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SRAM invents rotating 3 FD system

Old 06-22-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I have one word... 1X. Problem solved
That'll be great once we have 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26-29-32-36-40-44 18 cog cassettes, although I suppose with SRAM accepting huge gaps in their road cassettes like the 17-19 jump they could get by with just 16.
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Old 06-22-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew Eckhardt View Post
That'll be great once we have 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-26-29-32-36-40-44 18 cog cassettes, although I suppose with SRAM accepting huge gaps in their road cassettes like the 17-19 jump they could get by with just 16.
I have 2 bikes, one with a compact crank and 11-28 and the other with a 40T and 11-32. Living on Long Island, there's VERY few places the x1 will be difficulyh to get to.
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Old 06-22-20, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
I've said it many times and I stand by it - we will see the return of triples.

Also this is just a patent. I wouldn't hold your breath.
I would consider this to almost be a "offensive" patent. Probably meant to be a roadblock to the other big manufacturers from developing something similar. I'm sure if SRAM could they would try to invent a 12-speed internal hub but Shimano patents probably prevent this.
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Old 06-22-20, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
I've said it many times and I stand by it - we will see the return of triples.
I don't know. It's data point of one but I've some experience with and without triples. This spring I went from a 2007 Ultegra Triple to a 2020 Ultegra Di2. I was concerned I'd miss that low range on some climbs. But the 38 to 38 front to rear of the 2020 has me all good without the triple. Again, my experience is but one however, I am pleased with the switch.

As far as the SRAM thing... nah...
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Old 06-22-20, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by upthywazzoo View Post
I would consider this to almost be a "offensive" patent. Probably meant to be a roadblock to the other big manufacturers from developing something similar. I'm sure if SRAM could they would try to invent a 12-speed internal hub but Shimano patents probably prevent this.
I don't think SRAM had to worry about setting a roadblock against Shimano and Campy making something like this.
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Old 06-22-20, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cybirr View Post
I don't know. It's data point of one but I've some experience with and without triples. This spring I went from a 2007 Ultegra Triple to a 2020 Ultegra Di2. I was concerned I'd miss that low range on some climbs. But the 38 to 38 front to rear of the 2020 has me all good without the triple. Again, my experience is but one however, I am pleased with the switch.

As far as the SRAM thing... nah...
If the industry goes back to triples, it wouldn't necessarily be for gearing considerations. They could free up much needed space at the rear for future frame/bike evolution.
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Old 06-23-20, 07:57 AM
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If it adds expense and complexity, I guess we should look for it to become the new standard.
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