Where? Been trying to buy one for weeks.I just installed the 11spd tonight, xt 8000 shifter and rear derailleur. Noticeably light and looks well made. Install was pretty quick- need to dial it in and will report back after I ride it...
I was on EThirteen's notification list for the Helix R 12 and didn't get the notification. I just happened to be browsing their site and caught them in stock. You may or may not run into the same issue.Where? Been trying to buy one for weeks.
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No it was intergalatic, it is not pure purple you can see hints of blue on the teeth and towards the middle of the cogs is gold. Also my Sram NX derailleur was causing me some issues with my cassette so I got myself an Shimano XT shifter and SLX derailleur for the Helix R. Hope this works out when I get it installed."Eggplant" is the purple color, not Intergalactic. If yours is purple, you got the wrong cassette without the high-wear coating, so I'd raise a stink.
I just received a gray 9-50T version that I hope to install next week, just waiting on Light Bicycle wheels to arrive. I'll be using it on an otherwise full Shimano drivetrain with XT Shifter, XT Derailleur, SLX Crank, and XTR Chain. The cassette is beautiful and definitely light. I had my spare SLX M7100 10-51T laying around and it's a night and day weight different.
The intergalactic is not a pure blue, it has some rainbow shade to it. It can look blue in certain light, but those pics look like mine. This isn’t a clean cassette, but the purple hues show up here.No it was intergalatic, it is not pure purple you can see hints of blue on the teeth and towards the middle of the cogs is gold. Also my Sram NX derailleur was causing me some issues with my cassette so I got myself an Shimano XT shifter and SLX derailleur for the Helix R. Hope this works out when I get it installed. View attachment 1912753 View attachment 1912754
I have about 125 miles on mine now. Shifting under power has been very clean, major improvement over GX, often it’s instant and noiseless. However, I am having some ongoing issues with my GX shifter backing off cable tension occasionally after longer rowdy descents so I may upgrade there. That’s not new to this cassette, though, and not shockingly, the really crisp shifting is at proper tension. Probably time for a new cable.Well I'm looking forward to straightforward reviews on this product, particularly how it shifts under power.
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Yea I should add that we couldn’t get the two pieces together when my son installed his (the orange version is awesome). He needed some shop work anyway on a Zeb install so we punted and let them deal with it. There does seem to be some really fine tolerance on that first mating depending on the hub, then it will go after that.So got mine in and threw it on late last week. I have two rides on it so far.
I9 Hydra Hubs
New XX1 oil slick chain with install
Picked up the Gray one. Wanted intergalactic but didn't want to wait...lol. The gray is much lighter than the pics. Pretty hard to discern a difference from the outer portion at a distance.
Couple of things on install
I had a hard time getting the 2pc cassette to cam together. Thinking it might be tolerances in the hydra hub, I threw the road spacer behind it and it cammed together very easily. Took that back out and was able to get it to go together. Had a hard time getting the capscrew to line up but eventually muscled it till it lined up..
Added the new chain(old one was almost a link too long.)
I made a few barrel adjustments and it started shifting perfectly. No limit screw or gap adjustments required in my case.
Twenty miles or so on it now. Shifting performance is very good. It actually feels like a shimano setup now, very crisp, positive shifts, both under power and not.
Told my buddies it feels like an xt rear derailleur now(if you think that is a good thing)
Yes, I did replace my shift cable....lol.
I'd give it a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars, only downgrading for the difficulty I had getting it together.
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I had to really crank on it and finally got it to line up enough to fit. I have removed it a time or two to work on some things and it fits fine now. It was just really hard to get to line up and even seat together the first time, even with the bb tool and a chain whip. Since then, I can just cam it in place by hand and the hole for the set screw lines up. I'm on I9 hubs FWIW.I bought one (12 speed) and, for the first time ever, had to take a cassette to my LBS for them to install it. I use a Hope hub so, a spacer was used for the 42-50T cluster. That said, the mechanic can't get the set-screw to clear the slot machined in the cog. Tolerancing issues maybe?
From your pictures, I can't tell if the set-screw head is resting on the 36T cog or the cog's machined slot (semicircle) is over it. Any advice or comment on how to proceed? I've contacted ethirteen and currently await a response. Thanks!