NoahColorado

Marketing and Online Media Manager for Mountain Racing Products (MRP, White Brothers, Kreitler Rollers)

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NoahColorado mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2014 at 22:24
Apr 20, 2014
SRAM X01 Drivetrain - Review
Clementz uses a guide for almost every race. I think everyone in the top ten in Chile used a guide. :)
NoahColorado mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2014 at 22:10
Apr 20, 2014
Final Results: Enduro World Series, Round 1
4th place 17, 3rd place 21. Average age of top 5, 26. Good point, not.
NoahColorado mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2014 at 21:25
Apr 20, 2014
Pit Stop - Enduro World Series, Round 1
Good guess on weight, our basic MRP 1x guides range from 50-70g depending on model. An AMg like Lars, the Giant Team, and others are using is just over a hundred - a carbon version is also available. CG and the Nomads generally opt for the G3 for guaranteed security.
NoahColorado mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 13:22
Apr 17, 2014
SRAM X01 Drivetrain - Review
Yes, chain-growth on compression may indeed help retention, but it does the opposite on the rebound stroke. We've done a considerable amount of testing with N/W rings, and their Achilles heel is not their retention performance on rough trails, but on big, single g-out style hits and braking bumps. Deep, low frequency hits coupled with low chain tension (when you're in your smaller cassette cogs) are problematic. Just as drivetrain technology has improved, so have chainguides. Our G2sl was a great guide, but our new G3 - and in this context - AMG and 1x guides are the best we've ever made. These in conjunction with a N/W-style ring make for a bombproof, never-drop setup. Cheers
NoahColorado mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 8:17
Apr 17, 2014
SRAM X01 Drivetrain - Review
But with XX1 and N/W type rings, for most trail applications, all you really need is a simple upper guide Waki. I've never dropped a chain with my MRP AMg guide and standard ring - so at best your experience with N/W performs the same, but my setup offers chainring protection. Furthermore your experience is on a hardtail and mine on a FS trail bike - your setup doesn't have to deal with chain-growth or suspension movement. All weekend at Sea Otter I had people coming to our booth looking for guides after their first chain-drop experience (and for a few that was in a race run). Get a basic guide and you'll never have to worry about it. Have a look at what most people in the EWS are running - and keep in mind a lot of them get fresh drivetrains for big races BUT still opt for some sort of guide. Reports of the death of the chainguide are greatly exaggerated.
NoahColorado mikelevy's article
Apr 17, 2014 at 8:06
Apr 17, 2014
SRAM X01 Drivetrain - Review
When did it become okay to drop chains?
NoahColorado mattwragg's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 10:52
Apr 2, 2014
Ask Us Anything - Chris Ball And The Enduro World Series
Thanks for the answer! You guys rock!
NoahColorado mattwragg's article
Apr 2, 2014 at 9:26
Apr 2, 2014
Ask Us Anything - Chris Ball And The Enduro World Series
Can we expect less "park style" stages at the EWS in Winter Park this year?
Mar 18, 2014 at 7:43
Mar 18, 2014
Great deal on a sweet frame! Packed carefully and delivered promptly. Thanks man!
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Mar 18, 2014 at 7:29
Mar 18, 2014
Noah bought a frame from me- he was solid, didn't waste my time and paid promptly. Great guy, I would buy or sell with him again. Thanks!
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