Mountain Bike Drivetrain Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB NX Eagle Drivetrain 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB NX Eagle Drivetrain 2019
SRAM MTB NX Eagle Drivetrain

It feels like only yesterday that the Eagle first landed amidst cries of derision that nobody needed 12 gears and that 50t cassettes were ridiculous. At the time the price was pretty ridiculous too, perhaps similar to the latest release of AXS, but over a pretty short period of time, the Eagle has landed at progressively lower price points. The…

Drivetrain
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain 2019
BOX Components Box 2 Drivetrain

The man behind Box Components, Toby Henderson, became a racing legend on downhill bikes and BMX’s and is now well on track to legendary status in the world of bike components. Still a fairly small and fresh company, Box isn’t afraid to take on some formidable competition and are impressively confident that there is room for a third player in…

Drivetrain
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components PushPush Shifter and Box One Rear Mech 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - BOX Components PushPush Shifter and Box One Rear Mech 2017
BOX Components PushPush Shifter and Box One Rear Mech

Choice. Choice can only be a good thing yeah? In the world of mountain bike drivetrains and derailleurs, we have a choice, just as long as it's one of two, and it starts with the letter S, but is that all? Surely we should be demanding more options for changing gears. It has been a long time coming, but Box…

Drivetrain
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB GX Eagle 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB GX Eagle 2017
SRAM MTB GX Eagle

Before Eagle even made its first squawk, there were rumours of its arrival. There was the talk of a 12-speed drivetrain with a huge range of gears, and a dinner plate sized cassette. For many, this was laughed off as a hoax, while others, already enjoying the freedom of a one-by drivetrain held on in hope. When the Eagle did…

Drivetrain
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - KORE Components Stronghold Chainring 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - KORE Components Stronghold Chainring 2016
KORE Components Stronghold Chainring

Ever since the mighty SRAM first introduced the narrow/wide chainring a few years ago, the idea has not just gained a few followers, but has taken a complete hold over the mountain bike industry to the point where many of us have resigned our front derailleurs to the scrap heap. Initial claims of completely eliminating dropped chains and therefore the…

Drivetrain
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Deore Double M545  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Deore Double M545  2010
Shimano Deore Double M545

Weight: 1130 Grams (complete with bottom bracket) The Deore range from Shimano has always provided excellent quality at a great price. Whilst the cranks lack the bold good looks of the SLX set they are by no means ugly! The bash guide is identical to the one on its bigger brother so the real difference here is the crank arms…

Drivetrain
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Gamut Dual Ring P30  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Gamut Dual Ring P30  2010
Gamut Dual Ring P30

Weight 160 Grams (complete) When you open up the box for the P30 bash ring and chain guide you’ll be surprised to find there isn’t much in it. Simplicity is something that Gamut have gone for here and it certainly shows. The bash ring is machined to save on weight rather than being a solid lump. The machining has been…

Drivetrain
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur  2010
Shimano SLX Compact Front Derailleur

Weight: 160 Grams A specific front derailleur for double and bash set-ups, the perfect match for your SLX Double and Bash in fact. Of course you can just wind up the limit screw on a triple chainset derailleur, so you might ask what is the point of this? When you run a double set up you tend to use more…

Drivetrain
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665  2010
Shimano SLX Double Crankset M665

Weight: 1010 Grams (complete with bottom bracket) The M665 Double Chainset is one of the most popular double and bash set-ups on the market. It offers excellent value considering the entire chainset including the BB bearings and cranks can be bought for less than some other brands sell a bash ring and a chain guide! Although not super light, the…

Drivetrain
2010
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