Spotted at Leogang, being put on to Greg Minnaar’s Santa Cruz V-10. Greg was also running a new Blackbox Boxxer fork. Neither seemed to slow him down.
This new mech is designed to work with close-ratio cassettes like modern downhill bikes run. With Peaty running XO brakes in disguise last year, could this mean that there’ll be a DH flavoured group coming out later this year? Or is this just a special-order mech for the fast boys (and girls)?
We pressed our contacts at SRAM and they came up with this hugely vague statement:
“…we are capitalizing on the versatility of the X0 groupset to bring downhill racers and riders optimized performance for their kind of riding.”