New absoluteBLACK OSPW

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Raymonndo
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by Raymonndo

What are peoples thoughts on the new absolutleBLACK OSPW?

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Considerably more expensive than Ceramic Speed but a very currently unique design at the moment.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Looks cool, but i would never buy it!
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by corky

Easy to clean....

Aesch
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by Aesch

looks nice, however the gain versus cost in grams/euro and/or watts saved per euro must be stellar..

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Raymonndo
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by Raymonndo

It is very cool. Totally right though, gains vs cost is negligible!

PlumzRichard
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by PlumzRichard

I have one in the post...i will let you know how I get on with it.

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ms6073
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by ms6073

I also like the design, and am certain that those who seek every marginal gain regardless of cost, will ensure lots of demand for AB. I would even consider getting them for our bikes if the cost was in the US $250-$300 range, but I am not every going to purchase an aftermarket derailleur cage that costs nearly 2x more than the actual derailleur.

I do have a concern with the design though, as based on past experience with Tiso replacement Ti pulleys with ceramic bearings. We went back to DA stock pulleys after the wife shredded the cage on a RD-9070 rear derailleur as she rolled over some bumpy lumps of asphalt just as she was shifting into the large chainring. I realized afterwards that design of the stock DA pulleys allows for just the smallest amount of lateral play, where as the TISO design did not. Apparently the bumps caused the chain to momentarily jump the teeth on the upper pulley which then snagged between pulley and cage and ripped the cage off at the pivot bolt. The AB design's bearing arrangement seems similar in that it does not allow for any lateral play so I would be worried that a similar confluence of events would result in the same outcome with the rear derailleur.
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drainyoo
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by drainyoo

Love the hollow pulley, but the rest of it looks like lizard skin, which I’m not crazy about. Def getting it or the Ceramicspeed. YOLO

MaxPower
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by MaxPower

PlumzRichard wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:43 am
I have one in the post...i will let you know how I get on with it.
Yes please :-)

tiz92
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by tiz92

I would buy it for looks if I would be able to throw money out of the window. Every claim on saving watts is probably not true or if so it is even more marginal then you can think of.

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JonnieLi
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by JonnieLi

There is alot of negative thoughts from a few content creators about this O.S.P.W. They bring up issue's with quality, bearing size, stiffness and of course price. Someone will do a long term review in the future, since it's not out too long, we will just have to wait.

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by spartan

ohh can't wait for Hambini to test this . the cowards in the cycling press don't dare give a bad review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yzrp5eKSS8&t=29s
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by kookie

spartan wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:13 pm
ohh can't wait for Hambini to test this . the cowards in the cycling press don't dare give a bad review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yzrp5eKSS8&t=29s
Hambini's first thoughts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7VxFaLqC_g

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by ViperFFM

this is going to be gold. kudos to GC performance
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