From what I can see SRAM does not make a XO front derailleur. Does SRAM have any plans to release an XO Front Derailleur? Maybe in '08?
Its no rumor..SRAM is working on an XO FD, I was told that its still not passed R/D..MartinsMental said:Yeah really, this sounds like complete and total Bull. I hate rumors....
Let's get some legitimate sources MountainForce!
Ok, that works...I guess. When did they say it would be out (Approximately)?Jake Pay said:Its no rumor..SRAM is working on an XO FD, I was told that its still not passed R/D..
Giving up my personal source would destroy a new found friendship..I will say that certain people at SRAM do read this Forum and use it in a positive way to improve there offerings..The 07' X9 RD and shifter was redesigned from the comments made here by us, the consumer..
PS. Sorry, thats all I can give up..
The ETA is up in the air still, but Interbike (edit: 08') is the target showing..When it comes out you'll owe me a beer and a shot of Jack :thumbsup:MartinsMental said:Ok, that works...I guess. When did they say it would be out (Approximately)?
No offense to you Jake but the whole, "I have a friend at SRAM" is great and all but it's not definitive and does nothing to confirm an X.O. FD. so it's basically just more rumors and heresay.
Again, no offense, and I don't want to sound all bitter but the rumor mill on MTBR is absolutely out of control and threads like this contribute to the madness.
Also, I would think that the new X.9 shifter re-design was driven by their big buying OEM accounts and their hundreds of millions in buying power, not the MTBR crowd and the few people that visit this board. But who knows, maybe we have more power than we think?:skep:
I don't know about everyone else, but I like the item seperation. Groups/kits would be a major step forward, however I don't see why one kit can not include items from the likes of SRAM, TruVativ and Avid. I am not a big fan of mixing and matching; while there is nothing that says I can not use a XTR front derailleur with X.0 everything else, I would rather have matching components. SRAM really needs to get up to speed and provide kits. As far as cassettes and chains are concerned, again, there isn't an X.0 but at least there is a high end rival. I purchased the PG990 cassette with the PC991 hollow pin chain, pretty high in SRAM world. Ideally, I would have a PG990 cassette, PC991 hollow pin chain, X.0 Front & Rear Derailleurs, X.0 Trigger Shifters, TruVativ Team Carbon crank/bb, Avid Speed Dial SL brake levers and Avid Single Digit SL V-Brakes. There are occasionally kits of this nature on eBay, but there is no X.0 front derailleur. Many bike shops can order "X.0 Series Kits" which include nearly everything I have listed but have X-Gen front derailleurs and usually Avid Juicy Ultimate Hydraulic Disk Brakes.DMFT said:- You HAD Shimano on the ropes, then came 07' XTR. You likely STILL have them on the ropes in regards to the entry level OEM spec bikes. It's time to step up to the plate for the high-end, it's actually WAY PAST time to step up to the high-end.
Where are the XO Cassettes? XO Chains?? XO Front Ders.??? XO Cranksets????
There is no "Group." "Groups" sell. "Groups" work together.
People want "Force" quality & attn. to details, NOT Truvativ & PG-whatever.
- P.S. : Loose the Carbon Der. cage. It's fragile.... Remember Sea Otter 06'???
NOT "flame-bait" but from a shop guy that likes riding & selling nice things.
At present its still in R/D..MartinsMental said:Soooo... about that "X.O Front Der"....
Despite the rumors, doesn't look like it'll happen anytime soon.
The rumor mill shatters hearts yet again...
Jake??? You got some 'splainin to do.