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 Post subject: SRAM X.X
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:49 am 
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/tech/2008/news/11-13

So who has speculation to weigh in?

More importantly, who has those "spy shots"?

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Photos taken from the Australian REP's mountainbike.

Other than the photos, lips were tight sealed.

From what I can tell, its a modified SRAM Red RD and 10spd PowerDome Cassette paired with road double-tap technology trigger shifters...

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Ugggh double tap mtb shifters.............no spank you.


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9 Speed SRAM double tap shifters are in the 2009 SRAM big catalog. They say only compatible with X.- though.

10 Speed SRAM flat bar shifters are already available.

That looks like a RED cassette to me.

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10 speed mountain bike? Urgg.... no thanks.

I wish someone would come up with a kick arse 2x9 crankset with a ultra tight chainline instead.


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Cheers! wrote:
10 speed mountain bike? Urgg.... no thanks.

I wish someone would come up with a kick arse 2x9 crankset with a ultra tight chainline instead.


10sp + 9sp be available :-)


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That drivetrain in the Australian Rep's bike is just RED, not X.X. I can see RED powerdome cassette (11-26 I bet), RED RD and sram road 10-speed flatbar shifters.

However I bet that new X.X. will based on current RED technology.


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You're right in saying that's Rob's bike...everyone else is right in saying it's just double tap flat bar shifters, a red derailleur and red cassette. A custom build for the Chase the Sun series of enduro races (no hills).

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pssst. Mum's the word! ;) :lol:

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http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... nts--19281

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agreed those pics are just Sram Red with double tap shifters, nothing special about that.

To be honnest ive know about X.X for roughly 6 months now. I've discussed it elsewhere on the Internet but Sram had the info removed :roll:


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I like the idea of moving away from the triple chainring.

Lightning has, I believe finally available now, a mountain bike double:
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Is that a 74PCD pattern? Would be great, especially for longer events as it would allow a slightly smaller inner ring and in general more options. Same route that Rotor has taken with their mtb double, although it uses a 110 outer..


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Is that a 74PCD pattern?

Yes, it is. Not a bad option for some road riders, either.


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I don't think Powerdome cassette as it is in the Red group is a good idea for mountain bikes... Mud has nowhere to go since there is no space between cogs, then the chain slips... SRAM cross sponsored athletes like the Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com team are not using Red cassettes anymore because of that. My guess is they might use the Powerdome technology but with deeper channels between cogs or something...

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