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Slack
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by Slack

bikewithnoname wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 am
Great! I assume you’ll be able to hack this to run 10 speed as it’s just telling the motor how far to move, or perhaps the shifter/RD might have a 10 or 11 switch (fingers crossed)
Sram is now 12 speed for their Eagle groups so it would be very unlikley for there to be any 10 speed option as that's now 2 generations old.

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commendatore
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by commendatore


Well the shifter is a bit boxier than I hoped.


moyboy
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by moyboy

nice photos... so much press over a rear derailleur! hahah

spud
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by spud

derailleur looks very strange to me - it's not a slant parallelogram design, and the arms themselves seem a little short to swing across 12 cogs. I'm sure they have developed this logically and I don't know the finer points of derailleur design, but this reminds me of an ancient Dura Ace model, before they adopted slant design.

moyboy
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by moyboy

Probably to help with leverage to maximize the power motor.
spud wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm
derailleur looks very strange to me - it's not a slant parallelogram design, and the arms themselves seem a little short to swing across 12 cogs. I'm sure they have developed this logically and I don't know the finer points of derailleur design, but this reminds me of an ancient Dura Ace model, before they adopted slant design.

Slack
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by Slack

None of Sram's X1 clutched mechs use a slant parallelogram they're all straight.

spud wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm
derailleur looks very strange to me - it's not a slant parallelogram design, and the arms themselves seem a little short to swing across 12 cogs. I'm sure they have developed this logically and I don't know the finer points of derailleur design, but this reminds me of an ancient Dura Ace model, before they adopted slant design.

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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

spud wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm
derailleur looks very strange to me - it's not a slant parallelogram design, and the arms themselves seem a little short to swing across 12 cogs. I'm sure they have developed this logically and I don't know the finer points of derailleur design, but this reminds me of an ancient Dura Ace model, before they adopted slant design.
You haven't seen a Sram MTB 1x11 or 1x12 derailleur? Cuz they look the same as this and have been around for 5 years. It's called X-Horizon.

spud
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by spud

^ Haha, I have one on a new bike and haven't even looked at it closely enough to notice!

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by wingguy

spud wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm
derailleur looks very strange to me - it's not a slant parallelogram design,
Yup, exactly the same as every other SRAM 1x11 or 1x12 mech :wink:

The reasoning behind it was explained way back in 2012 when XX1 was released.

Jensa
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by Jensa

commendatore wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:44 am
Well the shifter is a bit boxier than I hoped.
according to patent paper bikerumor had on the sait some time ago, there could be three different sort of shifter, and that was the biggest of the thre, but it can also be that its not finalized considering that the mechanics was fast to unmount the shifter

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by TimmS

Most important question; will it be compatible with road shifters?

Any leads to when the newgroup will be officially announced?

jlok
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by jlok

would be silly not to support and software upgrade HRD shifters and miss the Gravel Bike market.

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moyboy
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by moyboy

That would be awesome to have HRD shifters also work with that.

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cassard
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by cassard

I'm not a programmer or anything, but the way I see it, is either it's going to be compatible with the road shifters for bigger cassette and SRAM could simply offer a firmware update for the road etap derailleur for 12 speed in the future.

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