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UtahBrent vernonfelton's article
Jan 18, 2018 at 9:30
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What's the Deal With SRAM's DUB System? More Questions
The Scene----SRAM Product Lifecycle Management meeting, Sometime Early 2017. Senior Leadership: "What segment of the premium market do we not have 90% market share or greater?" Product Manager: "Cranksets, we lost 27.99% of market share last year." Senior Leadership: "Why?" Product Manager: "Because Race Face" Senior Leadership: "How could you let this happen?" Product Manager: "They aren't playing fair, they use a 30mm alloy spindle so they can make it lighter than ours. But everyone knows when stuffed into a standard bottom bracket shell the bearings suck!" (ed. forgets to mention that a major part of the appeal is Race Face's modular approach) Senior Leadership: "OK, two part solution. 1. Engineering-Do what Race Face is doing, fix the seal issue that Race Face has! Do whatever it takes, don't create 99 problems 2. Everyone wants Eagle, we're so hot right now. Until the new cranks are available, let's minimize the damage by making sure that the only OEM available part numbers are complete drivetrains, cranks included! They'll have no choice." Old engineer in back corner of room: "Remember that time SRAM sued Shimano because they..." Senior Leadership (interrupting): "I'm glad we're all in agreement. Get after it!"
UtahBrent vernonfelton's article
Jan 18, 2018 at 6:23
6 hours
What's the Deal With SRAM's DUB System? More Questions
@AbsolutX: They sent him the Product Manager, who essentially is the Marketing Manager...he just happens to be a former engineer.
UtahBrent vernonfelton's article
Jan 18, 2018 at 6:21
6 hours
What's the Deal With SRAM's DUB System? More Questions
You are talking as if SRAM makes a PF92 BB to fit a 30mm spindle, which is where the issue is. They do not sell this configuration, so it's not like they designed & sold a part they didn't believe in. Race Face makes this configuration, so it's more of a shot at them. (Which is a bit of a cheap shot, admittedly) I don't get the angst here. I think it's just a continuation of the general dialogue right now about standards. I'm excited that I won't be limited to one bottom bracket shell type when choosing new frames to move an existing build to. Again, I REALLY don't understand the big deal here. It's just a friggin bottom bracket purchase. They still haven't addressed when this will be available, or what the rollover date for OEMs is.
UtahBrent mikekazimer's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 21:03
2 days
SRAM's New DUB Cranks and Bottom Brackets - First Look
The timing or this change is really strange. It's not a typical Sea Otter timed release...and it certainly doesn't coincide with a model year change. Will it be a running change on 2018 bike specs? In which case, 2017 bikes would already be using "1 year old" parts, hurting the ability to sell them before the upcoming model year. I wonder if a major manufacturer is about to have a mid-year release of a new model. I actually like the change, as long as it gets away from the marginal durability and longevity bottom brackets that accommodate a 30mm spindle in a standard BB shell.
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Jan 12, 2018 at 19:29
Jan 12, 2018

Norco Revolver 9 XX1 FS, ENVE, XX1 Eagle

$4000 USD
2017 Norco Revolver 9XX1 Custom Build I built this up as a XC bike that could handle just about any trail you could throw at it, it has exceeded my expectations. A very fun bike to ride. 23.4 lb as pictured. Frame: Norco Revolver 9 FS, RockShox Monarch RL Fork: 2017 Fox Factory F34, 120mm, 100x15 Axle, 2018 EVOL air spring. Kabolt & QR Axle included. Wheel-Front: ENVE M60HV (26mm internal), DT 240s Centerlock Hub, DT Aerolite Spokes Wheel-Rear: ENVE M60 (23mm internal), DT240 Centerlock Hub, DT Aerolite Spokes Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 29x2.25, very good condition. Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle XX1 Brakes: Shimano XTR Race (M987), 180mm front & 160mm rear IceTech rotors Seatpost: RockShox Reverb, 150mm travel Stem: TruvaTiv Stylo T20, 75mm Bar: ENVE Riser 760mm, uncut Saddle: Fabric Scoop Pro Team, Carbon Rails Pedals: Not included. In very good condition, no mechanical issues. The bike looks nearly new, with just some light scratches on the frame, and some chips on the end of the crank arms, but nothing out of line for a 1 year old bike. Buyer to pay via PayPal and cover shipping. Thanks for looking!

UtahBrent vernonfelton's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 10:35
Jan 10, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
@bikes4kids: Actually it is NOT AT ALL like saying 2% of Boeing aircraft crashing is acceptable. You have to factor in the Severity of the event here...They aren't talking about total rim collapse (have you seen one?). A crack in the hook of a bike rim is far less severe than taking hundreds of people to their death. Although if it's your $3,000 wheelset, it may feel that way to you. If you wanted to push the impact return rate down to well below sub six sigma levels...you'd have to overbuild the wheel so much that you'd prefer not to ride it. Aircraft operate in much more of a controlled environment than bicycle components...Mandated Pre-Flight Checks, Regulated Maintenance intervals and standards, better modeled and understood use conditions. My strong suspicion is that that 2% is inclusive of everyone who has actually contacted ENVE or their distributors about a cracked rim from an impact while riding...or crashing.
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