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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:21 am 
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Is only having a middle and granny ring not a little limiting? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:22 am 
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ChrisR wrote:
Is only having a middle and granny ring not a little limiting? :?


Sure but you can always change the bash out for an outer ring.
That said, i only rn single ring (36t) so i am a bit biased also. Was just thinking of strength issue.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:27 am 
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Just had a look on chain reaction. Ok a 36 tooth middle ring makes a bit more sense.

Stronger axle and spider is a bonus too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:33 am 
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ChrisR wrote:
Just had a look on chain reaction. Ok a 36 tooth middle ring makes a bit more sense.

Stronger axle and spider is a bonus too.


You can of course still run triple if you so wish.

I only recently found about the differing axles and spiders.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:45 am 
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just been doing some reading on another forum where the elixir brakes are getting a good hiding by several owners. noise and vibration and a lot of messing about seems to be the common complaint.

just my opinion here bud, but hope is the way to go. even used ones. built to work, and they do. time and time again. easy to set up and adjust too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:46 am 
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Are these suitable?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221042260085?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp5197.m570.l1313%26_nkw%3D221042260085%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1#ht_500wt_922

There's a set for £245 buy it now but looks like they've beaten the bottom headset race off with a screwdriver and made a bit of a mess of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:47 am 
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crossland wrote:
just been doing some reading on another forum where the elixir brakes are getting a good hiding by several owners. noise and vibration and a lot of messing about seems to be the common complaint.

just my opinion here bud, but hope is the way to go. even used ones. built to work, and they do. time and time again. easy to set up and adjust too.


Ok. Thanks for the tip. I'd like hopes if I can find some for sensible money.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Anyone used shimano disc brakes?

They seem competitively priced an reviews appear good.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:31 pm 
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ChrisR wrote:
crossland wrote:
just been doing some reading on another forum where the elixir brakes are getting a good hiding by several owners. noise and vibration and a lot of messing about seems to be the common complaint.

just my opinion here bud, but hope is the way to go. even used ones. built to work, and they do. time and time again. easy to set up and adjust too.


Ok. Thanks for the tip. I'd like hopes if I can find some for sensible money.

i bought set here a few weeks back. with spare pads and floating rotors for £100 shipped. thats about the going rate.
in answer to your last Q, ive put hope on to replace XTR :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Hmm ok. Doesn't seem to be a great deal around on eBay currently.

Well apart from a nice hope m4 setup with 180 front and 160 rear... That's £200 though :?


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