Sram Apex

mroli
mroli Posts: 3,622
edited April 2010 in Road buying advice
Fudges have it on sale for pre-order in July:

http://www.fudgescyclestore.com/index.php?p=107020

£399 obv very good with discount from RRP - but, wouldn't you just pay the extra £30 and get the Rival? Unless the wide range of gearing is so wide that it makes it worth it....

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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,521
    11-32 rear cassette according to cycling plus
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • KillerMetre
    KillerMetre Posts: 199
    gsk82 wrote:
    11-32 rear cassette according to cycling plus

    I'm sorry but no one needs gearing that low.SHAMEFUL I say!
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,521
    gsk82 wrote:
    11-32 rear cassette according to cycling plus

    I'm sorry but no one needs gearing that low.SHAMEFUL I say!

    no need to apologise, i won't be buying one. i agree with you, it gets to the stage were changing down any further just makes things so much harder
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • PeterBL
    PeterBL Posts: 209
    gsk82 wrote:
    11-32 rear cassette according to cycling plus

    Who wants jumps like that on a road bike? I you need those low gears, get a triple.
  • mroli
    mroli Posts: 3,622
    I think that you are missing the whole point of Apex PeterBL - the idea is that you get a triple's gearing on a double, saving you weight and hassle.

    The other point is that you don't have to ride with an 11-32, you could get an 11-26, but you have the option to go low down if you are a weaker rider or riding VERY hilly terrain. The flexibility is great (I think), but the cost is about £50 too much.
  • bobtbuilder
    bobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    mroli wrote:
    I think that you are missing the whole point of Apex PeterBL - the idea is that you get a triple's gearing on a double, saving you weight and hassle.

    The other point is that you don't have to ride with an 11-32, you could get an 11-26, but you have the option to go low down if you are a weaker rider or riding VERY hilly terrain. The flexibility is great (I think), but the cost is about £50 too much.

    OK - you get a low gear for weaker riders or those wishing to ride up walls, but you are going to get either huge jumps between gears which will be horrible to ride or no big gears at all.
  • Spatulala
    Spatulala Posts: 291
    What have they downgraded to make Apex the entry level compared to Rival? As regards big jumps between ratios, I guess it'll be tough to judge without trying. One magazine I read suggested they'd got it right for that particular reviewer.