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Awesome Possum

Awesome Possum

Awesome Possum

Awesome Possumwrote a review of on April 21, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used a LBS mechanics bike for a couple days as he was encouraging me to upgrade to Force Etap AXS. It had the 10-33 cassette. The cog spacing is poorly planned for recreational users who ride more on the easier cogs than the harder ones. The cassette is 10-11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-24-28-33. SRAM promotes the single tooth jumps from 10 to 15, but these are the least used cogs for recreational riders. Riders now have even larger jumps than before among the easiest cogs: 24-28 is 4 teeth and 28-33 is 5 teeth. Compare this to the PG-1170 11-32 cassette: 11-12-13-14-15-17-19-22-25-28-32. So, 11-speed already had single tooth jumps for the five hardest cogs, BUT the easiest cogs were 3 or 4 tooth spacing at 22-25-28-32. With a 46/33 crankset in particular, I'd prefer smaller cog jumps at the easy end: 21-24-27-30-33. That would mean more choices and smoother transitions at both ends of the cassette. (To be clear, I'd make it 10-11-12-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-30-33). Cassette is well made, fairly light, looks good, works well with proprietary chain ($35 here at CC). Overall, SRAM improved the shifting but made riding at the easy end of the cassette less smooth, which is were recreational riders will spend most of their time.

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Awesome Possum

Awesome Possumwrote a review of on February 16, 2019

NOT AS PICTURED, BUT ALLOY GETS JOB DONE
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

What makes a great review? When a customer points out to other customers shady practices like this one. The photo here is of a CARBON DZero but the listing is for an ALLOY DZero. Check for yourself with these screenshots from Quarq. I've used the alloy DZero and it works great, it just doesn't look as shiny bling and it's heavier. Actually, given the disposable (?), integrated one-piece chainring/power meter of eTap AXS this makes more sense to me. Good to see dual-leg power if you have had an injury. Also, if you need a crank but don't have one and want cheap power, go with this. I've used it with 10 and 11 speed SRAM groups.

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