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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by marley View Post
    Let me know if you do and I will take your 11 speed chain and cassette.

    and who still uses grip sh*t - you have an opposable thumb for a reason - use it
    I do because I find it to be the best fit for 1x and MTB where you often I have to shift 5 or 6 gears at once.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    Is the 12s SRAM chain compatible with my existing Next SL crank and ring ?
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Is the 12s SRAM chain compatible with my existing Next SL crank and ring ?
    I use a wolf tooth 34 chain ring which I think is compatible on a next crank.

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I use a wolf tooth 34 chain ring which I think is compatible on a next crank.
    I think I have the race face ring in there. It's been hardly used so I'd rather not change it :)
    Last edited by Lionel; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:01 AM.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    I think I have the race face ring in there. It's been hardly used so I'd rather not change it :)
    Will going 12 speed mean you will use the bike more?

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    I am just giving you shit and for real grip shift is shit.

    Your going to need a better shifter if you go 12 speed as you may need to shift 6-7 gears at once
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    Will going 12 speed mean you will use the bike more?
    Not sure. Probably not. Even though I do use it a fair amount in the winter.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by marley View Post
    I am just giving you shit and for real grip shift is shit.

    Your going to need a better shifter if you go 12 speed as you may need to shift 6-7 gears at once
    I must say I like gripshift. Especially as Sram triggers are only usable with small children's hands.

    I also recall having done a marathon mtb race a few years ago and in the 7th hour I had no energy left and after a rough downhill I was having a hardtime shifting with my thumb using shimano triggers. Grip shift would have been fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I must say I like gripshift. Especially as Sram triggers are only usable with small children's hands.

    I also recall having done a marathon mtb race a few years ago and in the 7th hour I had no energy left and after a rough downhill I was having a hardtime shifting with my thumb using shimano triggers. Grip shift would have been fine.
    You should try AXS. They are excellent shifters and you have a lot of configuration options.

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    Not sure AXS/Etap is for me. I spent half of my commute in the dark this morning without a front light because I had been too lazy yesterday to go downstairs in the basement and charge them.

    That was scary.
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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    I’ve done plenty of battery items on bikes and run out of battery on lights, Di2, and now eTap. Lights are the worst, that can be scary.... Di2 isn’t great either, you can be down to single speed fairly quickly. SRAM eTap isn’t that bad, I don’t shift the front a ton so when the rear went dead, I shifted in the rear and ran 1x the rest of the way home and if I really had to shift front, I could swap batteries real quick. Definitely the greatest flexibility in a low charge situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamu8104 View Post
    I’ve done plenty of battery items on bikes and run out of battery on lights, Di2, and now eTap. Lights are the worst, that can be scary.... Di2 isn’t great either, you can be down to single speed fairly quickly. SRAM eTap isn’t that bad, I don’t shift the front a ton so when the rear went dead, I shifted in the rear and ran 1x the rest of the way home and if I really had to shift front, I could swap batteries real quick. Definitely the greatest flexibility in a low charge situation.
    Doesn't apply to a 1x setup unless you also have the reverb AXS.

    I'm not saying it is a bad tech, It test rode some etap equipped road bike and liked them but it is probably not for the lazy and absentminded guys like me :-)
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    Been browsing FS MTB lately. It's funny how what is now called a Top Fuel is pretty much the same as what my 2016 Fuel EX is. The Fuel EX now seems to be what the Remedy used to be then... They slotted a new Supercaliber in between the HT and the Fuel EX that seems pretty cool for what it is.
     

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    I rode yesterday with two friends who are, admittedly, less experienced than I am. They were on FS 29ers, and I was on my 26 rigid SS. We all had fun. I did not feel handicapped, and my bike is way easier to maintain.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    I rode yesterday with two friends who are, admittedly, less experienced than I am. They were on FS 29ers, and I was on my 26 rigid SS. We all had fun. I did not feel handicapped, and my bike is way easier to maintain.
    Well fitness and skill level trumps any equipment difference. But we already know that. Loic Bruni would ride around me downhill with a omafiet yet I go downhill with a my CX bike much faster than a lot of people with a trail bike.

    That doesn't mean having a competent bike doesn't feel well. Yesterday I rode my mountain bike. 5km in both very technical, rocky and steep uphill that took me 40 minutes to climb, I dreamed about my old 29+ when I pushed the bike for a while after loosing traction on rolling stones. Then 1hour and a half of rolling fireroads where I missed my old cross country hardtail and would have felt much faster on my gravel/cx bike than on my 14.5kg trail bike. Then downhill bike home on the same very technical uphill when I was marveled by efficiency of my brakes and the ability of my trail bike to roll trough all those ugly rocks in perfect confidence.

    Bottom line: ideally I would need to swap bike 3 times in that same 2h30 ride to have the best experience. Yet it is ridable and enjoable with all of them. the ideal bike on that kind of terrain would probably be a 130/120ish lightweight marathon/mild trail full susser with a 27.5plus rear wheel. Does that thing exist O_o ? At one point you have to live with what you have in hands and stop asking yourself what would be the best.
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    After I was done browsing FS 29er I actually conclude just that and will keep the Trek and maybe upgrade it to 12s AXS as I never really liked the 1x range.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    After I was done browsing FS 29er I actually conclude just that and will keep the Trek and maybe upgrade it to 12s AXS as I never really liked the 1x range.
    If you end up doing this, I would be interested in buying the old drivetrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbabcock View Post
    If you end up doing this, I would be interested in buying the old drivetrain.
    ok here is another motivation. This would be RD, Cassette, shifter and chain only as I plan to keep the crank.
     

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    I forgot to mention I flatted and ran the last mile.

    Out of shape as I am I was in a coma after. Felt wonderful.
     

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    Today I suggested my coworker make his giant dog a trail dog. He snapped at me "He's only got three f***ing legs!" I said, "Big deal, he'll walk all the stuff you walk."
    Got some cash
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    But we're alright

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