I see several people selling SR11 8 pc groups on ebay for around $1700. Is the group changing for 2011? Why the price drop?
Got it, installed and ridden. The lever arm is indeed changed as in the brochure in the link I posted. Here is a photo -volubilis said:It appears the geometry of the front derailleur lever at the cable attachment point may have been changed. Although my 2009 Record FD is working ok, the outer plate clearance in third click on big front-smallest rear cog is tiny. So, I have ordered a 2011 and will report up by-and-bye. v.
There is only one 2011 Record RD and it will handle the 29-tooth cassette. No need to "spec" anything.vmsl said:The hanger (without pulling the wheel or RD) appears to measure about 27.5 mm o/c to the drop out, (Moots Vamoots SL 57 cm Breezer style dropout).
I found an 8 piece 2011 Record groupo that I can order with 52/39 and I was going to get 12-27 Record and 12-29 Chorus cassettes. I guess If I spec the RD to be 12-29 compatable I'll be OK? The chain stays are 410 mm so that should help with cross over gears as well. The thought of being able to muscle over small, steep rises in the 52x26 and save the FD downshift sounds cool too.
As to gearing, my current set-up is the DA 7803 with 52/39/30 12-25. I would think that the 37 in. gear of a 39x27 would be suitable for everyday rides and the 35 in. gear of the 12x29 can handle the 20%< grades of the toughest Sierra passes.
The 7803 Group rides nice, I just find myself hating the upper ring FD trim that falls right between the 16 and 17 tooth cogs, thus the desire to drop a mint on a Record group. I never use the 32 in low gear. My hope is that the 52/39 12-29, 11 speed will shift smoothly and reliably, something the 7803 Still does very well. Thx!