Light rings + etap = crap shifting?

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Extralites work 95% in mechanical setups. In electronic setups they are not worth it unless you can adjust all aspects of the fd movement which we can't.

If there were a way to add titanium/steel pickup pins to the extralite rings they would probably work much better.

Extralite please add titanium pins!

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PrinceEdward
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by PrinceEdward

My pain was appeared while tuning the FD, beware the limited screw which may get very very close to the crank arms if you didn't properly tune it ..... resulted in a technical tutorial mark....ImageImageImage

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Oh, to much dust and rust on the Etap FD linkage :shock:
That's exactly what i mean with Extralite and Etap. Etap have it's difficulties, and you make it worse by using Extralite.
I just don't understand how you can. There is no chance i would go there.
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by RocketRacing

Bless his heart for all that dust and rust. Weight weenie bikes a meant for using!!!

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by PrinceEdward

I would say okay for the thm se+chain catcher+extralite 50 34+11 32 cassette+Ceramicspeed opsw setting...
I hate cleaning the bike myself!

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mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

cannondale mk v rings?
Speedplay is the devil!

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by spdntrxi

mdeth1313 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:10 pm
cannondale mk v rings?
I heard they are ok...but sourcing can be hit and miss

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Why would anyone shift under power. Stupid thing to do. I am being blunt now. I have plenty of modern and old groupset and never change rings under power. It good practice. It prevents chain drops. If the chain snags (it can in some circumstances) then your rd does not get ripped off.

If you want to change under power I have the drivetrain for you - Roloff speed master.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Many do just that!
That's why i guess some have issues with Etap, part from the need of tuning that doesn't seem to work out for them.

Btw (shifting under power),I wonder if CX racer doesn't do it more or less all the time!?
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

I know I'm not eTap... but damn the shifting with extralite and DA9170 has been so butter.. I'm not worried at all.

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OK, for the record:

1) There's an entire thread dedicated to issues with front shifting of eTap. It's a known issue. Even Tobin himself admits that there's a magical setting that you have to happen upon to eliminate chain throws or drops. I've had 3 eTap groups and have had the same problem with all of them.
2) There's an entire thread already dedicated to Extralite rings. The verdict is that they don't shift well, particularly with electronic groups.
3) MKV shift very well. Immediate takeup with 9150, 9100 and Campy. Can't say the same for the TA rings I'm using or even the Praxis rings. Praxis is fine with 9150 and very good with EPS. TA just sucks.

Now, with the above in mind, if you marry #1 and #2, what do you think the outcome is going to be?

Nixster
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by Nixster

Hey Ryan, I get it, so will you sell me those Mk V rings now? :D

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by Attermann

I'm really happy with stronglight myself, i think they shift better than praxis, but i just can't seem to find anywhere i can but the MkV rings.

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I have had issues with ta rings too.

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