OK, ‘fess up- who nominated XTR 12 speed for the Singletrack Awards?

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  • OK, ‘fess up- who nominated XTR 12 speed for the Singletrack Awards?
  • Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Nominations must still be available for retail sale and not be discontinued.

    Christ on a bike, afaik it hasn’t even been released yet, with no real pricing available, how can some of you people nominate this presumably without riding it, let alone testing it for any period?

    I’m presuming, of course, that there was a pretty impressive response from the Readers nominating this for the Readers Awards.

    mikewsmith
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    Mr S Himarno and his friend Madison?

    Why this XTR? Yes, yes it is.

    Premier Icon nwmlarge
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    That is stupid, how can you nominate something you have never touched?

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    I have had no negative experiences with it yet.

    mikewsmith
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    <h3>Even better!!!</h3>

    <h3>Shimano XTR groupset</h3>

    • Price: TBC

    Rob Hilton
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    That is stupid, how can you nominate something you have never touched?

    I nominate Kylie’s ass.

    mikewsmith
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    I just requested some test kit so I can have an opinion

    That is stupid, how can you nominate something you have never touched?

    are you new here? If nobody sends me some I shall be basing my opinion on a deore setup I used in 2007, it’s going to be the same isn’t it.

    munrobiker
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    Mikewsmith. He LOVES Shimano stuff.

    dirtyrider
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    left hand shifters in stock at r2-bike

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    mikewsmith
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    The 105 on my gravel bike is great, the brakes don’t even leak 😉

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    According to my LBS it’s due Sept/Oct depending on the particular options wanted (of which there are many!). He gave me pricing no problem too, so it’s not being kept secret….

    Do you think that all people that vote for these things have tried them all, or maybe just voting for what they are saving up for?

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    left hand shifters in stock at r2-bike

    Yeah, but “everyone” nominated the groupset, not the LH shifter.

    So, in lieu of XTR, what did everyone nominate?

    rene59
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    You know the new forum software is shite when it’s been trumped by a helmet, sunglasses and a pair of shoes in the Best Software category!

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Do you think that all people that vote for these things have tried them all, or maybe just voting for what they are saving up for?

    I was just asking who had voted for XTR, sillyoldman.

    Nobody has admitted to that yet. I’m sure there’s a bit of aspirational voting though.

    Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    My comment was aimed at Captain Sram rather than you Vinnyeh. 😉

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Specialized 2FO shoes!  Who the hell nominated those?

    Premier Icon russyh
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    Goodness me i just looked at all of the finalists??  Bizarre.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    how can some of you people nominate this presumably without riding it, let alone testing it for any period?

    If you know the right people you’ll have been testing it for a month or so now but can’t talk about it due to the embargo

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    If those are reader nominations you lot are odd.

    Mister P
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    Specialized 2FO shoes!  Who the hell nominated those?

    They do look a bit special and not in a good way.

    Rob Hilton
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    how can some of you people nominate this presumably without riding it

    If Kylie would let me…

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    If you know the right people you’ll have been testing it for a month or so now but can’t talk about it due to the embargo

    Are you saying that it’s been nominated by people who know the right people?

    Or was that a sidenote?

    mikewsmith
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    Specialized 2FO shoes!  Who the hell nominated those?

    I’ve got the older ones, not sure if they would be a product of the year but I do like them.

    mikewsmith
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    but can’t talk about it due to the embargo

    Does that include nominating it? 😉 Wonder when we get the STW comment…

    eddiebaby
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    It’s on a par with last year’s Hope bike winning best bike…

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    If the Revive can be shortlisted more than two years after it became available, perhaps the Hope bike can make it two in a row.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Whole thing baffles me anyway. Best Bikeshop? One in South Otterington? Cool I was gonna vote for that, but it’s 300 miles away. £110 Jarvis Cocker glasses? Yeah, I’ll have 6 pairs please.  Bikes under £1500? Erm, I’ve got a Genesis singlespeed 26er, that might win.

    Wassit all for?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I suppose if people just stuck to voting for what they’ve bought and personally tested over the year, by the law of averages Shimano M520 pedals would have taken the crown for the last 20 years straight. 🙂

    chrismac
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    IT does seem a bit bizarre that product not on the market in practical terms are nominated

    eddiebaby
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    True, all a bit like Top Gear readers voting for supercars they’ll never drive (or probably see in the flesh), should be no vote without a receipt showing you’d bought it or at least tested it…

    And why no Pizza Oven, Estate Car, Craft Beer or Log Pile awards?

    To be honest these ‘awards’ in most industries are always about the shiny stuff, so bring on the voting!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    Wassit all for?

    An excuse for a piss-up as verifiable bussiness expenditure.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    An excuse for a piss-up as verifiable bussiness expenditure.

    Do they need real votes for that?

    Premier Icon russyh
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    This is getting more bizzare…the orange stage 4!!! My mate has one but it’s barely sold by orange I’m told!  Never seen a thread about it, never seen one in the flesh other than my mates.

    mikewsmith
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    I was mostly disappointed that my free to enter, race how you like enduo, xc, gravel DH, road race, fun, super serious and chilled race series from 2019 wasn’t nominated.

    jonnyboi
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    A cynic would suggest they made them all up. Not me though

    mikewsmith
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    A cynic would suggest they made them all up.

    Nah that can be disproved by showing how many people nominated each thing 😉

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Stu Rider eschews passion for cycling

    *coughs*

    exudes…

    🙂

    peaslaker
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    I’m going to nominate the “XTR” cowbell I was given as a handout at the Lenzerheide world champs.  Honestly made my experience of mountain biking far superior to rattling a few stones in an empty red bull can.

    (Not entirely convinced that XTR hasn’t become a bit of a cop out though;  some parts seemed to be made of bent wire and the whole thing was powder coated; not a classy anodized forging or magnesium bit anywhere)

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