Introducing the All-New SRAM Type 2 Rear Derailleur

Components

SRAM just announced details today on their new Type 2 rear derailleurs. They feature a bearing clutch and the primary purpose is to reduce chain slap and chain drops as well as allow for easier wheel removal. The clutch design is purported to be maintenance free.

The idea is similar to the adjustable tension on Shimano’s Shadow rear derailleurs. However, the SRAM creations feature a push button to lock the derailleur in a forward position. Images below and availability is slated for late summer.

Official press release info follows:


High speed RD damper. Easiest wheel removal. Fits on the bike you have now. RELENTLESS.

Designed for X0 and X9 families, Type 2 rear derailleur delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing technical terrain. With Roller Bearing Clutch™ technology, SRAM Type 2 eliminates derailleur bounce and chain slap without sacrificing precision.

Roller Bearing Clutch Technology

  • A one-way roller clutch controls chain tension for consistent shifting
  • Needle bearing
  • Self lubricating for consistently smooth action
  • 360 degree clutch force for reliability and durability
  • TYPE 2’s clutch force comes factory calibrated by SRAM
  • Consistent shifting feel
  • Maintenance free clutch design

Cage LockTM Technology

The first rear derailleur of its kind, SRAM Type 2 lets you push your cage forward and lock it into place with the push of a button. This creates slack, removing all tension from the chain. With Cage Lock, Type 2 makes wheel removal and installation—as well as chain installation—easier than any other derailleur on earth.

1. Just push the cage forward—creating slack—and lock it in place.

2. The chain stays perfectly loose, letting the derailleur swing out of the way. When you’re ready to ride again, simply unlock the cage and go.

Specs

X0 TYPE 2 Rear Derailleur

  • Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Focused chassis design for all conditions and usage
  • 235g (medium cage) clutch adds 30 grams to a standard RD
  • 36-tooth cassette capable
  • 3 cage lengths available: short for DH, medium for 2X10 and long for 3X10
  • 3 graphic colors available: Silver, Black, Red

X9 TYPE 2 Rear Derailleur

  • Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Focused chassis design for all conditions and usage
  • 250g (medium cage) clutch adds 30 grams to a standard RD
  • 36-tooth cassette capable
  • 3 cage lengths available: short for DH, medium for 2X10 and long for 3X10
  • 2 graphic colors available: Grey, white

July production. August retail availability.

Rear Derailleur X0 Type 2 10-speed Long Cage Red $260
Rear Derailleur X0 Type 2 10-speed Medium Cage Red $260
Rear Derailleur X0 Type 2 10-speed Short Cage Red $260
Rear Derailleur X9 Type 2 10-speed Long Cage Carbon Grey $116
Rear Derailleur X9 Type 2 10-speed Medium Cage Carbon Grey $116
Rear Derailleur X9 Type 2 10-speed Short Cage Carbon Grey $116

Source: Tyler Morland

 

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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  • BikeThrasher says:

    I knew this was comming should be sweet. 9 speed is Dead!

  • db says:

    Like new XTR 9 speed any takers? Paper weights now!

  • Elijah Donat says:

    X-9 10sp type 2. Shifting fantastic. Lockout supreme. Works as good or better then 2x front guide. Less chain slap than e-thirteen single front on DH bike. Makes noise during rear suspension travel cause clutch resists giving chain. Hate noises. Shut up.

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