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Old 12-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #26416
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Several of my riding buddies are trying to convince me I need one of these for my 29er. I'll admit it looks cool and all, but what would be the practical benefit to me? The entire system reportedly retails for $1,500, which is hardly pocket money.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/sram-xx...peed-2013.html

I can see some sense in buying it if I were building a 29er from scratch, but I've already got a perfectly good set of gears, cranks, chain, derailleur, etc. Why replace all that hardware?
Because it is cool.
That is the ONLY reason to replace a perfectly good drive train with XX1. Building from scratch is a different matter.

I have a sneaking suspicion you have already made up your mind though....
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #26417
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There's an interesting article on Strava in the January, 2013 edition of Outdoor Yuppie Lifestyle (Outside) magazine.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #26418
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Because it is cool.
That is the ONLY reason to replace a perfectly good drive train with XX1. Building from scratch is a different matter.

I have a sneaking suspicion you have already made up your mind though....
If it won't improve my standings on the Strava leader boards, I'm gonna pass on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #26419
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If it won't improve my standings on the Strava leader boards, I'm gonna pass on it.
I hear it comes with a larger, much improved Big Dick
























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Old 12-12-2012, 09:03 AM   #26420
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Seems like lots of money to (very) marginally improve the ride.

Something like a telescoping seat post, on the other hand, would seem to be a more worthwhile investment. Haven't bought one yet though, because I'm cheap.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #26421
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I hear it comes with a larger, much improved Big Dick
Big dick = more weight = slower Strava times.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #26422
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Laugh

A local rider I know just posted this on his Facebook page:

"I cleared the trail of storm debris on the few couple laps, then was doing a lap for time (and KILLING it) when a tree fell across the trail right in front of me! I slammed on the brakes, but was going too fast to stop. I hit the tree and launched over the bars. I'm so bummed, I was 3/4 of the way through and I know I had the KOM in the bag. Also, my bib shorts ripped wide open, and all my bits and pieces were flapping in the wind. There was nothing I could do to hide it, either! I did the Gravity Destroyed climb KOM with my dick quite literally flapping in the wind. :/ Be careful, the tree is still across the trail, I could not move it."

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #26423
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Big dick = more weight = slower Strava times.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:14 AM   #26424
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I hear it comes with a larger, much improved Big Dick
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Big dick = more weight = slower Strava times.
i'd guess some Stravadiots would consider that an even better excuse for not holding a KOM than not having this years newest coolest parts.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #26425
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i'd guess some Stravadiots would consider that an even better excuse for not holding a KOM than not having this years newest coolest parts.
I'm not one of those, but I think my parts have been the coolest since I figured out what you can do with em.



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Old 12-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #26426
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If it won't improve my standings on the Strava leader boards, I'm gonna pass on it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #26427
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Here's a quick clip from my local trail - http://youtu.be/34rJsAV5Eik?t=8s
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #26428
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Here's a quick clip from my local trail - http://youtu.be/34rJsAV5Eik?t=8s
arrrrgh! fix them squeaky brakes!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #26429
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #26430
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