- OK, ‘fess up- who nominated XTR 12 speed for the Singletrack Awards?
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.Posted 11 months ago
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.Posted 11 months agodirtyriderMember
left hand shifters in stock at r2-bike
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?Posted 11 months ago
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.Posted 11 months agoDezBSubscriber
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?Posted 11 months agoeddiebabyMember
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!Posted 11 months agopeaslakerMember
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)Posted 11 months ago
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