James C.wrote a question about Niner BSB 9 RDO Cyclocross Frameset - 2015 on May 20, 2016
What is the weight of the frame and fork?
What is the weight of the frame and fork?
Is it possible for me to use my PF30 SRAM RED 22 crankset on this Bottom Bracket? Will this Bottom Bracket work on a road bike with BSA?
SRAM makes a 162.5mm arm length of this crank. Would Competitive Cyclist be able to order one?
There seems to be a standard size and adjustable size for this helmet. Which one is it? Also, the size indicated for this product (size small 53-56cm) does not appear on the size chart
My bike has a SRAM PF30 BB. Will this crank fit my BB? Also, will the SRAM 50/34 chain-rings fit on this crank, or do I have to use Rotor chain-rings?
I would like to confirm that the Shimano 105 PD-5800 Pedals come with SM-SH11 floating cleats (the ones with the Yellow wear tabs)
Overall, it's a good deal if this sale price is permanent or if there will be more discounts in the future. As you can see from the photo, there's already a small tear after going through a few wash cycles. It's very small and does not affect performance of the bib, so I'm still giving it four stars. Most importantly, the chamois is quite well made, and comfortable on long rides lasting about 5+ hours. I should have waited a month more before purchasing mine though, because this product is now $10 cheaper than what I paid for.
Do these come with cables? Also, will these SRAM TT shifters work with my Shimano Ultegra 6800 rear and front derailleurs?
I am interested in using this watch for cycling. Can it display current speed up to 60 miles per hour?
I'm interested in using this for bicycling. Will it be able to display current speed up to 60 miles per hour (i.e. if I'm descending)?
These shoes are very light. I think they are about 200g lighter than higher end Shimano shoes at triple the cost. The Mavic's sole is also very stiff without being uncomfortable. The toe box is a bit narrow, and consequently the fit is a bit snug. I like this style of fit though, because the velcro straps does not cover the entire soft velcro area. There's about 1 cm of exposed unconnected velcro "loop." This means that, as the fabric stretches a little over time, the velcro straps-the "hook" side-will eventually cover the entire loop side with a well broken in fit. It may take anywhere from 1-3 years for this to happen depending on how much one rides and in which climate. Therefore, I would not need to replace these shoes so soon. The toe box will appear a little pointy though, and some people may not like that look or slightly tight feel in that area. The ratcheting strap is very secure, which is important if you're a racer.
Mid December 2014:
I love the idea of a single chainring, but I lost my confidence in SRAM's quality control. As I was installing the chainring, one of the bolts broke off before reaching the torque requirement. The other 4 bolts were fine, which includes the heavier steel bolt that fit under the crank arm. The durability of the non-steel bolts is questionable. The photo shows the broken bolts, and also appear to be an abstraction of my facial expression at the moment of the brake. There are two bolts and a washer that join each chainring-hole. I probably just had bad luck and received a defective unit. I hope I will get an exchange, because I like the concept of a single chainring crank for a multi-speed drive-train. Please advise; I already tried calling SRAM.
Update January 2015:
First and foremost, special thanks to Competitive Cyclist for their superb customer service. They sent me a replacement crank, and it arrived in just one day from their shipping date. I completed the joining of the chainring to the crank, and put it through a few hundred miles so far. It performs flawlessly even without a chain catcher, but keep in mind that I am only using it on the road. I am sold on the single chainring system. I only need to adjust my gear ratio one cog at a time when climbing instead of readjusting my ratio after downshifting to the smaller chainring if I still had my old standard 2x crankset.
Needless to say, others on the club rides are intrigued by my 1x drive-train, and some have even mused that they may convert as well. One cyclo-cross friend is definitely sold on the idea. I will gladly refer them to competitiveCyclist, because they have the best prices on the SRAM CX grouppo. The excellent customer service and proximity to Las Vegas are a big plus as well, and as a result I changed my overall rating to 4 stars.
will my 10-speed SRAM chain work on the CX1 crank?
On the drop down option the 52t is listed with the 110mm BDC; while on the description it is listed with 130mm Bolt Circle Diameter. Which one is it? Also can this chainring fit on to the SRAM Force CX1 crankset?
what are the gear/cog numbers for the 11-32?
Will this work for 10 speed SRAM Red or the other SRAM road groups?
The fabric and weaving is top notch, and the replica graphics look almost identical to what the pros actually wear. Unfortunately, the fit runs slightly big in a strange manner for a European company. I usually fit perfectly into a size Small in Santini's, which was the maker for Orica's previous kit, and I was hoping for a similar fit with this Jersey made by Craft, which is Swiss I believe; however, the pro-style neck is too big, the chest and armpits are snug, which is okay, but the stomach and shoulder areas are a bit relaxed. These are strange specs. Was craft expecting consumers to be small chested with big shoulders and a beer belly?!? As a replica Jersey of a pro-team, I was expecting a racing-cut, as in slim, but it turned out to be a strange club-cut.
The compression is minimal, which I prefer. The fit is true to size. The chamois padding is almost pro: light, firm, thick and comfortable for long rides. The bib stretches well in the area needed when one needs to go #1.
The pros: many pockets, and even one on the forearm; Gore-Tex Pro fabric; light weight; helmet compatible hood; armpit vents; sized with enough room to wear over your layers, but not baggy.
The cons: My main disappointment is that the front zipper is not a two way design. This jacket could make one a bit clumsy if used for a technical climb requiring a harness. The new version from Marmot may now incorporate the two way zipper, but this is the discontinued model lacking that feature. I find this surprising for a product at the MSRP of $549.95, but Marmot has always been a little behind with their technical shells compared to Outdoor Research, Mammut, Mountain Hardwear or any of the other major brands for that matter. Stick to Marmot for their sleeping bags, but they need to catch up on their apparel.
I also find the visual aesthetic of the Cerro Torre Jacket to be outdated compared to the other major brands; however, I didn't take off another star for this, because such a characteristic depends, at least consciously, on each individual.
I initially ordered a different jacket (a cool Outdoor Research model), but somehow it actually did not exist in their inventory after my credit card was charged. To compensate the Backcountry staff and I agreed on the Marmot Cerro Torre Jacket to replace the missing OR item. I needed a shell jacket for a glaciated route up Mt. Shasta, but I still had to cancel due the late delivery; however, I appreciate the professionalism and wonderful gesture of the Backcountry staff.
Special Thanks to you all.