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“I don’t think anyone is riding SRAM unless they’re paid to, or forced by their sponsor”: Phil Gaimon calls Jumbo-Visma dropping Shimano a “marginal loss” + more on the live blog

"I don't think anyone is riding SRAM unless they're paid to, or forced by their sponsor": Phil Gaimon calls Jumbo-Visma dropping Shimano a "marginal loss" + more on the live blog

TdF Jumbo Visma vittoria shimano As Ryan shared on yesterday’s live blog , the off-season news from the Netherlands (yep, it’s that time of year…

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TdF Jumbo Visma vittoria shimano As Ryan shared on yesterday’s live blog , the off-season news from the Netherlands (yep, it’s that time of year when we’ve got to make something out everything other than actual bike racing) is that Jumbo-Visma are dropping Shimano for next season after SRAM made the team an offer the Japanese manufacturer was unwilling to match… No gun to the head here (as far as we’re aware…), just cold hard cash… probably. Retired pro turned KOM hunter Phil Gaimon had something to say about the move, calling it a "marginal loss", one he joked he’d like to see the UCI implement for all teams who get too dominant. ‘Sorry, Annemiek, you’re on Apex next year…’ I don’t think anyone is riding sram unless they’re paid to, or forced by their bike sponsor. If a team is buying parts and can afford to choose, it’s shimano. https://t.co/EZeNwddGOO (link is external) Before saying there’s a 5-10 watt difference between SRAM and Shimano… Something some questioned… Doesn’t that graph show only a 1.9w difference between Sram AXS and Shimano 11s? Also, it doesn’t have the newer 12s Shimano chain, which anecdotally you’d expect to be a touch slower due to the tighter tolerances. The Force 12-speed chain is losing .64W to the Dura-Ace 11-speed chain at hour 13. The major losses on a SRAM drivetrain are only observed in the 10t cog due to increased articulation. I do wish they had 11-XXt cassettes, but the 10t is […]

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