

Speed Date: Absolute Black’s OVAL Chainring

Are wobblecogs* the future?

January 13th, 15 6 2,643 Categories: Drivetrain

RaceFace Turbine Cinch 2

Speed Date: Race Face Turbine Cinch 1x crankset

How do Race Face’s direct mount cranks measure up?

November 3rd, 14 0 2,205 Categories: Drivetrain

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SRAM XX

Lightweight and slick shifting? Has SRAM achieved both with this top of the range double?

July 24th, 14 0 2,717 Categories: Drivetrain

OneUp

OneUp Components 42t cog

It’s a compromise but it could save you a grand, here’s what we thought of the 1×10 extender cog

June 25th, 14 0 1,587 Categories: Drivetrain, Recommended

SONY DSC

FSA’s 22-36t Afterburner Double crankset

Trail double with 29er-friendly gearing?

June 13th, 14 0 1,637 Categories: Bits, Drivetrain

Worn, but still quiet and secure

e*thirteen Guidering M narrow/wide chainring

Direct-mount security for TRSr cranks

May 23rd, 14 0 2,519 Categories: Drivetrain

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Shimano SLX

This SLX double chainset is a perfect example of a no-nonsense chainset that runs on a reliable, but simple, bottom bracket and it does the job with little fuss.

May 12th, 14 0 2,514 Categories: Drivetrain, Recommended

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Speed Date – OneUp Components 42t Sprocket

The OneUp Components 42 tooth sprocket promises to be the ‘$100 XX1 replacement’, so how does it measure up?

January 20th, 14 5 3,699 Categories: Drivetrain

bioniconcguidev2

Bionicon C-Guide V2

Bionicon have revisited the old DCD and given it a rather clever revamp for the new generation of chainslippers

May 1st, 12 0 4,272 Categories: Drivetrain

The elastomeric runners up close..

Straitline Silent Guide

Jon’s thoughts on a lightweight chaindevice for single ringers…

September 23rd, 10 20 9,978 Categories: Drivetrain

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