Thursday, December 21, 2006

Why yes....I am a sprinter....

So cyclingnews reviewed SRAM new force group an is spreading the gospel of the BJM inspired "sprint position":

"the touted "sprint" position definitely works as advertised, and allows for upshifts under full power when hammering in the drops. Casual riders likely won't care much about this feature, but it could prove to be a decisive advantage for racers who frequently find themselves towards the front of the pack as the finish line looms."

I got my introduction to Force and the sprint position at the SRAM tent during last years Sea Otter Classic. Helping me with the demo was "Sven" (not his real name, but he was about 6' 4" and was from Sram Norway) who asked me the loaded question (insert Arnold accent) "Are you a sprinter?" .... what was I going to answer, no? Should have said "No Sven, I cant climb OR sprint and you would crush me on the sat. am ride?"
Will SRAM become the SUV of cycling with everyone pimping out their rides with Force levers and 55 tooth large chainrings to prove they are ready for the "big sprint"? Inquiring minds want to know...well maybe not...but I would find it amusing.



Blogger Olaf Vanderhoot said...

mmm ... now i wanna try.

4:43 PM  

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