Let’s see what SRAM has in store for us for later this year (which apparently is 2010 if you didn’t know – most 2010 products will be appearing this summer…)
Starting with an application of the new stuff, we saw the familiar face of Nick Larsen of Charge bikes at the SRAM presentation. Always with an eye for design, Nick was quick to jump on SRAM’s new Truvativ coloured components to make his latest Charge Duster look super-slick.
There’s more Elixir news too – there will be an Elixir CR Mag – this uses a forged Magnesium body for the lever body, and it’ll replace the Juicy Ultimate. The carbon lever blade is now 4g lighter (not bad because the original was only 12g) and uses pressed-in hardware to save weigh. It comes with a new U-clamp like the old cable Avid levers of yesteryear and with its two-piece alloy caliper it’ll weigh 330g for a 160mm postmount system. It’ll come in 160/185/203mm options too.
In order to ‘play well with others’ – SRAM will be offering Shimano compatible Centrelock rotors in 160, 185 and 203mm. For complicated/patent reasons though, you’ll have to supply your own lockring though.
Rockshox showed their new Revelation, which will need some explaining, just to get over the options available. The common bits shared by all models, though are the new Powerbulge lowers, post-mount brake mounts, a new brace for more mudroom and up to 2.5in tyres and travel is between 130 and 150mm (more of this in a minute.) Rockshox sees the fork ending up on high-end trail bikes.
Ready for the options?
It’ll come in Dual Air 130, 140 OR 150mm (adjustable internally) – or in 130-150 Air U-Turn.
You’ll be able to get 1 1/8th steerers, or a 1 1/8th to 1.5in tapered OR a 1.5in constant steerer.
Lowers come in 9mm QR or Maxle Lite 20mm
The Rev SL and the Race will have Motion Control. The Team will have Black Box Motion Control.
Other stuff that’s coming out from SRAM includes the Reba – now available in 29in, and with a tapered steerer option too.