Microshift Advent X 1 x 10 drivetrain review: not just for budget builds

I’ve been testing the Microshift Advent X on a number of bikes over the past few months and I’ve come away a believer! Editors’ Choice 2021 This product features in our Singletrackworld Editors’ Choice 2021 round-up. Andi: “I’m a sucker for an underdog, so when microSHIFT announced the Advent X drivetrain I was super keen to give it a go. It is a 1×10 wide-range drivetrain that, at £170, costs significantly less than anything from SRAM or Shimano. But there has to be a catch right? Surely it’s weak or perhaps it’s really heavy? In actual fact, no. The Advent X cassette, shifter and rear mech are all durable and long-lasting and while they may not weigh as little as XX1 or XTR, they’re lighter than the low-cost or mid-range kit from rivals. “On top of all of this, the Advent X actually works really well on the trail too. The rear mech features a ratchet clutch to keep the chain in place, and the shifter and cassette allow for smooth shifts across the range. What’s more, because Advent X is 10-speed it’s much less time-consuming to set up and it’s less susceptible to issues with misalignment, like if you whack the rear mech off a rock. “Since I reviewed it, I’ve continued to use MicroShift Advent X and it keeps performing. It really is a great value drivetrain – the only issue is finding a shop with stock.” As my job is to test bikes, I often get some … Continue reading Microshift Advent X 1 x 10 drivetrain review: not just for budget builds

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