Super stoked to finally get my hands on my new groupset. It's an Acros A-ge 1x11 hydraulic groupset. It was only sold for a short amount of time and I don't think many were sold. Weight without hydraulic fluids is 305 grams.
Never heard of them before, I'll be interested top know how well it works, does it have a clutch?
According to bikerumor: "It also gets a elastomer damping system inside the pulley cage pivot to keep the chain from bouncing. Not exactly a clutch, but same idea. The wound spring that’s visible here is the tension spring."
Shame that Acros couldn’t make this work commercially*, it looks neat. Seems like the cost was something like $2300 about 10 years ago for the 2x11 setup. Front derailleur currently available on Amazon for $1511.99
Stil haven't gotten round to fitting the Acros groupset unfortunately. I did manage to setup the new wheels tubeless. It required a huge compressor and a lot of vaseline, but in the end I got it done. I used fatty stripper tape on one wheel and Stans Tesa tape on the other, to see which will work best.
I also added a bike to my stable. At the moment I only use it to bring the kids to school, but I am hoping to do some bigger tours on it in spring / summer.
Decided to upgrade some of the parts on the bike. For that purpose I bought a donor bike. Thinking of using the groupset and the headset.
Well jealous, would love a big dummy. Great colour too. Bloke round my way has one that he has e-biked up, looks amazing.
Over the last month I made quite a few changes to the Surly.
Tires: tubeless Hutchinson Python tires.
Crankset: XTR 970
Headset: Chris King
Front rack: Old Man Mountain with Witslingers bags
Seat post clamp: Salsa
I still need to fit the shifters and derailleurs from the GT.
Also thinking of bying a Discord Creemee stem in silver.
New wheel day. Bring on the snow! Also fitted a Thomson post, to see how the bike would look with more silver. Not really feeling it though.
Old post looks better yeah. Where are you, any chance of snow or just like big tyres?
Where I live we don’t get much snow. But I plan on taking it with me on a ski trip in March.
First ride with the new wheels/tires yesterday was a blast. Grip is superb and so is comfort.
We finally got some dry and sunny weather in the Netherlands. Seems like forever when that last happened.
New handelbar day
This bike is wild, what arez the bars like?
Whiskey Parts Milhouse carbon
Yes, sorry i meant what are they like in use?
They feel unlike anything I have tried so far on this bike. Which is saying something, because this is already my fourth handlebar so far (before MCFK, Jones H-Bar carbon, Groovy Luv Handles).
The angles feel very similar to the Luv Handles, which is great because I really liked those. They are much wider than anything I have used so far though. Combined with the 'riser' bit, they have a pretty big impact on the handling of the bike. Not sure yet if it is an improvement.
New wheel day. Almost anyway. Let there be light.
First time for me on a 'funpark' style track. Scary as hell, but after three runs I started to get to get the hang of it.
Went camping with my kid. I was able to pack everything I needed and then some. Love this bike!
In addition to XTR 970 and 9000, I now have 980 in my stable.
oo yes big fan
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