SRAM XO in Colours…

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We’re sure that everyone’s seen the leaked photos of SRAM’s new 10 speed ‘XX’ groupset, so rather than reprint a photo that was taken on a phone in a Powerpoint presentation, we proudly present some other shots for your delectation/whingeing.

Keen to keep the people lusting after their carbon and aluminium XO groupset, and to match more ‘on trend’ coloured bikes, SRAM will be coming out with a series of coloured XO editions… Expect to see this this summer…


Now which one is your favourite flavour?

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Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (17)

    ooh I love the tango one. Just hope the have sorted the jokey wheel bearings out.

    Speaking (typing?) as someone that’s just shelled out £30-odd to replace *just* the silver shifter lever on my RH X0 shifter, I’ll pass.

    It’s X9 for me from now on.

    It’s not april yet is it?

    Thank god for that – no chance of me being tempted to part with wads of cash for that lot 🙂

    Gold highlights only here thanx.

    And thinking on bit, to my way of thinking maybe they should only be offering coloure sets as OEM stuff to order by bike factories.

    In this current climate, which bike shop is going to want to stock a high end gruppo in a variety of colours some of which certainly will end up in the Sales bin?

    Can’t help thinking this hasn’t been thought through. Or of course it’s always possible that SRAM policy of supply that the general public will not be privvy to, such as bespoke colours only available on order.

    The gold’s not too bad, but the rest are absolutely gopping!

    Those are unbelievable. Unbelievably bad that is! Especially the cranks with the big writing on them – they look extremely unclassy. Poor colours too – and this is coming from someone who rides a day-glo orange clockwork!

    I’m still very much of the opinion that these were done up by a SRAM Fanoboi with a copy of Photoshop.

    I guess we’ll see come Sea Otter though.

    Jeez – have you guys gone all Gok -or what?

    I never thought I’d hear the phrase “on trend” used here.

    Disgusted of Brum

    Of course it could be a SRAM free market research tool. Leak out some photoshop’d pics of potentialideas to the net and gather the free market data supplied. From the replies so far on STW if I were SRAM I’d be putting thisone in the waste bin.

    Yup, they are just checking how willing you are to be gouged, expect a £5000 gruppo from SRAM sometime soon..

    Wasn’t it Chipps who had the leopard print SRAM rear mech all those years back? Let’s blame him! 😉

    Yes I did have a leopard print rear mech. It was ace – until it shattered JRA…

    Ooooooooh i kind of like the pink stuff, not sure about the cranks though

    OMG. Didn’t Shimano do a special edition of LX about 4 years back in that black/gold?

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