It’s the End of the Drivetrain as We Know It (And We Feel…)

There's been a lot of news surrounding mountain bike drivetrains recently. We dive into the details.

In this episode, Matt and Jeff talk about the latest mountain bike drivetrain developments from electronic shifting to Eagle Transmission.

  • What are the advantages of electronic shifting? What are the disadvantages?
  • How does the new SRAM Eagle Transmission wireless electronic drivetrain compare to AXS?
  • What’s the deal with dropouts? Is UDH going to be the standard?
  • How have consumers and readers responded to the Eagle Transmission news?
  • How do you think Shimano will respond?

We’ll also recap some of the latest mountain bike trail and gear news at the top of the show.

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