Holy shit/Bike Shop lulz

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liquify
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Yeah, was much confused with that set of photos.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:23
motorbacon
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Sorry

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:33
Rusty Piton
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So SRAM fucked up all of their brakes?
Shocking.

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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:43
Endpoint
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They made hoses with the wrong caliper end fitting on them just said yolo and “fixed” it by shipping with the wrong banjo fitting on the caliper?

So the hold up now is the don’t have the correct fittings to ship out? Or is the whole caliper borked?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:00
motorbacon
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That. And Ibis is now stuck with A LOT of Rival kitted Hakka MX frames that can’t be shipped out.

SRAM is sending me a complete shifter/brake set instead of a hose/diaphragm/correct elbow for the caliper.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:42
ThurberMingus
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Classic SRAM.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:03
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Why any OEM continues to gets in bed with SRAM is beyond me. The big guys dropped them like a hot potato after BrakeGate.

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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:12
sparksflyhigh
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I'm curious how much, if any, profit the sram brake generate for them. Given the tremendous number of warranty replacements and the shop labor they're comping, I wouldn't be surprised if the brakes lose them money.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:38
sparksflyhigh
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(Reply to #12759)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Why any OEM continues to gets in bed with SRAM is beyond me. The big guys dropped them like a hot potato after BrakeGate.

Which are the "big guys" to which you refer? I know specialized and giant spec a lot of bikes with them. Also, which one is brakegate? I feel like its been a long parade of incompetence and negligence that encompasses most of their models for years

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Trek and Specialized both cut their SRAM SKUs dramatically following the recall of the SRAM hydroshakes. I suspect that the prospect of sitting on a few million dollars worth of unsellable bikes for the better part of a year will force your hand. SRAM is starting to trickle back onto bikes over the past year, especially with the 1x fad in full swing and Shimano burying their head in the sand.

To be clear, I am speaking exclusively of the hydroshakes. SRAM brakes still defile mountain bikes every day.

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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:14
ThurberMingus
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Despite their mountain brakes being consistently shitty and needing service/replacement in the first year.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:27
motorbacon
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Talked to my tech rep and SRAM recognizes it’s safer and less expensive to replace rather than send replacement parts and comp more labor.

OEM dropbar - only 1x hydro shake option without left shifty bits is sram
Ibis now specs Shimano brakes on all mtb builds, including XO1 and XX1
Cannondale MTB are mostly all Shimano.
Jamis is Shimano

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:03
motorbacon
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(Reply to #12763)

ThurberMingus wrote:
Despite their mountain brakes being consistently shitty and needing service/replacement in the first year.

Too large of a piston in too small of bore. Here’s a new one: I’ve warrantied 4 eTap danglers for premature pivot wear. They would not shift if the chainline were remotely straight.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:13
Tail Hook Lengthener
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You're the second person I've seen or heard talk about prematurely worn pivots on eTap derailleurs. It also explains some problems I have run into, but didn't solve.

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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:17
NOVELTYNAME
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How many bikes are sold a year? Srs q

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:45
Face
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We gotta define bike first. Counting department store junk? Frames? Used?

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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:23
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Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:55
drwelby
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SRAM has had an ad running for a disc brake engineer for at least 6 months. I wonder if they're trying to poach someone who knows what they're doing, or if everyone who might apply knows what they'd be walking into.

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:02
sparksflyhigh
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I applied for that lol. They were very rigid about wanting someone with at least x years of experience in design so you're probably right.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:21
NOVELTYNAME
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19.8 million Bikes in 2010

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Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:33
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Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:55

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