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SRAM unveils next generation direct mount 1x drivetrains and brakes

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Liam Mercer

Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as revelling in cycling's intricacies. Whether it's gravel, mountain, or e-MTB as long as it's a bike on dirt, he's happy.

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1 year 3 weeks ago

Secret_squirrel wrote:

 

So does this mean brands have to maintain both a Shimano rear triangle AND a Sram rear triangle.

 

Not in this case, the frame has to be designed for the SRAM universal hanger, but if you use Shimano, you use the hanger in the frame.

 

It does seem a typical SRAM solution - make a design so expensive that any benefits of reliability or robustness are lost because you could just buy a few spare rear derailleurs for the same price. 

It is not even unique to keep the chain engaged through the change, as Shimano supposedly have done this on their latest generation of Hyperglide+ - but their system reduces shift time rather than extending it.

 

Needs a back to back comparison.

1 year 4 weeks ago

Griff500 wrote:

 

Does a Rear Deraulleur need to have a "stronger connection"?  Isn't one of the functions of a hanger to act as a weak link, minimising the chances of damage to the RD and/or frame, in the event of an incident? 

 

I was thinking the exact same thing:  iirc a good hanger is designed to fail before the derailleur does.  I'd rather replace a bent hanger than purchase a new derailleur cage.  I'm not too clear on all the benefits of this new setup, except that everything will probably be extremely proprietary to SRAM.

1 year 4 weeks ago

Does a Rear Deraulleur need to have a "stronger connection"?  Isn't one of the functions of a hanger to act as a weak link, minimising the chances of damage to the RD and/or frame, in the event of an incident? 

1 year 4 weeks ago

So does this mean brands have to maintain both a Shimano rear triangle AND a Sram rear triangle.