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    For Those Using 12-speed Road Already...

    ...how's it holding up? Chain wear any worse than 10/11 spd? Is it staying in adjustment? Is the chainline driving you nuts? Noisier? More FD rub? Or is it all pretty much copacetic?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
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    I changed my bike with 2018 Chorus 11 over to the new Chorus 12, as soon as it became available in July. I liked it so well that a bought another groupset to change out my other bike with older Chorus 11.

    The front shifting is improved. The chainline is not an issue, but I don't use either of the two largest sprockets with the big ring. Even with 11 speed, you get a lot more chain noise using those sprockets.

    Campy's new maximum smoothness coated shift cables definitely improved the rear shifting on my frame with internally routed cables.

    Riding the steep foothills and mountains of Colorado, I opted for the new 48/32 crank and 11-34 cassette.

    It's too early to gauge chain life, but I don't expect much change. I'm also trying the new SRAM AXS chain, in addition to the Campy 12 chain. It's supposed to be SRAM's longest lasting chain.

    The standard bike chain is a #40 design with a maximum roller diameter of .306 inch. For some reason, SRAM decided to make their chain fit the #41 chain standard, that has the same 1/2 inch pitch, but a .3125 (5/16) inch maximum roller diameter. In theory, it won't work with other brands of chainrings or sprockets. It seems to work fine with Campy chainrings and sprockets.

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    I have something like 4000 km on Record 12, 52/36 and 11-29/32. Rear shifting is improved to my old SR 11. Chain life seems to be equal to 11 speed. I change now to preserve cassette life. Front gearing has one more click for full cross chaining. I don't mind.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    A thank you to kbwh and C40 for your experiences thus far with 12-spd road.

    Kinda surprised it’s only you two weighing in though. Thread is closing in on 400 views.

    Aka ‘The lurker is strong with RBR.’
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    Who cares about 12? 13 is the new thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmach View Post
    Who cares about 12? 13 is the new thing.
    I'm holding out for 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmach View Post
    Who cares about 12? 13 is the new thing.
    Rotor’s 13-spd MTB drivetrain? Eh, whatevs.
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    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


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