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 Post subject: Zee
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Anyone got real world weights and or riding experience of the new Zee groupset? Most interested in the brakes and crankset

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 Post subject: Re: Zee
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:46 pm 
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No one? Shimano said it would be out in July, I guess it's not hit the dealers yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Zee
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:07 pm 
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I'm curious why it matters? Zee is not meant to be lightweight. I use a saint M810 short cage on my XC-AM for durability, stiffness (spring and body), and because it gets looks from other riders. I'm not saying you shouldn't use the parts, I'm just wondering why you might.

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 Post subject: Re: Zee
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:29 pm 
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basically, because it's cheaper than Saint

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 Post subject: Re: Zee
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:29 pm 
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As XT/SLX brakes are near identical I'd expect zee to come out pretty close to saint weights(less adjusters, but probabbly heavier pads) as they share the callipers and the levers are just re-stickered* SLX/XT.

The cranks look heavy though, like a beefed up version of Deore.

I've got the latest XT on my Pitch and it's a step up from the last saint brakes so I can't see any need for even more power! I'll probaly get a Zee mech though as there isn't a short cage SLX or XT branded one, and saint is silly money, unless somenoe can point me in the direction of cheep short cages for shimano mechs?


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