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Old 06-03-03, 08:54 PM   #1
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SRAM taking shots at Shimano

You guys see the Sram ads in Mountain Bike Mag for their new 9.X group. The first paragraph talks about the part. Normal ad babble: it's light, it's cool, it will turn the mountain bike world upside-down, etc. Then they skip a line and say, "Oh, by the way, with the 9.X you can choose any braking system you want."

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Old 06-03-03, 08:59 PM   #2
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Someone needs to kick Sh!tmano in it's arse. Campy isn't too far behind with MTB components.
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Old 06-03-03, 09:25 PM   #3
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I thought about going with some low grade SRAM stuff on the new hardtail, but in the end I just couldn't make myself do it. Maybe I'm just afraid of change.
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I wish there were more SRAM components we could choose from, esp. the rapid fire style shifters that are supposed to be out now ... and compatibility with Shimano FDs ... something that SRAM decided not to make for their new lines of components. Anyone have a link for Campagnolo MTB components?
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SRAM rapid fire shifters review

http://www.dropmachine.com/reviews/sramtriggers.htm
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Interesting that they made the downshifting so different. I wonder if thats not to maintain a distinction between their triggers and the shimano flavor. That being the case, I wonder if I'll find myself addicted to them after a use or three.
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Campy are doing mtb components?

That must be really cool stuff. Any website test reviews or pics of what they offer or are developing?
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didn't campy make some mtb stuff before? like rims? maybe not...
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I thought about going with some low grade SRAM stuff on the new hardtail, but in the end I just couldn't make myself do it. Maybe I'm just afraid of change.
DiL, don't take this personally as I'm just being funny. When you say you are afraid of change when it comes to leaving Shimano it's a bit like saying "Eat sh1t, 150 million flies can't be wrong!"
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DiL, don't take this personally as I'm just being funny. When you say you are afraid of change when it comes to leaving Shimano it's a bit like saying "Eat sh1t, 150 million flies can't be wrong!"
Hehe, in a way I would definately agree. Being afraid of change in an industry like this absolutely intolerable. However, while I don't mind buying parts to replace broken ones, one thing I absolutely abhor is buying a part because I bad a bad choice in parts previously. I guess that makes me something of a coward when it comes to new components, eh?
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These new triggers may offer an alternative to Shimano but I doubt it's going to hurt them. If Shimano sees the market still wats triggers they'll just kep theirs in production for longer


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Hehe, in a way I would definately agree. Being afraid of change in an industry like this absolutely intolerable. However, while I don't mind buying parts to replace broken ones, one thing I absolutely abhor is buying a part because I bad a bad choice in parts previously. I guess that makes me something of a coward when it comes to new components, eh?
Not really. It took me a little time to come to terms with switching from Shimano to SRAM XO. Once I did, I don't think I could go back as twisters suit my style and the rear mech performs flawlessly and is ultra smooth and quiet. I checked Campy's website and I see no reference to mtb components that I can find, but if they do go the whole hog, I think I might put myself in the vanguard and look at using those.

Our local UK satellite tv showed some xc riding from Germany last weekend, and I noticed that many of the bikes were using dual lever XTR. Whether that was sponsorship or personal choice, I don't know. All I do know is that competition between the manufacturers mean that we humble riders get better options to choose from. And there's nothing wrong with that, eh? I think the decision to choose from A or from B or from C is largely blurred now as we get good quality no matter what we go for.
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Don't care for Shimano.
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Campy used to have several lineups of MTB groups. And yes they also made rims. The MTB groups were introduced in 1990 as the Euclid and Centaur. Then in 1991 they expanded with the Themis and Olympus. Later they introduced the Record OR and Icarus in 1992. I think they discontinued them all after 1993. They had thumbshifters and full-length twist-shifters known as "Bullet Shifters". They had 8sp when Shimano only had 7sp.
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Shimano sucks. I don't really like trigger shifting that much.. but honestly I couldn't care either way. I have a bike with triggers and a bike with gripshifts and I honestly don't give a damn reguardless. But I like being able to downshift for a climb really quickly with Gripshift.. I can rip through the entire range of gears if I need to, which sometimes comes in handy on the wierd terrain we've got around here. Sometimes you'll go from a STEEP downhill to a STEEP climb within a matter of a couple seconds.. really wierd. I might try the triggers, who knows.

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