SRAM Reviews and News


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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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


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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Beyond Coastal Sun Care supports Rebecca Rusch’s Gold Rusch Tour


World Champion cyclist encourages women to get outside and ride SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – (May 3, 2011) – Beyond Coastal, manufacturer of clean, healthy sun care products for the outdoor lifestyle, is supporting cyclist Rebecca Rusch and her five city SRAM Gold Rusch Tour. The tour is designed to encourage women to get outdoors […]

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Syndicate Top Team, Minnaar 2nd, Peaty Back On The Blocks!!


Pietermaritzburg, South Africa April 24, 2011 Santa Cruz Syndicate (SRAM/RockShox) was firing on all cylinders this weekend as Steve Peat, Greg MInnaar and Josh Bryceland all finished in the top ten and took top team honors at the UCI World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With his hometown oneLife crew and family watching, […]

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SRAM XX Athletes Dominate In Pietermaritzburg


1ST WORLD CUP 2011 Pietermaritzburg (RSA) Unrivaled Advantage XX The start of the 2011 World Cup season has proved that XX equipped riders are as consistent as their shift. Sunday’s Pietermaritzburg podium picked up where last year left off. The exciting battle between Schurter and Absalon continued into the last lap where Schurter came out […]

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2011 SRAM XO Groupset


Some pictures of the new 2011 SRAM XO groupset, taken at their recent press event in Ashland, OR. Click on photos for larger image. From the SRAM Website: “Battle Tested Bringing the first 2X10 MTB gearing and Avid’s full-featured brake to the legendary X0 line gives you a product family ready for any XC, Trail, […]

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Lopes Has Happy Trails Ahead with the SRAM Family!


Laguna Beach, CA, May 11, 2010- Sometimes good things come to those who are patient and that’s just happened to me. Right before I left for the Garda Festival in Italy last week I got confirmation from SRAM that our new relationship was a go. I immediately got a new XX group put on my […]

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AVID Announces New Elixir 3 Brakes


AVID Elixir 3 was built for value and gives nothing away in performance and adjustability. The newest brake in the Elixir family offers up a sleek ambidextrous lever body and stout two-piece caliper. Featuring a TaperBore master cylinder and AVID’s optimized pivot placement, the Elixir 3 brings a new level of performance and control to […]

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SRAM Introduces the "NEW" SRAM X7 2×10 Group


THE RIGHT GEAR For the first time SRAM offers the right combination of matching SRAM X7 components. SRAM X7 features 2X10 drivetrain, X-Glide front shifting, Exact Actuation, new PowerGlide cassette ratios, carbon cage rear derailleurs, new S1400 crank offering and Avid Elixir R brakes. SRAM 2X10 is becoming understood by riders of all levels and […]

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SRAM Introduces New 2X10 Website: SRAM2X10.com


Less is really more: Why 2X10 just works http://sram2x10.com/ SRAM has created a new web page where people can learn more about the benefits of SRAM’s 2X10 mountain bike drivetrain. Www.SRAM2X10.com is a central source for Product Reviews, Technology breakdowns, Athlete Testimonials, and a Photo Gallery. Click on the Bikes section to view the growing […]

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SRAM Backs National Interscholastic Cycling Association


Components Manufacturer Plays Establishing Sponsor Role for National Organization BERKELEY, Calif.—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is thrilled to announce a 3-year sponsorship with SRAM as an establishing partner, effective immediately. Matt Fritzinger, the executive director of NICA, stated, “We are most grateful to SRAM for showing their confidence in our ability to bring great […]

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Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard


NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2009 Release # 09-342 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard

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