Tuesday, December 02 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
MattDamon! : Hey, thanks. I can only take so much satisfaction from a blueprint of course, but soon enough if all goes well.
I knew mr.T was up to something. So... he has a job, does he? And good for him, too! Where's he at? Fort William? Glentress?
Also, I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way! My intent is only to point out a couple of sources I've referenced recently. I might have missed something. To tell you the truth, I'm not really sure Multi-Release is such a big deal, anyway.
From Shimano America (bike.shimano.com) The Shimano Deore XT SL-M770 Rapid Fire Plus Shifters are :
The Shimano Deore XT ST-M770 and ST-M775 Dual Control Shifters are :
Shimano XTR SL-M970 Rapid Fire Plus Shifters are:
XT will be offered with two shifting systems. Dual Control levers (which, with a low-normal derailleur, is Shimano's recommendation for XC/marathon riding) will be available in hydraulic disc and cable V-brake versions. Rapidfire Plus shifters (recommended with a top-normal derailleur for all-mountain and enduro) will feature 2-Way Release, so you can upshift with either thumb or finger. If you want Multi Release (allowing multiple upshifts with one press of the trigger) then you'll need to opt for the XTR shifters or use XT Dual Control. -
Deore XT Dual Control Levers have been developed with Shimano’s Multi Release and Instant Release shifting technology. Rapidfire Plus shifters SL-M770 feature 2-Way Release and Instant Release technology. Multi Release for Rapidfire Plus will be limited to Shimano’s top level XTR group.
In the trickle-down category XT’s drivetrain incorporates instant and two-way release technologies from XTR. This year’s XT transmission featured two-way release shifter technology but not instant release. Instant release lets cable go on the push or pull stroke instead of waiting for the lever to return, while two-way release allows the cable release trigger to toggle for both push and pull operation. -
The Rapifire Plus Shifter feature 2-Way Release but the Multi-Release (which allows you to shift through multiple sets of gears) stays with XTR only. -
XT is multi release this year, adj perch.
servo wave XT discs SUPER consistent, super disc spacing.
HV fox air rear or other one of the new bigger air cans going for the linear spring.
All looks good, real good. Mr.T built my bike a year ago, up North.
Jim311, you still there? Anyway, here it is.
Build Spec :
Frame : Intense Tracer VP
Frame Shock : Fox Float RP23
Fork : Rock Shox Lyrik U-Turn
Shifters : Shimano XTR Rapidfire Plus SL-M970
Front Der. : Shimano Deore XT FD-M770
Rear Der. : Shimano Deore XT Shadow RD-772 SGS
Cable and Fittings: Nokon
Crankset : Shimano XTR FC-M970, 44-32-22T (175mm)
Bottom Bracket : included with crankset
Cassette : Shimano Deore XT CS-M770 (11-34T)
Chain : Shimano XTR CN-7701
Disc Brake Levers : Shimano Deore XT BL-M775
Disc Brake Calipers : Shimano Deore XT BR-M775
Disc Brake Rotors: Shimano Deore XT SM-RT78 (160mm)
Disc Brake Hose: Shimano SM-BH59
Headset : Chris King 1.5 NoThreadSet
Stem : Thomson Elite X4 Onepointfive (31.8mm)
Bar : Answer Protaper Carbon OS (31.8mm)
Grips : Odi Lock-On Ruffian
Seatpost : Thomson Masterpiece (31.6mm)
Seat : WTB Devo Carbon
Wheelset : Shimano Deore XT All Mountain M776
Tires : Continental UST Mountain King 2.4
Frame : I'm on the cusp of M/L frame size, and still debating. Fork: 90% sure I want a Lyric but... Shifters : Maybe XT. XTR has multi-release. Crankset : Maybe XT- nice simple attachment, stiff. Good a place as any to save 1/4 lb. though- XTRs are sweet, and very tempting. Disc Brakes : Servowave. Maybe Avid Ultimate/Elixir, maybe 180 front. I could save another 1/4 lb here, at a cost, but then- I could run XTR rotors and pads, and save weight, too. Headset : Preference is CK, but need to calculate geo. I'm thinking The Tracer's a 1.5, I'm buying a new fork anyway, building from scratch, might as well go with 1.5 for its advantages, if it is overkill. Stem : 1.5 stem options limited. Definitely running a short stem, this one's 45mm only, so- to be determined. Post : Setback or straight- to be determined. Pedals: I've always run Speedplay, but maybe Time.
