zoikz said:They already make a great cross group. Only tough part is finding their old 9 speed shifters and XTR canti brakes.
FYI, SRAM XX coming this Spring is a new 10 spd MTB Group .zoikz said:
I've found that all of these concerns have proven to actually be the opposite regarding 10 speed- it's more reliable, lasts longer and the shifters are more durable than 9. Furthermore, it actually works at least as well as 9 in the mud.zoikz said:
m_s said:Aside from chainrings, what is inadequate about their current road offerings?
I suppose, though I imagine this would be developed first for the mountain line, and that is alarger market. Though a durable bb would be good for road as well.dead flag blues said:I don't recall using the term 'inadequate', tho if you're asking 'What could be improved in Shimano's, Campagnolo's, or SRAM's current offerings?', here are a few ideas:
Durable BB, ie less susceptible to water contamination.
Sure.Lightweight canti brakeset w/adjustability (similar to TRP EuroX Mag). Or just relabel XT brakes, tho that's a bit too safe.
Yeah. I do like sealed bearings, but Shimano seems pretty invested int he cup and cone thing. Who knows?More durable hub seals, for people who aren't subtle w/ pressure washers.
You mean 100 BCD? What's wrong with 110 or even 130?More than the 100 46-tooth chainrings Shimano made last year. Crank and BB for less than $200.
Yeah. but then, also good for road.Rebuildable levers, or at least have a few smaller replaceable components.
I dunno. Not that important to me I guess.Choice of carbon or aluminium levers.. Aluminium lasts longer, tho carbon is lighter and doesn't suck the heat out of your fingers.
They have all the mountain ones. Manufacturers making disc frames with 130 spacing is silly, not Shimano's fault IMO.Disc hubs!
Hm. I dig my fork mounted hanger. Seems like people are more likely to have problems with shuddering and stuff the higher the hanger is. But maybe not.Brake-cable hangers, integrated into PRO stems.
I guess. I'm fine with the tektro ones so shimano wouldn't have anything there to excite me. Heck though, I don't even use them anymore.Latte (bar-top) levers.
I don't think this is exciting enough for a marketing releaseCable ferrules with rubber wipers to keep out contaminants, or just sealed cables.
I haven't used a shimano headset since 600 so I wouldn't know if their current ones suckHeadsets. Good ones.
Actually SRAM is introducing a 10 speed XX shifter soon for mountain bike. It's targeted at 2x10 setups as pros typically are ditching the third ring anyway.zoikz said: