Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NAHBS 2010! Driven NRZ

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!!!!!

Detail Shots.
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.

1 comment:

  1. This is some great stuff. I have been riding on it for a bit over a year now, and love it. Lite responsive and easy to use. I hope that you got a chance to ride on it. It is a nice change from the big boys in the industry...