The bearings in this kit have a red seal, I am told they are improved quality. This is welcome as the yellow sealed versions in the SX2 weren't particularly blessed with longevity.
Steel layshaft gears are standard and look tough. Although unlike the late version SX2 , which utilised 48dp pinion gears, it is not possible to change the internal ratio. Mine appeared to have a slight tight spot, I dont think this will be a problem and expect them to free up after a pack or two.
Time for a break. A cup of tea and a bar of choc, good stuff!