Hoolie Ghoulie on Strava.
This is not helpful to me, when 3 weeks ago I drove 12 hours from Oakland CA to Tucson AZ to ride with a friend living down there. Covid kept me from flying. When on EPIC Mt Trip, you dont want your equipment to fail on you. That is why I always try to buy bulletproof parts for my bikes. Its the bike trips. Anyone can get home from local trailhead and fix their bike, but the real inconvenience is if you travel to Moab, or Tahoe, or Downieville, or Oakridge OR, and ONE bike component fails you, even though you meticulously maintain your bike. This POS shifter failed me in Ft Bragg CA, the first time, which is 3 1/2 hours away from home. It was overnight bike trip. A local rider loaned me a SRAM 12 speed shifter, and let me mail it back to him a week later, after I received a temporary DEORE SLX shifter, rush ordered from Jenson, which I sold after receiving my warranty XT shifter, which broke a few months later (2nd one to break). Maybe I should keep this 2nd broken one until just shy of 2 year mark, and see if I get it replaced by NEXT generation shifter that works. Hmmmm. Processing.A glimmer of good news: XT is warranted for 2 years, not 1. (XTR gets a 3 year warranty.)
NOTE: thanks to all on this thread! Good info.