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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:17 pm 
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Charles,

I wouldn't say so though. The way the Taiwanese press/news coverage for anything remotely new by the local companies is somewhat similar to what you see at Interbike ... small little things get praised to the high heavens- as long as they are local, even if its no big deal at all. They had a much higher exposure level for their Arsis range debut a few years back, but comparatively, this is a much more mature product comparatively after trying them out at the stand. Hence, it was kind of weird that they had so little coverage / exposure at the show.


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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:39 am 
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Here is more of a front-on view.

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I must say, I don't really mind the aesthetics of it...it looks similar to SRAM.


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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:14 am 
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Anyone see the new groups for sale?

I've looked but haven't seen it anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:20 am 
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maxxevv wrote:
Charles,

I wouldn't say so though. The way the Taiwanese press/news coverage for anything remotely new by the local companies is somewhat similar to what you see at Interbike ... small little things get praised to the high heavens- as long as they are local, even if its no big deal at all. They had a much higher exposure level for their Arsis range debut a few years back, but comparatively, this is a much more mature product comparatively after trying them out at the stand. Hence, it was kind of weird that they had so little coverage / exposure at the show.


Their older product never measured up. That they've managed to knock off a SRAM Campy ergonomic is worse yet.

There have been a few folks that have tried to rebadge the older stuff and at days end, the function was simply poor as new and durability wasn't a strong point with a team that was using it in the US.

I tried a couple of versions and it was inferior to the lowest quality groups by any of the 3 major suppliers.

It sounds like there are a couple of big fans of the company here, but I wouldn't build a bike with any of their existing product if it were given to me for free... I would run 5 year old used Force or 105 or centaur and be loads happier with function and more trusting in the durability.

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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:32 pm 
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I know there stuff isn't as good as the top of the line stuff from the big 3, but my one experience with their products has been quite good so far.

Last summer I replaced a Ultegra 6500 RD with a lower end microshift RD, and not only is the shifting as good as the Ultegra, it far better.

The microshift RD now has a bit less than a year of use on it and it is still going strong.

If I were building a bike that where my goal was to have a high-end bike, I would go with one of the big 3, but for a lower-end, or for a bike that will be used (a travel/gravel/CX bike), it seems like a great way to save both money and weight.


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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:26 pm 
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Cable pull is sram compatible for shifters or only Shimano? I want to build a cross bike and I have some sram red derailleurs lying around...


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 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:28 pm 
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I think it is Shimano only

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