SRAM Reviews and News

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

People across rural Africa race the sun every day to meet basic needs. Without access to transportation, vital resources like healthcare, education and economic opportunity are often out of reach. The solution is in your hands. Help us put it in theirs. Learn More. Taking the Bull by the Horns: Kurt Sorge Wins Red Bull

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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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SRAM News – Crankworx, the new RockShox Monarch RT3, Avid X0 Trail

Crankworx Doubles Up! MTB Festival Goes Big in Europe SRAM is a longtime partner of Crankworx MTB Freeride Festival in Whistler, Canada so it was a natural move to support Crankworx’s first venture into Europe. World-class racing and competition, a great location, and some of the best riding in Europe greeted the attendees of Crankworx

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SRAM Riders Command XC, Enduro and DH Racing Weekend

The World Cup XC finals in Val d’Isere, France provided a perfect stage for SRAM athlete’s success last weekend. Nino Schurter took the win in the men’s race and clinched the overall title while Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå won the women’s race. A full-SRAM top 5 overall sweetened Nino’s overall victory in the final World Cup

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SRAM XX1 Wins First XC World Cup With Nino Schurter, Podiums with Emily Batty

Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower) won the final round of the 2012 XC World Cup in Val d’Isere, France on the new SRAM XX1 drivetrain. Nino successfully raced XX1 at the Swiss national championships last weekend and was confident that the new drivetrain would help him clinch the World Cup series. With the prestigious series win behind

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SRAM’s new 1×11 Drivetrain in Detailed Photos and Video!

SRAM (innovators of the 2×10 drivetrain) are back at it again. This time, they are making things even simpler with a 1×11 setup called “XX1″. It is a single chainring in front, paired with an 11 speed cassette in the rear. The rear cassette features an ultra-small 10 tooth cog and an ultra high 42

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SRAM June 2012 News

Up for Every Challenge The SRAM X5 2×10 Product Family Who says performance always comes at a high price? With race-ready performance and technology, SRAM X5 2X10 components help off-road enthusiasts take it to the next level. With smooth and precise X-Glide shifting and legendary SRAM 10-speed performance, X5 brings out the best in any

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All New SRAM XX1 Family Sneak Preview

Some interesting news this morning from SRAM, a Sneak Peek at their new 1×11 drivetrain that features their new Type 2 derailleur and will be compatible with either trigger shifters or Grip Shift. No specifics about the actual number of teeth on the cassette, but they call it the “widest range available”. 1×11….less is more?

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SRAM MTB 2013

SRAM has been busy lately, and at Sea Otter they were showing off new and improved components. The new products included the 650B Rise wheel, Avid X0 Trail brake, Grip Shift, Type 2 Rear Derailer and Reverb Stealth, while the RockShox forks and Monarch RT3 shock got some hefty tweaks. Grip Shift One of SRAM’s

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SRAM April 2012 News

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All-New SRAM Grip Shift XX and XO

Introduction by Mtbr: Ahh, remember the good old days when we had choices when it came to shifters. One of earliest poll/vs. sections of Mtbr was ‘Trigger shifter vs. Gripshift’.  It was fairly evenly split but most were just happy that there was choice and competition.  The old XRay shifters were, trick and light but

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