Dave A reports back from the SRAM XX launch in Italy having taken the test bikes around a blistering hot Tuscan landscape. There are US prices in here too – prepare to wince a little when you see them.
Last post before I pop off for dinner, here’s the XX shifter. Designed from the ground up just like the rest of the groupset but influenced by what Sram have learnt from previous projects such as the road groupsets and XO
Here’s a taster of the new XX forks, more tech information later..
Here’s the XX Sid world cups with reworked lowers, steerer and crown.
All forks feature the new X loc lockout lever.
Dave gives us some super-closeups of the new SRAM XX rear cassette. It’s a madness of intricate machining – which it should be for over $300…
Dave Anderson reports from the SRAM XX launch in Italy… Ten speed, two chainrings and Centrelock? Whatever next?
Just a few pictures from last week’s trip to Afan for a hands-on test of some of the new SRAM stuff, with some close ups of bits and bobs and perhaps the best bike stand ever…
Colours from Lezyne, Santa Cruz, crazy military types from Genuine Innovations, the Ibis Tranny in orange, funky vicar bars from FSA, a singlespeed Specialized carbon and carbon fibre dog bowls.
Chipps got a sneak preview of a good looking and ‘back to basics’ Marzocchi. They’re focussing on their previous strengths with a return to open bath cartridges and coil springs.
Chipps delves deep into the pits, peeks behind some curtains and finds out some of the hot-tuning mods that the pros are running. A time trial shifter on a dirt jump bike, the Atherton’s prototype Saint wheels and a Mini Specialized… Oh, and are those SRAM XX brakes?
Carbon mountain bike rims were everywhere at this year’s Sea Otter. Here are the latest offerings from DT Swiss, Ritchey and Syncros.