Cross 12 Wheel Quiver

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by Byron on Aug 10, 2012 at 6:53 AM

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13 Wheel Quiver

It’s gluing season at the shop and Mark V’s been at work, like a secret cementing santa, on our Cross wheel quiver. Another 3 1/2 wheel sets and that’s complete. In on test and review are Enves, Reynolds, MadFibers, and Stans. They join the Hevics and will get skewered into the D-Plus with this, XO 1 x 10 set up.

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SRAM XO 1 x 10

Last time a derailer broke in during a ride was Chorus 8 speed and before that, Deore XT with thumb shifters. Rode it last night and the first 1/2 hour had some rough, popping shifts, then it worked itself out.

Main difference noticed in the XO Type 2 is it’s not slappy. It doesn’t shift like a road bike though, you need to pause slightly when the double-tap is clicked.

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Comments: 2

What is your gearing for the 1x10 setup?

For that setup, anticipating climbing, a 44 with an 11-32. Normal setup is a 11-28. What SRAM has done with the Type 2 has made a derailer with, “maximum drivetrain stability.” In other words, a problem with 1 x 10 is under load they’re slappy. A roller bearing clutch stiffens it all up.

http://bikehugger.com/post/view/sram-xo-1-x-10-for-cross/

I’m still concerned about it under load and pressure from being at the limit physically and not having time or patience to stop pedaling for a milisecond to complete the shift. If it doesn’t work to my satisfaction, we can always add another chain ring. While there isn’t the numbers really in Cross for a market, certainly a marketing opportunity exists to develop a specific drivetrain. One that not only address shifting in those type of conditions, and how many gears you actually need, but a derailer that doesn’t tear off. Stuff like that. I’ve heard old guys around the sport wonder if you could run a rear disc brake only on some course. Also note that decades ago, they were running 3 speed internal hubs with 2 cogs attached. That was a 5 speed hi/lo.

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