Maybe Cavendish secretly works for Shimano or Campy.
Surprised to read this. A couple years ago when I joined this forum sram was the end all be all.
There was a revolt. Some people are even saying Mich P4Rs are better than Conti. Dogs and cats living together!
Haha...I think it was.
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Cervelo S2 | Zipp | SRAM | Rotor
Keep in mind that Cav's experience and input with Zipp wheels have led to a re-design of the rear hub for this year. Zipp is owned by SRAM.
Of course, they could have asked me, and I could have told them the same thing just by looking at them. Maybe they should consult me about their flexy chainring problems.
Honestly I would not be surprised that the problem was due to sram. Sram in general is a bit of a hit and miss. Some of their stuff is absolutely awesome and some is just... you know, bad...
Take Avid brakes for example. The Avid elixir line is the worst hydraulic brake line known to man. Even no name shimano hydraulics beat the best avid in power and functionality.
Then take the double tap shifter which is totally awesome. And XX1. And the high end cassettes. And Rock Shox in general.
If they could be as consistent as shimano they would dominate the bike world. Shimano rarely is the best (except maybe in road tech) but they are very high up consistently even with their lower end products.
My SRAM Force chain has come off a couple times too. Looking into a chain catcher aluminium thingy, only $20 I think.
That being said, my 105 chain also came off from my FD. I think I just have bad luck.
I would think SRAM wouldn't be thrilled with Cav's comments!? Sounds like he has complained about SRAM to management, to no avail - so he's being a squeaky wheel in the press?
'02 De Rosa Planet
'77 Cinelli SC
'79 Paris Sport (Dave Moulton) under construction
'10 Diamondback Sorrento
Cav goes to races to win. If you're gear is holding him back you're not his sponsor you're in his way.