SRAM Reviews and News


Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Video: SRAM’s Always Summer Somewhere

Video: The SRAM crew sets their sites on New Zealand for their latest edit “Always Summer Somewhere.”

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

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News: SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels

The Rise 60s are XC/Trail wheels that feature a carbon, hookless rim with 21mm internal width. Weight is 1390 grams for a pair of 27.5 wheels and 1430 grams for the 29er version.

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Five easy maintenance tips for the non-mechanic

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney takes us inside her toolbox and gives us five easy tips to help keep our mountain bikes rolling smoothly.

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First Ride: SRAM Guide Brakes

A full revamp of the Avid Elixir brake has resulted in the SRAM Guide brake. Find out what it’s all about how it did on our initial test rides.

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First Ride: SRAM Roam 30 and Roam 40 wheels

SRAM’s product release onslaught continues with Roam 30 and Roam 40—two high-value, low-cost wheelsets.

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First Ride: New SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain

SRAM has unveiled a third, more affordable version of their wildly successful 1x mountain drivetrain, dubbed X1, featuring much of the same performance acumen of their higher-end 11-speed systems, but at much less cost.

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Product News: SRAM releases new MTB brake system called Guide

SRAM announces the release of a new, four-piston hydraulic disc brake system called Guide aimed at the trail/all-mountain segment.

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SRAM family mourns the passing of innovator and engineering leader John Cheever

SRAM innovator and senior engineer John Cheever passed away last Sunday, succumbing to the brain cancer he battled for the past three years.

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First Look: SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain

SRAM engineers have created an X01 drivetrain that is optimized to take on the demands of downhill racing.

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Enduro Compare-O: The Mtbr test crew picks their favorite Dream Bike Spec components

Our test crew picks their ultimate, no-holds-barred component mix from the Enduro Compare-O in our Dream Spec feature.

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Reviewed: SRAM X01 1×11 – Evolution or Revolution?

The XX1 group brought 1×11 gearing technology to the masses last year, and it has proven itself for both racers and consumers. It offers snappy quick shifting, lighter weight and good chain retention capabilities.

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Video: Enduro World Series with SRAM – Part 1 and 2

Follow SRAM enduro racers as they take on rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos and Les Deux Alpes, France and the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy.

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SRAM Roam 50, Roam 60 and Rail 50 Wheels – Sea Otter 2013

SRAM had three new wheels on display at Sea Otter, the Roam 50 and Roam 60, and the Rail 50, and they’ll all come in 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ sizes, and are UST compatible.

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SRAM Announces New X9 and X5 Fat Bike Cranks

Engineered for the Wide Wheel – Today SRAM announced two new X9 and X5 level cranks for fat bikes. If you are a sharp visitor of the Mtbr Fat Bike Discussion forum, this might not come as too much of a surprise.

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Review: SRAM X0 2×10 with Grip Shift

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: SRAM revolutionized drivetrains with their introduction of the modern 2×10 system a couple years ago. They wanted to give you more functionality with less complexity. They then went back to the archives to resurrect Grip Shift by perfecting its accuracy and shifting action. Have they succeeded in both endeavors? Read on […]

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SRAM MTB News – World Bicycle Relief, Red Bull Rampage, Superenduro and London’s bronze

Rampage is an awe-inspiring event to the eye and raw on the body of those who participate. While no single athlete can claim two victories, SRAM can proudly celebrate its third in a row.

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Industry Nine SRAM XX1 Hub and XC29 Carbon Wheels

SRAM XX1 Industry Nine is introducing the XD1 driver FH body, making Industry Nine wheels compatible with SRAM’s new XX1 groupset. The driver body will be available on new wheelsets, and as a retrofit to make an existing wheelset compatible. No other parts beside the driver body are required. The new freehub is internally identical […]

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SRAM XX1’s golden debut, SID and Reba 27.5, Elixir 5 and Stevie Smith

XX1 Starts from Gold XX1 Wins Biggest XC Races of 2012. Introduced last May, SRAM XX1, the first 1X specific MTB drivetrain, has already collected some stellar results in the 2012 XC racing season: gold in London with Jaroslav Kulhavy, World and World Cup champion with Nino Schurter. XX1 has won every international XC race […]

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SRAM XX1 Explained

SRAM revolutionized mountain bike drivetrains with the 2×10 system and now, XX1 continues their reputation for innovation and simplicity with what works. XX1 can be used for enduro/all-mtn trail riding as well as for XC riding. The rear cassette has an amazing 10-42 tooth spread! In a nutshell, the benefits of a 1×11 speed drivetrain […]

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SRAM’s Steve Smith – Wandering

Steve Smith is one of SRAM’s favorite Son’s and with the Crankworx hype (CWX triple crown) and World champs around the corner, we wanted to wish steve the very best and let you behind the scene’s of a very full life. It could have something to-do with his eyes (as crazy looking as they are) […]

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SRAM 10-speed Grip Shift Review

The new 10-speed Grip Shift was introduced at Sea Otter this year, after extensive block box testing and some race appearances, including Jaroslav Kulhavy’s 2011 XC World Championship win. The new system was reengineered from the inside out, with some excellent technology, such as their speed metal shift indexing, roller thunder ball bearings and jaws […]

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39 More Days Until Interbike 2012

Interbike Industry Party – Presented by SRAM The premier industry party of the year is set – mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 9-11pm. We are proud to partner with our friends at SRAM as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. The event will be held at Lavo – “Vegas’ New Hotspot” according […]

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