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Sram Tour de Utter Fail

Old 06-16-11, 07:01 PM
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Sram Tour de Utter Fail

T. Danielson of Garmin Cervelo dropped his chain in the last 2 km of the out of category climb at the Tour de Suisse today. And he was hanging in there with the leaders. By the time he got his stupid Sram chain remounted, his race was friggin over.

Yet another Big Race Red Clusterfark (similar to A. Schleck's experience @ the Tour de France last year that cost him 40 seconds, who then went on to lose the G.C. by... 40 seconds).

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This doesn't happen with Di2.
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Heeere we go.
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Rumor has it that Sram isn't developing an electronic group. That's hard to believe, but if it's true, perhaps after their chain dropping derailleurs have cost a few more big races they'll get their R&D boys moving.
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Heeere we go.
You throw the grenade into the 41 bar and you ride away.















That's how Pcad rolls.
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Old 06-16-11, 07:09 PM
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as much as i love my sram red group, it let me down in a severe way when i threw the chain into the chain stay and destroyed the paint on my brand spanking new S3. to put it lightly, i was PISSED!

put a rotor chain catcher now...
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One thing I'll say for that front derailleur on Di2 vs. any mechanical derailleur, I don't think it is quite capable of throwing a chain. Seems to work flawlessly, chain drops are cause by front derailleur over-shift, the sensors on Di2 don't allow that.

My 7900 front derailleur did that too. I have chain catchers on my two road bikes now., but I don't think you really need it with Di2.

Still. Better dead than Red.
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Crappy SRAM seems to work OK for Contador... Just sayin
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Crappy SRAM seems to work OK for Contador... Just sayin
Up until his chain drops on L Alp Dhuez. Then all the chembuterol in Spain won't help him.
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The covet is palpable and we're barely a dozen posts into another Pointless Epic BF Thread.
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Wait til chemtrail boy gets a load of this stupid thread. It will whiplash his flyover head so hard he'll snap the collarbone on the other side.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
This doesn't happen with Di2.
Actually, it did. A. Schlek dropped his chain a few stages ago - in the TT. He was using Di2.
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i hate i missed todays race! at least i was out ridding so i have a good excuse.
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Actually, it did. A. Schlek dropped his chain a few stages ago - in the TT. He was using Di2.
At Vino's request, the KGB jammed his Di2 with their nefarious Cold War Technology.
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T. Danielson of Garmin Cervelo dropped his chain in the last 2 km of the out of category climb at the Tour de Suisse today. And he was hanging in there with the leaders. By the time he got his stupid Sram chain remounted, his race was friggin over.

Yet another Big Race Red Clusterfark (similar to A. Schleck's experience @ the Tour de France last year that cost him 40 seconds, who then went on to lose the G.C. by... 40 seconds).

Carry on.
User error, SRAM chainsuck in the 39-12 or 39-11, à la A. Schleck. At least A. Contador knows to big-ring it on an attack.

I've been using SRAM Red since it came out in 2008; I was my LBS' guinea-pig. I liked it because it was cheap (pre-Lance 2.0). Front shifting on SRAM has always sucked comparatively; I've never personally dropped my chain.

Campagnolo Record 11 solves all these issues; plus it looks cool, which is more important.

Di2 is OK too I guess.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post

Di2 is OK too I guess, but how would I know, I can only covet Pcad's.
Fixed.
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Possibly.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
Campagnolo Record 11 solves all these issues; plus it looks cool, which is more important.
All that needs to be said.

Actually, equipment failure is new and unexplored territory for Tom D. Usually an exotic illness takes him out just before he might actually win something.
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Campy is stupid.
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Campy is stupid.
Your constant waffling is stupid.
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Campy is stupid.
It doesn't inspire threads like this.
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I remember not long ago a discussion on this forum comparing SRAM to Shimano. The consensus then appeared to be that SRAM was a better product and value. I wonder if the wheels will start falling off of this SRAM band wagon.
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I remember not long ago a discussion on this forum comparing SRAM to Shimano. The consensus then appeared to be that SRAM was a better product and value. I wonder if the wheels will start falling off of this SRAM band wagon.
Presumably around the time the wheels fall off the Shimano bandwagon every time they have a mechanical issue.

If you want a groupset that can't drop chains, you should take up another hobby. There aren't any.
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