Wish i was a messenger because i would have a pimped out collection of bags by now.....
For once in life i wish i was a chic due to the fact that they get all the sweet deals on here......
Chamonix, Morzine et Les Gets, Tignes, France: Bottle of red... bottle of white. Hey, it's expected here; it's natural, it's in the air. Enjoy yourself, but remember- if you're not an experienced randonneur, hire a licensed guide... and don't forget to tip.
Whistler, BC, Canada: The locals are totally cool with it, and Enforcement is relatively lax, too. Many here consider it a victimless crime. Also, check out the local bicycle trails.
Peru, Ecuador, Brazil: From the single track of Peru to the trails of Chapada Diamantina national park in Brazil to the quaint villages and the Andean Highlands of Ecuador. Soak in the local cultures, and enjoy some of the most stunningly diverse environments on earth. Bring plenty of sunscreen, apply liberally abroadside, and don't drink the water.
Great Rift Valley, Lake Malawi, Africa: Wander far afield, seeking exotic new adventure while enjoying the lush scenery and crystal lakes, and vibrant culture. Nothing kills the mood like deet, so bring a bug net.
Lake Garda, Italy: "Singletrack paradise", great vibe, not littered with chairlifts, cable cars and manmade downhill courses like the French Alps. If the narcissistic vacancy of Californian surf culture annoy you... you might not like it much better in Italian.
Ladakh, Kashmir: Experience the remote Himalayan region of Ladakh during an amazing 18 day romp through this fabled land. Avoid sabre-rattling Indian and Pakistani forces. Yes, those are thermo-nuclear warheads.
Croatia, Slovenia: From the enchanting medieval cities, turquoise waters and rugged coasts of the sun-blasted Adriatic Sea to the travertine lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice, and Črna na Koroškem, a concourse of seven valleys, spreading starrily under the magnificent Savinja Alps and the Karavanke. If this doesn't put you in the mood, nothing will. It's like The Garden of Eden, but... with landmines.
What sort of stuff do you ride?
...got me too as I wrote it. I mean, how else?
Beijing to HK via Trans Himalayas...
ALWAYS use protection!
bwaaahhhaaahhhaaahhhaaa!!!... no, really... I'm fine... bwaaahhhaaahhhaaahhhaaa!!!... stay safe mr.T, or... at least... semi-safe!!! bwaaahhhaaahhhaaahhhaaa!!!...
wait... no really... just give me a minute... bwaaahhhaaahhhaaahhhaaa!!!... okay, that's better...
I've been furiously sketching away at the new build spec, mr.T. Haven't done this in quite some time. I've been a little manic over it- obsessing. I spoke to my bro, and it looks like he's gonna hook me up with a real sweet deal, so of course, I've raised my sights a bit. I'm still ironing a few things out, but...
maybe ten. Let's see...6 pair on bikes. Yep, 4 in the drawer. If it helps, I am giving two pair over to my GF. For some odd reason, my two touring bikes have mtn.Campy and Suntour cranks. Won't stay that way though if I find a semi-safe place to ride abroad again. Not counting my NextGen RF cranks on me Heckler- they're splined (isis) and I toast those BB's so often. No reason to invest in ext.bearing BB, thru cranks- see below.
I can't let go of square tapers as long as I have such nice, super-enduring cranks. It would be blasphemy.
I'm sorry, I read that wrong. You said you have A DOZEN RF Turbine cranksets...!?!
How many bikes do you own, mr.T?
I have a pair of Turbine LPs, but... wait- you have half a dozen pairs?
Wow I had better get another job, this was my best day here.
New Sidi shoes - in white to boot :)
Plus Castelli gear, heck even those little gloves will make nice stocking stuffers. Thanks Chainlove!!
Close on the wheels CL. Thanks. But bring on the real-meal-deal! Cosmic carbone ultimates Puleeze.
No CK stuff whatsoever. Sorry man.
Got any New Chris King Bottom-Brackets for $60?