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EB15: e*Thirteen 10 and 11 Speed Wide Range Cassettes Shipping Soon Plus New Carbon Rims

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Some of the biggest news out of Sea Otter was the introduction of e*thirteen’s wide range cassettes. Not only would there be another option for true wide range performance other than the mighty SRAM, but e*thirteen will also be offering the technology for 10 speed drive trains as well…

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Other than the finish, the technology hasn’t changed much since we saw the cassette last. Both the 10 and 11 speed cassettes use the XD free hub body with a two piece design. The first piece locks onto the free hub body with a threaded lockring like the ones used on their crank spiders. The second piece then locks onto the first with a detent system that guarantees it won’t come loose.

The larger cogs are all machined from aluminum, while the first seven are machined out of steel. The two cassettes share the same seven speed cluster, so technically you could upgrade to 11 speed by purchasing a new aluminum section. Gearing is set for 9-42 on the 10 speed, and 9-44 for 11. The cassettes are in a pilot run currently, with full production expected by October to the end of the year.

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New for the wheel department is a hookless carbon rim that is 27 mm internally wide for both the LG1R and TRS+. While the two rims are the same width and dimensions, the side walls are different thicknesses based on their use for Enduro or DH.

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Coming in at 1885 g for the LG1R, the rims aren’t meant to be silly light, but durable in the long run. The LG1R will be available in 650b only. Both wheels will have six different decal sets available to match popular paint schemes.

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The wheels will ship with e*thirteen’s aluminum valves and new tubeless tape which they found to be slightly better than the previous version at stretching to fill the rim cavity. e*thirteen’s Tire Plasma should finally be available soon as well plus it will also be available in single use packs.

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Remember that new Evil Insurgent that only has the two lower bolt holes for the ISCG mounting pattern? We have a feeling that this new lower only LG1 Guide was designed with it specifically in mind. For that bike or any bike where the upper guide isn’t needed, the lower only guide is an easy choice.

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The LG1 Lower is part of an entirely new range of chain guides with new rollers and upper guides with tool free openings to remove the chain.

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Finally, e*thirteen’s LG1R and TRSr carbon cranks are in final testing and should be available soon. Available in both Standard and Boost sizing, the difference is in the spider only so the crankset can be switched back and forth. Each crank also sees an updated APS adjuster that will make it easier to dial in bottom bracket preload.

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Jonathan Biddle
7 years ago

Wow, e13 on a roll recently!

WV Cycling
WV Cycling
7 years ago

I look at those cassettes, and it reminds me of the department store bikes of the early 90’s, or the funky six and seven speed cassettes from the late 70’s on Sears road bikes.

Lyle
Lyle
7 years ago

Shaun Palmer in a nutcracker vest!

James
James
7 years ago

Looks like a nice retro mtb celebrity sighting in the wheel photo!

ParisLeBon
ParisLeBon
7 years ago

How much is the cassette? I bet something like 150-200. Why would anybody buy it instead than xt8000 drivetrail for 250?

gbcoke
gbcoke
7 years ago

it will be around 300usd msrp and comparing it to shimano is kinda missing the point.its lighter by more than 100gr and the 9-44 range is much (much) wider than 11-42.it may not be for everyone,but the msrp is acceptable for what you get.

Eric Hansen
Eric Hansen
7 years ago

I have two bikes with e.13 cranks and I love both.

elvis
elvis
7 years ago

@gbcoke – my xt 8000 weighs in at 410g and my xtr 9000 comes in at ~330g. granted both are 11-40 but it seems unlikely that this will be over 100g lighter?

ParisLeBon
ParisLeBon
7 years ago

I bet it may suit some people, but I can’t imagine how wide is the gap between gears.
Then again, it is a lifestyle product.

J N H
J N H
7 years ago

Still waiting on production models of the Sunrace wide range 10sp to show up, I’ve seen adverts but sunrace haven’t updated their website for five years, it’s still on 9spd…

Groghunter
Groghunter
7 years ago

I think I’m going to start saying about anything I don’t like “Then again, it is a lifestyle product.”

road bikes=lifestyle product
XC bikes=lifestyle product
rigid seaposts=lifestyle product

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