Box Prime 9 groupset

Discussion in 'Drive Trains' started by Bluesrider, Apr 15, 2020.



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  1. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    2019 Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    I am interested in the new Box Prime 9 groupset. I like the idea of fewer gears yet same range for the most part as a 11 or 12 speed. The concept makes sense to eliminate the gears we normally skip just to get to the gear we want. I know when I ride(has been forever) I don't ever shift my 11 speed one individual gear at a time. Whether shifting up or down the cassette. Would like to try before I buy, but curious if anyone has ridden this groupset.
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Those are some big jumps in the middle of the cassette. Not sure I’d be happy with those limited gears.
     
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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    :eek:
     
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  4. evdog

    evdog iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Isn't that 9 times as many gears as you normally ride with? :Roflmao
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    yea, but the big jumps between the available gears would have me searching for the Goldilocks gear.
     
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  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I'm with J. I am right at the limit with the jumps on an Eagle cassette. I don't mind it, but I hunt for gears on occasion, especially in a race situation.
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Are you new here? I vaguely remember someone named you...
    Go with the new XT Groupo I like the gear cessation. Also shifts under power which is pretty cool! Welcome to imtbtrails! :rolleyes::p
     
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  8. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    TODD!

    Where have you been man?

    Box stuff has big jumps, big clunks, but it works. I'll stick with XT thank you.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    From what I can tell, that is the entire life of a Singlespeed rider. All they talk about is tooth count and gear inches. I've never heard a Singlespeed rider satisfied with his gear choice. Oh yeah, but it makes riding so simple! I forgot! :facepalm: ;)

    But yeah, I'd steer away from Box based on reviews.
     
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  10. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    It’s much simpler....stand, sit, walk. With those 3 gears I can get up anything.
     
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    This was perfect and wish I could like it a dozen more times, ha hah hah!
     
  12. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    2019 Santa Cruz Hightower LT

    I’m out in the mountains somewhere, just not riding,mostly climbing. Now healing from said climbing, after almost ripping my arm off. Be back soon
     
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  13. Bluesrider

    Bluesrider Member

    Location:
    Newbury Park Ca.
    Name:
    Todd
    Current Bike:
    2019 Santa Cruz Hightower LT
    Thanks everyone for input. Building new bike right now and gonna stick with my old 1x11, it still works.
     
  14. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Dafuq, Todd, you know C19 lives on rock for days. Not the first thing on your mind when you're gripped or your arm is being ripped off. Stay safe, bud.
     
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