SRAM Reviews and News


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

Don’t be fooled by X0 Trail’s sleek design and slender 340-gram weight. With a powerful 4-piston caliper and innovative lever pivot bearing, the all-new X0 Trail eats nasty terrain for lunch.

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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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SRAM Partners with Crankworx, Les 2 Alpes, Freeride Festival

Crankworx MTB Festival Lands in Europe in July 2012 The French resort Les 2 Alpes will host the inaugural European edition of the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival. As a long standing partner of the world famous Crankworx mountain bike festival held every year in Whistler, Canada, SRAM has stepped in to support Crankworx Europe […]

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Nino Schurter Wins Inaugural XC World Cup, SRAM XX Sweeps the Men’s Podium

With Nino Schurter’s (Scott – Swisspower) victory at the first XC World Cup of 2012 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, SRAM XX remains unrivaled in the men’s XC World Cup since its 2009 introduction. Joining Nino on the podium were local hero Burry Stander (Specialized Factory Racing), Manuel Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing), Julien Absalon (Orbea) and […]

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The World Wide Family – Global Athlete

To be the best. It’s why we ride. It’s why we build components. And it’s why SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ support the world’s best mountain bike athletes, from World Cup XC to Crankworx Slopestyle, from Downhill to Enduro. We’ve been climbing to new heights at an astounding pace since we entered this game 25 […]

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World Bicycle Relief Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Bicycles Distributed

Organization’s Rugged Bicycles Assist People in Need in Sub-Saharan Africa Chicago, March 16, 2012 (Globe Newswire) — World Bicycle Relief is a not for profit organization that was created by bike industry leader SRAM Corporation in 2005 to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka. The organization recently distributed its 100,000th bicycle to people […]

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Introducing the All-New SRAM Type 2 Rear Derailleur

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 […]

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Grip Shift – Reengineered from the inside out.

10 speed Grip Shift is here. Ever since we covered the SRAM offerings from Interbike in 2010, there were a flood of comments asking about Grip Shift for 2×10. The original comments can all be seen in the Mtbr SRAM Virtual Trade Show Booth from Interbike 2010. Apparently, SRAM was listening. And developing. And answering. […]

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SRAM February 2012 News

Photo of the Month The first ride of 2012 – Wakamarina, New Zealand Bike Check: Jerome Clementz Jerome has dominated the enduro scene in 2011.Check out his winning bike from Trans Provence, the toughest enduro race in the world. RockShox Forks Oil Chart Do you know the exact oil volume required inside your new 2012 […]

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Santa Cruz Syndicate Thanks SRAM for 8 years of Support

The Santa Cruz Syndicate and SRAM/RockShox brands have been synonymous with one another for 8 years, from the inception of the Syndicate in 2004 through 2011. It is with sadness and great respect that we are parting ways in 2012. This has been an incredible journey, and the partnership has helped our racers achieve an […]

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SRAM Partners with Western Spirit

From the moment that mountain bikes started roaming the country and avid riders started exploring the backcountry, Moab was on the hit list. This amazing and unique destination sits on top of the podium for North Americanadventure sports destinations. From the start of cycling in Moab to the present day, Western Spirit Cycling has called […]

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SRAM Upgrades X9 Trigger Shifters with Ball Bearings

SRAM is excited to announce that, starting in January 2012, production of all X9 10-speed and 9-speed trigger shifters (front and rear shifters, all current colors and speeds—2×10, 3×10 and 3×9) will be upgraded, using the same pull lever ball bearing technology used in XX and X0 shifters. The ball bearing replaces a bushing, resulting […]

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SRAM pART Project

SRAM President Stanley R. Day and World Bicycle Relief Founder F.K. Day cordially invite you to join us for the grand finale of the SRAM pART Project: A gala pART Project exhibition and auction at Chicago’s Gallery 1028. You’ll join leading figures in the cycling world in viewing the artwork, meeting the artists, and bidding […]

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Sram Rise 60 and Rise 40 MTB Wheels

Blending science and real-world product development, Sram builds a better XC wheel Quicker acceleration. Effortless climbing. Pinpoint cornering precision and more controlled descending. it’s no secret—these are the traits that make you a smoother and faster off-road rider. they’re also the reason SRAM created Rise, an all-new off-road wheelset that optimizes performance for the XC […]

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SRAM Athletes Win Five Gold Medals at the 2011 Mountain Bike World Championships

A World Championship title is something every committed racer’s heart is set on. SRAM, RockShox, Avid and TRUVATIV riders made their dreams come true last weekend at the World Championships in Champery, Switzerland, winning in all disciplines. Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE-Specialized Factory Racing) crowned his dominating 2011 season with the Men Elite XC rainbow jersey after […]

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SRAM X5 Drivetrain

Up for Every Challenge With race-ready performance and technology, X5 components help off-road enthusiasts take it to the next level. With smooth, precise X-Glide shifting, a wide range of gear options and legendary SRAM 10-speed performance, X5 brings out the best in any bike—and in every rider. X5 Rear Derailleur SRAM Exact Actuation for precise […]

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SRAM is Unrivaled in Leadville

Three Years in a Row SRAM is Unrivaled in Leadville Wells and Rusch Take the Win Everything about the Leadville Trail 100 is daunting. The distance, 100 miles through jagged Colorado mountain terrain, is a crushing all-day battle for most riders. The trails are steep, rocky and loose. The elements, including the lung-burning elevation and […]

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All Disciplines. All SRAM.

SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvat iv athletes won in almost every mountain bike discipline imaginable this past weekend. Further instilling SRAM’s ability to be a dominant force on every dirt-covered race course in the world, be it XC racing, downhill World Cup, enduro or slopestyle. XC World Cup points leader Jaroslav Kulhavy took the top spot […]

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The Superenduro in Sauze d’Oulx Hits the Target and Enters the Hall of Fame of World Enduro Events

Yesterday in Sauze d’Oulx a high level competition took place and once again the Superenduro makes it step in the history of World Enduro biking. A tough race for more than 300 bikers, who not only competed on 7 special stages of the 4th PRO race of the Superenduro powered by SRAM circuit, but also […]

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2012 Sram Forks, Complete Jet 9 $3099, Jet 9 RDO Cable Routing, Tour Divide Craziness

It is that time of year again – all the hot new gear starts appearing in our warehouse, and then disappearing faster than we can say “boo!”. Case in point – we just got our first shipment of 2012 SRAM Rock Shox forks. These 100mm models are a great fit with our hardtails and with […]

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SRM Launches SRAM GXP 2×10 MTB PowerMeter

Colorado Springs, Colo. SRM Training Systems is proud to announce the retail release of the long awaited SRAM 2×10 SRM MTB PowerMeter. Heeding the demands of top amateur and professional racers, SRM has developed a power meter to function with the widely used SRAM 2×10 drive train systems. An innovative result of collaboration between SRM […]

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Unrivaled – XX Sweeps the Podium – First 29er WC Win at Dalby

When Ned Overend won the first Cross-Country World Championships on a RockShox RS-1 fork in1990 in Durango, suspension forks entered the world of mountain bikes with a bang. Over 20 years later, just a couple weeks after RockShox introduced the new SID 29” to the public, Jaroslav Kulhavy from Specialized Factory Racing became the first […]

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