The Different Big Pulley Systems advice

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Bely
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by Bely

Dear All,

with upgrading Big pulleys/ceramic bearings and wheels becoming a mainstay/norm....I am finally thinking of jumping onto the bandwagon. However, there are so many different brands etc...was wondering if you kind folk can give the likes of us (lesser informed) the low down.

there are brands like of course
1) ceramic speed
2) SLF
3) Ridea
4) Carbon Dry
5) UCB

probably left out a whole bunch...but please any help and advice would be much appreciated

thank you
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With your rides, you should run one of Wolfgang Berner's.

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Bely
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by Bely

What are the differences?


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Philbar72
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by Philbar72

where are they the norm?

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by Broady

Philbar72 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:07 pm
where are they the norm?
Dubai.

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by calvin

You should check Tripeak. In my opinion one of the best in price/performance.
If you are interested i have some ceramic bearing pulleys for sale

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by mike

I have 17teeth pulleys and derailleur cage, couriers, but for dura ace electric derailleurs. pm me if interested. you can get them at a good price so you don't have to waste money on new ones that may not work well.

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I've got the Ceramicspeed OSPW system on my TT bike. I like them. Super smooth.

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by guyc

The norm.

I don’t think so.

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:07 pm
I've got the Ceramicspeed OSPW system on my TT bike. I like them. Super smooth.

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You also have a lens with lots of chromatic abbreation :smartass:
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While I begin my search, is there a version of these things for Campy?

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Noctiluxx wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:21 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:07 pm
I've got the Ceramicspeed OSPW system on my TT bike. I like them. Super smooth.

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You also have a lens with lots of chromatic abbreation :smartass:
hahaha... fitting comment coming from someone who's SN is Noctilux.
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by srshaw

CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:51 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:21 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:07 pm
I've got the Ceramicspeed OSPW system on my TT bike. I like them. Super smooth.

Image
You also have a lens with lots of chromatic abbreation :smartass:
hahaha... fitting comment coming from someone who's SN is Noctilux.
Now I wouldn't mind a Leica m with noctilux lens....

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srshaw wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:15 am
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:51 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:21 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:07 pm
I've got the Ceramicspeed OSPW system on my TT bike. I like them. Super smooth.

Image
You also have a lens with lots of chromatic abbreation :smartass:
hahaha... fitting comment coming from someone who's SN is Noctilux.
Now I wouldn't mind a Leica m with noctilux lens....
Yea... they are nice, that's for sure.
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by Bridgeman

The question I have with an increase with the diameter of the upper pulley is the Moment Clearance of the bearing, as shown below;
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For smaller diameter pulleys, like a 10 or 11 tooth this isn't much of a problem. I am wondering about derailleur performance as the radius increases. I know you can select bearings with a closer tolerance/clearance, but this adds to cost.
Do the larger upper pulleys work well? I've seen some offerings where they have gone back to smaller upper pulleys, and maybe this is why.

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