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    Lionel- is that picture near Ventabren?
    I miss that area so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    Lionel- is that picture near Ventabren?
    I miss that area so much.
    Yes it is in fact in Ventabren on one of the small bridge over the canal du midi. Good riding there for sure.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    New xtr is the best mtb group ever made. Almost depressing riding it
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew flowers View Post
    New xtr is the best mtb group ever made. Almost depressing riding it
    Tell more ! The thing that I find the most interesting is that the new cassette looks pretty well setup compared to the XX1. Better steps at the top.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Tell more ! The thing that I find the most interesting is that the new cassette looks pretty well setup compared to the XX1. Better steps at the top.
    Jumps are better, the brakes are better (no servo wave, and the bracing arch on the lever is genius). Hyper glide plus, despite the stupid name works, and provides an even smoother shift than xtr di2 did. Crank comes in multiple q factors, and is crazy light. Every hub you might want (dtswiss, king, or industry 9) comes in the Microspline standard.

    Shimano got their shit kicked with xtr 11speed. They got rid of that design team, and the individuals responsible for dura ace 9100 made the new xtr and its amazing. Finally, consumables (chain/cassette) are hilariously cheaper than the SRAM equivalents.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew flowers View Post
    Jumps are better, the brakes are better (no servo wave, and the bracing arch on the lever is genius). Hyper glide plus, despite the stupid name works, and provides an even smoother shift than xtr di2 did. Crank comes in multiple q factors, and is crazy light. Every hub you might want (dtswiss, king, or industry 9) comes in the Microspline standard.

    Shimano got their shit kicked with xtr 11speed. They got rid of that design team, and the individuals responsible for dura ace 9100 made the new xtr and its amazing. Finally, consumables (chain/cassette) are hilariously cheaper than the SRAM equivalents.
    Good to know ! I am quite tempted to make the switch. I was planning to keep my existing brakes and crank. Even though on my ride this morning I could not help but notice how changing the bite point is on these brakes. Besides that they do work pretty well.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    Lionel- is that picture near Ventabren?
    I miss that area so much.
    Another one for you from today

     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    I have XTR 12 speed on my Specialized Epic Hardtail. Yes- you should be able to go up to a 32 tooth. Maybe even 34 tooth if you desire.
    Shifting is sublime- Brakes are terrific too.
    I am also getting an Orbea Oiz Full Sus (120mm front and rear). It will be completely XTR to include XTR cranks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Anyone is riding XTR12 around here ? I could switch from 30 11-42 to 32 10-51 that would be much better.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    I have XTR 12 speed on my Specialized Epic Hardtail. Yes- you should be able to go up to a 32 tooth. Maybe even 34 tooth if you desire.
    Shifting is sublime- Brakes are terrific too.
    I am also getting an Orbea Oiz Full Sus (120mm front and rear). It will be completely XTR to include XTR cranks.
    Expecting no less from you John !

    Maybe I should upgrade the brakes as well then.
     

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    Slippery slope, before you know it you have upgraded the whole bike.
     

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    You could keep the Raceface cranks and get a chainring from Wolftooth. They make XTR specific rings.
    Seriously, I love the new XTR stuff- I never liked SRAM Eagle XX1- In my experience the shifting would spool up. I could get it to work high or work low- Never both.
    And about 20% of the time shifting from the 42 to the 50 resulted in the chain just riding up on the top cog, but not catching on it. Though people seem to like the electronic AXS Eagle just fine. That is likely because the shifter moves the derailleur a precise amount. Does not rely on cable tension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Slippery slope, before you know it you have upgraded the whole bike.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    You could keep the Raceface cranks and get a chainring from Wolftooth. They make XTR specific rings.
    Seriously, I love the new XTR stuff- I never liked SRAM Eagle XX1- In my experience the shifting would spool up. I could get it to work high or work low- Never both.
    And about 20% of the time shifting from the 42 to the 50 resulted in the chain just riding up on the top cog, but not catching on it. Though people seem to like the electronic AXS Eagle just fine. That is likely because the shifter moves the derailleur a precise amount. Does not rely on cable tension.
    Was this on a hard tail or full suspension bike? Parts of eagle feel very sensitive (guide pulley gap), while others less so.

    I can agree that xtr works better, although o currently have gx eagle on both of my mountain bikes with little plan to change
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    You could keep the Raceface cranks and get a chainring from Wolftooth. They make XTR specific rings.
    Seriously, I love the new XTR stuff- I never liked SRAM Eagle XX1- In my experience the shifting would spool up. I could get it to work high or work low- Never both.
    And about 20% of the time shifting from the 42 to the 50 resulted in the chain just riding up on the top cog, but not catching on it. Though people seem to like the electronic AXS Eagle just fine. That is likely because the shifter moves the derailleur a precise amount. Does not rely on cable tension.
    Right, actually race face themselves also make a XTR12 ring.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a FS 29er

    The Wolf Tooth ring should wear a bit better than the Race Face ring.

    For those with inconsistent shifting top to bottom with SRAM Eagle, that’s a b-tension issue.

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    The Wolf Tooth ring should wear a bit better than the Race Face ring.

    For those with inconsistent shifting top to bottom with SRAM Eagle, thatís a b-tension issue.

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    I had issues with XX1 both on my Epic Hardtail and also a couple years old Epic Full sus. Was not impressed with mechanical XX1.

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    You could keep the Raceface cranks and get a chainring from Wolftooth. They make XTR specific rings.
    Seriously, I love the new XTR stuff- I never liked SRAM Eagle XX1- In my experience the shifting would spool up. I could get it to work high or work low- Never both.
    And about 20% of the time shifting from the 42 to the 50 resulted in the chain just riding up on the top cog, but not catching on it. Though people seem to like the electronic AXS Eagle just fine. That is likely because the shifter moves the derailleur a precise amount. Does not rely on cable tension.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_curran View Post
    I've ridden it, and spent a lot of time riding with the designers and builders. Its really great, very responsive. They are totally geeking out with it and constantly tweaking it. They seem to have learned quite a bit from the pro racing on it too, shes a shredder. I'd love to get on one at some point. Plus then I could finally have a front end long enough for me.

    Heres Liam on it:

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    Hi, do you have any other specific feedback about the Mobius? I canít find any reviews on it nor can test ride.

    What does it ride similar to? Any negatives? Thanks!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Another one for you from today

    Bless you- I needed these
    I need to pull out my pre- digital camera riding pictures from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Yes it is in fact in Ventabren on one of the small bridge over the canal du midi. Good riding there for sure.
    I know the exact spot- amazing memories.
    I wish my father had not divorced my step mother -he moved back to Montpellier-so I could visit more often.
    My little brother still lives there-
    One of my favorite areas.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    I know the exact spot- amazing memories.
    I wish my father had not divorced my step mother -he moved back to Montpellier-so I could visit more often.
    My little brother still lives there-
    One of my favorite areas.
    Ping me next time you are around. There is about 50% chance I will be there too.
     

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