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eri2499850

eri2499850

Bakersfield

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Mountain Biking

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I try to ride hard 3 times a week of mostly XC/Trail.

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eri2499850wrote a review of on April 9, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I had originally ordered these bars I thought I was getting the 725mm size but an ordering error resulted in the 785mm low rise version shown above. I couldn't have been more happy with this mix-up. I have the upper body proportions of someone close to 6'5

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eri2499850wrote a review of on April 8, 2015

Strong and light!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I previously had a 2x10 XX setup on my current bike (2013 Orbea Occam c 29) but decided it was time to join the 1x11 crew. I haven't been disappointed at all. The shifting is actually better and with it no longer needing a front derailleur due to the enormous range (10-42) I dropped about 1/2lb. I have been a fan of SRAM since the XO 9spd days and with each new generation I continue to be pleased and satisfied with their innovations and quality. Another cool tidbit of info is that this cassette and the XX1 work very well with the new Shimano 1x11 and 2x11. Both the XO1 and XX1 cassettes are lighter and more durable than the new XTR as well as offering more range. I had a good friend of mine install one on his new Yeti ASR C 29r with the new Shimano XTR 2x11 and not only did it shift better but he likes the added top end and low end gearing.

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eri2499850wrote a review of on February 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these because I had too narrow of a q-factor on my old XX 2x10 cranks to convert to 1x11. In a 2x setup using an old XX 39t ring as a bash guard I have enough room to run a 30t narrow wide Blackspire Snaggletooth ring for the steep rocky rides. For racing and lower elevations I have a RF direct mount 32t ring that works very well. These cranks are a killer deal due to the removable spider allowing for XX1, XO1 spiders or a direct mount ring from either SRAM, Absolute Black, Race Face, Wolftooth, and others. The actual weight for the cranks without the spider and BB is 470g in the 167.5 q-factor GXP version. I like how stiff these cranks are under my substantial 220lbs+ gear. Bottom line if you want light stiff and strong cranks but don't want to break the bank these are your ticket.

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eri2499850wrote a review of on January 29, 2015

Strong and light.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I previously had the 100mm version then went down to 80mm and finally ended up with a 70mm. Due to the shorter length it is significantly lighter and stiffer than the previous sizes I've used. I have the current 70mm on my 2013 Orbea Occam 29 carbon with Raceface SIXC 785mm low rise bars. It makes the bike handle very well. Easton has had a mixed record for the last few years but when it comes to their stems and bars I can only say good things about them. I don't like their hubs but they know how to make strong and light carbon fiber rims and bars along with strong stems. I can't feel a difference between these and my old Thomson Elite X4 stem only that it's much lighter.

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eri2499850wrote a review of on June 1, 2014

Solid and light.
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have over 500 miles on mine (11-36) and it still shifts like it's new. I'm pretty heavy and don't always shift at the best times but it's still going strong. The XX is really nice as well as the XTR but the XO costs less than the XX with a minor weight penalty while remaining lighter than the XTR. You can't go wrong with this.

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