I've 35,000 miles on a Chorus 11spd group with nary a problem. Changed the cables once or twice in that time, but that's just maintenance.
I understand that these companies are there to make money, but I see no reason for me to give them mine to replace something that does everything that I ask of it without a hitch. Others though, need to follow the latest trend.
We're riding bicycles, not motorcycles, and it seems that with this drive for faster, easier and more convenient that is getting lost. These are human powered machines, and it seems, to me, that the human element is being surpassed by the perceived need of the technical advancement of all aspects of the cycling experience.
It's like we're losing sight of the simple joy of riding a bicycle.
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