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Drivetrain & Pedals

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    2017 Sram GX Eagle Drivetrain

    The new Sram GX Eagle drivetrain is certainly competitive on price, but what about performance? We’ve been putting time...

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    Race Face Next SL G4 Cranks

    We think the Race Face Next SL G4 cranks may be the best trail cranks on the market right...

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    Update: SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain

    After a year on SRAM's X01 DH drivetrain we've run into some durability issues, and found some solutions to...

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    Race Face Chester Pedal

    We've been putting Race Face's new Chester composite pedal through the ringer, and so far we've been impressed.

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    2016 Canfield Crampon Mountain Pedals

    Canfield’s new Crampon Mountain pedals offer some exciting upgrades over our old favorites, the Crampon Ultimate.

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    Lindarets x Wolf Tooth GoatLink

    The Lindarets x Wolf Tooth GoatLink is a simple upgrade that improves performance and significantly reduces chainring wear on...

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    VP Components VX Adventure and VX Trail Pedals

    The VP Components VX Adventure and Trail pedals provide an affordable competitor to Shimano’s mainstays

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    Shimano XT 11-Speed Drivetrain

    Shimano’s new 11-speed XT drivetrain shows promise, but falls short of established 1x options.

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    2015 Race Face SixC Carbon Cinch Cranks

    The 2015 Race Face SixC Carbon Cinch Cranks are very impressive on multiple fronts.

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    MRP Wave Chainring

    The MRP Wave narrow / wide chainring features a unique design that offers some durability and performance benefits.

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    2015 SRAM X01 DH 7-Speed Drivetrain

    SRAM's X01 DH 7-Speed Drivetrain offers the best available performance, but there are other factors to consider, too.

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    Wolf Tooth DropStop (V2) 32T Chainring

    The redesigned Wolf Tooth narrow/wide chainring is the best option we've tested for 1x drivetrains.

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    SRAM GX 1×11 Drivetrain

    The SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain is now the most affordable 1x11 drivetrain available for anyone looking to ditch their...

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    Wolf Tooth Components GCX 42T Replacement Cog

    The Wolf Tooth Components GCX 42T cog is an affordable solution for worn out cassettes, and makes 1x11...

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    Race Face Next SL Crankset

    The Race Face Next SL Crankset leads its class in weight, and delivers stiffness and durability to match.

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    Wolf Tooth GC 42t Cassette Cog

    The Wolf Tooth GC 42 cassette cog boosts the gear range of a 1x10 drivetrain at a fraction of...

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    SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 2

    SRAM’s new X1 is lighter, cleaner, and shifts better than 2x10 systems, and it’s currently the most affordable 11-speed...

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    SRAM X1 Drivetrain, Part 1

    SRAM’s new X1 group isn’t just another 1x11 drivetrain, it’s a system poised to impact the whole industry. Here’s...

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    eThirteen TRS+ Race Cranks

    eThirteen’s TRS+ Race cranks are a great option for the 5-6” travel segment, but will also work well on...

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    Xpedo Spry Flat Pedals

    The Xpedo Spry are some of the lighter and more affordable flat pedals on the market, but are they...

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