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Old 11-14-2013, 06:28 AM   #31891
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:33 AM   #31892
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I have the opportunity to pick up a Waterford RS-22 with Sram Force. I am more of a Shimano or Campy guy. What do you guys have to say about the Sram?
My Roubaix came with SRAM Apex, which is their cheapest group, IIRC. It shifts SO much better than the Shimano stuff I've had in the past on all my previous bikes. Also, the shifters have not needed any adjustments in 4000+ miles. It takes some getting used to, but I don't want to go back.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #31893
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #31894
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My Roubaix came with SRAM Apex, which is their cheapest group, IIRC. It shifts SO much better than the Shimano stuff I've had in the past on all my previous bikes. Also, the shifters have not needed any adjustments in 4000+ miles. It takes some getting used to, but I don't want to go back.

My bike is a mixture of SRAM x5 and shimano, sram shifters and RD the front is a shimano (XT I think).....shifts like an automatic once I got the rear derailer right, which was like 1,300 miles of stretching the cable before it settled down

On cool thing with the SRAM trigger shifters is you can double to the upshifts, so when you start a hill you can go from grinding whatever speed you are going, kick it up two and stand up and mash, which is something I use to stomp all over my next door neighbor in local trails.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #31895
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Thanks for the Sram feedback guys. The bike is a good deal and what I am looking for, so it is a go. I will post pics when I get it in my hands..... It is going to be a little while.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #31896
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On cool thing with the SRAM trigger shifters is you can double to the upshifts, so when you start a hill you can go from grinding whatever speed you are going, kick it up two and stand up and mash, which is something I use to stomp all over my next door neighbor in local trails.
Their MTB stuff is awesome. My X0 RD bangs shifts so hard the spokes twang through the woods. Shimano riders always comment.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #31897
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Any Marin riders ever done Bolinas Ridge road/trail, the section from Bolinas-Fairfax road on the south to Sir Francis Drake on the north? I'm wondering how crazy it's going to be on my bald 33.33mm road tires...



I have absolutely no grip in the mud.

p.s. a ride description: http://pedaldamnit.blogspot.com/2005...rail-ride.html
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #31898
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Rockburn CX today. Legs felt good, but I rode bad technically

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #31899
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #31900
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.
tell me about it
one mile into a short ride and i wished i had a longsleeve shirt instead of just a tee shirt
its a dry cold is seems colder than it is
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #31901
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.

It's a far cry from the 120 in July/ August
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #31902
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tell me about it
one mile into a short ride and i wished i had a longsleeve shirt instead of just a tee shirt
its a dry cold is seems colder than it is
I was feeling great on a 40 miler in short sleeves today. It was 66 when I left the house and stayed there for the duration.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #31903
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Working for a living sucks.

...but the INcome beats the outGO of unemployment. AMHIK

Not quite 70 and sunny here in the Nation's Capitol, but I was inside all day.

Yanno... ONE of these days I'm gonna have a clean CX race. I'm gonna get a good start (yesterday's was a drag race up a hill Did I mention how badly I suck at hills? ), I'm gonna ride smoothly without any stupid mistakes (lap 2: tried to run an off-camber. Lost 10m that I had to claw back. Still lap 2: effed up the sand turn and had to run 3/4 of it. Lost another 10m+ that time too! Effed up the sand turn EVERY lap, but that's another story. Lap 3: missed my pedals on a re-mount on a hill. Had to stop. Get off the bike. Get some momentum (run) and re-mount. Lost 4-5 spots there. etc)

It got better as the race went on, but I still made little stupid mistakes every lap. Managed to smooth out but by then it was too late. Came in appx 5min after the leaders. Worst finish of the year. Grrr

...on the up side: I had a FAN-farging-tastic mtn bike ride on my CX bike right before the race. Went into what's known as Avalon and rode the trails. I hear there's a LOT of trails in that system. May have to go back. Too bad its 90+ min away from home.

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #31904
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #31905
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My son, at his BMX coaches house last Saturday.
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