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Old 06-05-09, 06:11 AM   #1
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Sram's 1 x 10 MTB/Cyclocross "XX" Groupe

Pardon the title, I meant 2 X 10.

Bengeboy posted this thread on the touring forum. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...22#post9045822

I thought I would add the subject to the CX forum.

The SRAM Group have brought their four component arms – SRAM, RockShox, Truvativ and Avid –together to create their first complete mountain bike groupset, dubbed XX. It's packed with features and technology, exceptionally lightweight – and expensive – and ups the ante of performance for the cross-country set. BikeRadar's technical editor James Huang headed to Borgo Pian del Mucini, Italy to find out more.

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...groupset-21756

This could be the ultimate performance Groupe for faster MTB and Cyclocross use. At $2500 it better be good! They should have named it $$.

The rear derailleur is compatible with Sram brifters, I'm less sure about the front. The system uses 10 speed road chains.

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Old 06-05-09, 09:00 AM   #2
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If it uses the cable pull that their mtb groups use, it won't work with their road shifters. You would only be able to run it with a flat bar then. Anyway, the ultimate cross group already exists. It's called Rival/Veloce/105
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according to the article it shares the same pull as the road group on the rd, intresting. Being a rival user I am glad to see some more cassette/rd options. An 11-36 will be available.
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I'm just happy that there will finally be a high quality 11-32 10 speed cassette on the market.
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That is one sexy cassette, boy.

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If it uses the cable pull that their mtb groups use...
Nope, it's road shifter compatible. The stuff makes me drool.
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I like that crank, a 45t & 30t with custom 11-26 10 speed cassette would be ideal for loaded touring, off-road & century rides.

I'll have to start a quiver of bikes.

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Anyway, the ultimate cross group already exists. It's called Rival/Veloce/105
Is that a combo of the 3 groups or just each one individually? I've always had a soft spot for Campy.
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For $600 I can get a new cassette & rear derailleur. wait... what?
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Is that a combo of the 3 groups or just each one individually? I've always had a soft spot for Campy.
Maybe he meant you could buy all three complete groups for the price of XX group.
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For $600 I can get a new cassette & rear derailleur. wait... what?
For $600 I can buy a complete Veloce group on ebay.
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Maybe he meant you could buy all three complete groups for the price of XX group.
The XX groupe @ $2500 includes a fork. It's $$, but it adds options that did not exist before.

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Just grabbing the crankset to give you different gearing options that weren't previously available would be enough for most people. Couple that with a Rival group/11-28 cassette, and you've got a really nice cross setup.
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I've been looking forward to this for a while, and I'll probably get the RD for a stupid low gear for Everest Challenge...

And I'll probably run it on my cross bike otherwise, so that I can have a lower gear and still use my standard crank w/power meter
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And I'll probably run it on my cross bike otherwise, so that I can have a lower gear and still use my standard crank w/power meter
What the fu-oh wait, you're in California. I was going to call you crazy for putting your SRM through a CX season but I guess you're not dealing with the slop we get up here in Ontario. That would be a nice bonus then.
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What the fu-oh wait, you're in California. I was going to call you crazy for putting your SRM through a CX season but I guess you're not dealing with the slop we get up here in Ontario. That would be a nice bonus then.
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