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    Jim Pena, Test Rider, Encinitas, CA

I rode real MTB rides last week, …not the rides on the road that I had originally done.  This thing is COOL.  Not sure I can ever go back to front rings and derailleurr …the concept is a home run.

Things that I love:

  • Simple, clean look
  • No rings
  • No constant adjusting of the front derailleur
  • No noise from above issue
  • More ground clearance
  • Ability to actually use all the rear gears with this:
    • Conventionally, I never do, as I am always aware of only using a few rear gears with the small and large chain rings, etc.
  • Shorter chain
  • Less work for the rear derailleur
  • Shifting under load
  • If I make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world…
    • For example, if I accidentally shift into a big chainring (conventional) on a steep climb, I am screwed… Usually bog down and can correct back in time. With this, I just instantly (and under load) go back and all is well

Love going downhill and changing the front range without pedaling…Just having it ready to go, once I do start…very cool…loving it.

-Jim Pena
Test Rider, Encinitas, CA

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