So it's all coming together here before the show.
The big surprise is the Driven NRZ road group that was sent over from our friends at Sunrace/Sturmey Archer. Boy is this some nice equipment. I have some pictures that Jim my build-kit assembler has taken. Let's get his take too. "I can see this being competitive with the Dura-Ace or for the cynics Ultegra for sure. Looks to be top shelf all the way. A nice alternative to the ever increasing price tags on the usual fare. A budget conscious racer would appear to be well served on this kit. We'll see for sure if I can sneak this on to my bike after the show!"
Until that happens this NRZ kit will be residing on one of the Cambridge Bicycles cyclo-cross team frames. This is going to look sharp. Exciting stuff!!!!!
Cranks and rear derailleur.
This is a very trick cassette. SRAM-esque with the unit machined as two pieces but out of 7075 aluminium with a ceramic coating for wear protection. Two top cogs together and the remaining eight cogs are impressively light and an amazing bit of machining.