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SRAM "leaks" new RD design


Capricorn

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http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2012/01/25/full_339501_344381712257989_169755353053960_1239859_369460380_o.jpg?1327521678

 

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2012/01/25/full_Sram_mech.jpg?1327521714

 

Apparently, this is touted as the response to Shimano's

XTR Shadow Plus rear mech, which utilises a clutch to reduce chain whip(noise) and thus reducing the chances of a dropped chain.

 

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http://bicycling.com/blogs/thestraightdirt/files/2012/01/SRAM-Plus.jpg

 

wonder if that metal bit barely sticking out around the black lump is the 'clutch'. In the first set of pictures above, it looks further out, than in the photo immediately above. :unsure:

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I've looked too and cannot make out where it would be??

 

If only it was intelligent and could detect the slap.. :(

 

Seat .. check

Shock .. check

Fork .. check

RD .. check

 

did I check the seat?

Seat .. check

 

.. hey guys wait for me!

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http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2012/01/25/full_339501_344381712257989_169755353053960_1239859_369460380_o.jpg?1327521678

 

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2012/01/25/full_Sram_mech.jpg?1327521714

 

Apparently, this is touted as the response to Shimano's

 

XTR Shadow Plus rear mech, which utilises a clutch to reduce chain whip(noise) and thus reducing the chances of a dropped chain.

 

 

Hie hie... so Sir Capalot, is it by accident that the bike in picture is an Intense. :whistling:

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Banna, you still ask?

 

What is the obvious element in the shot that makes the new clutch redundant?

 

I'd say this test is a fail, of note!

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Banna, you still ask?

 

What is the obvious element in the shot that makes the new clutch redundant?

 

I'd say this test is a fail, of note!

 

Er..the chain guide?

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Banna, you still ask?

 

What is the obvious element in the shot that makes the new clutch redundant?

 

I'd say this test is a fail, of note!

 

so you had a good chuckle at shimano's finished product as well i gather?

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yeah, followed the link and thought I was going to say something other than... oh.

 

Product of the year? Guess it is the only one that is "out the box"

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aaah nice find there DBean. Finally get to see the 'switch'. seems to be behind the knuckle out of sight of most shots except that solitary one.

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The other day, I went past a guy on an mtb, and I thought to myself, there's something queer with his RD. Was SRAM. Reckon it was on of these. The geometry looked all wrong.

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The other day, I went past a guy on an mtb, and I thought to myself, there's something queer with his RD. Was SRAM. Reckon it was on of these. The geometry looked all wrong.

 

nort dude it wouldnt be one of these ... this is new tech that is still a prototype - it hasnt come out on sale yet. Unless the oke you saw was one of the top blackbox program pros it must have been something else.

 

Keen to see it in action and see how well it works

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