Sram 1031 photographed in the wild earlier this week .
I'm not sure their new approach to saving weight will catch on though
Tektro have nothing to do with it , the booklet was the clearest thing to hand .
There are reasons why every bike leaves the shop with a pdi check , this is one of them .
I've not noticed any discernible difference between the sram and shimano cassettes at the cheaper end of the 9 speed shifting world ( not that £40 is cheap
) we tend to fit whatever is requested , if no request , whatever we have in stock . I hate shimano chains though . The sram one photoed will just be a machine problem . whoever boxed the bike missed it though and I only noticed because the bike was catching the front mech without the ring being bent . I bagged it up and when I showed another colleague it took me ages to spot the 5 missing plates through the bag . Shifted at the rear fine though . I hope weight weenies doesn't spot this
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."