Haven't used it, but it's an MTB item. Smoother front shifting (you don't even have to pedal) and zero (unless there's been reported defects I missed) chain droppage via internal planetary gearing is what it offers. I think the only thing stopping it from seeing the road is weight and BB shell compatibility.LostViking said:Never seen one of those before. Has anybody here used one - benefits?
Contador uses SRAM. In fact, he uses the exact same bike (other than the paint job). Also, Contador used SRAM last year too. A bit harsh to lay blame on the company?enac said:Hope Schleck bails on SRAM with his new team. SRAM may be the reason for his Tour losing performance. SRAM should provide answers as to why his chain fell off at a crucial moment in the race. If SRAM is culpable in anyway whatsoever, they should issue a public apology to Andy Schleck, Saxobank, and all the Tour de France fans who were cheated from witnessing an Andy Schleck victory instead of a crushing defeat. If Schleck is foolish enough to use SRAM for his new team next year, he should at least demand 10x his current endorsement fee.
This has got to be a huge embarrassment to SRAM. I predict a few engineers will be burning the midnight oil to tweak the SRAM Red RD for next year.enac said:SRAM pays the two best guys (Contador and Schleck) huge dollars to endorse their product, and have no problem hyping that the fact that they won the TOUR. If they do that, they should have no problem accepting blame for losing the Tour as well. Would Andy Schleck have dropped his chain at that crucial moment in the race had he been running Shimano or Campagnolo?? Maybe Contador won his 3rd Tour IN SPITE of using SRAM , an inferior product imo.