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Old 07-22-10, 07:10 AM
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Anyone else interested in trying Sram Apex?

I cant wait to get my hands on the new Sram apex rear der and cassette to give it a try. Srams concept is that with the 11-32, a mid cage der. and compact front, there is no need for a triple.

I know most of you hardcore folks use mtb components but I think its exciting to see a low cost road group that will offer lower ratios for those who so inclined.

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Originally Posted by aggro_jo
I cant wait to get my hands on the new Sram apex rear der and cassette to give it a try. Srams concept is that with the 11-32, a mid cage der. and compact front, there is no need for a triple.

I know most of you hardcore folks use mtb components but I think its exciting to see a low cost road group that will offer lower ratios for those who so inclined.

Thoughts?
Since 11-32 cassettes and compact doubles are already available, I'm not entirely clear on what is new that is being offered.
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I've got a 30/44 on a Sugino triple with chainguard, now all I need is a Sugino derailleur!
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the compact mountain double, nice it is offered for road bike riders nowadays.

have a travelers check set up right now with that gearing if not that brand. works great but not for fully loaded touring.

low gear is still pretty steep.
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Originally Posted by MacCruiskeen
Since 11-32 cassettes and compact doubles are already available, I'm not entirely clear on what is new that is being offered.
True. This is the first 11-32/compact double that will allow you to use double tap shifters. Not a big deal unless you are a fan of double tap. Specifically, this excites me as I am currently using my cyclocross bike to tour on and I can now go from race to tour gearing with a cassette swap.
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I'm considering an Apex bike, but not for touring. Already got a triple for that.
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