10 October 2011
Proof that bicycle components are lamentably fragile, that's what.
And I was nearly stopped, too, with one foot down and turning to get out of going down an unhelpful bit of bike path in a park. Not a high stress situation.
09 October 2011
Partially because I want to be able to run 12-36 cassettes, and if I'm going to do that—which implies a "mountain", in this case X9, rear derailleur—I thought I might as well move the rest of the drive train up the food chain one notch to SRAM's Rival, instead of Apex, components. Probably not a huge improvement in quality but that little bit tougher can be a good thing.