2009/05/26

Countdown to XX



As it will be the latest mountain bike group to be released, we all should expect SRAM's new XX groupset to be the most advanced, even though we pretty much have seen everything already, we'll find out the official details in two days. I pretty much only care about the shifting: shifters, derailleurs, cassette and I'm hoping they'll offer a 10 speed Grip Shift option...

Edit: Cyclingnews and Velonews have the story... Count me in! Looks like SRAM finally caught up with Shimano for the cassette and with it produced another industrial design beauty after the Red Powerdome cassette... Crankset chainring options is pretty good and should be stiff with big BCD... Rear derailleur is light and I like where the cable and it's pinch bolt are... Front derailleur is now as light as a XTR, which is still heavy and no traces of Grip Shifts. Where can I pick my testing samples?

4 comments:

Josh "The Tech" said...

When I was putting together my mountain bike, I thought about doing the double tap flat bar shifters they introduced last year and run a Rival Rear mech. But I went with an X-9 1x9 setup instead. Much more affordable. Can't wait to see XX in the shops.

electric said...

cassette porn!

giddy up.

Anonymous said...

When we had 7 or 8 speeds, we never had broken chainring as we have with 9... so I'm not in hurry with 10

electric said...

I've thrashed many of 8 and 7 speed drive trains. So far my 9 speed is taking it in stride.

Still using the same chain rings though... usually those don't break unless you smash them into rocks!