Have been looking at both of these for my Tricross buildup and am a little confused.
Both are produced by the same company yet the S500 seems both lighter and uses a superior alloy but is cheaper. Is there something I am missing in the equation?
Anyone have an experience with them?
Uploaded with ImageShack.us Sram S500 GXP MSRP: $163
Arm Material: AL-7050-TV
Chainring Material: AL-7075-T6, Tungsten Grey (CNC Before Anodized)
Weight: 825 grams with GXP BB
Available Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 177.5mm, 180mm
Uploaded with ImageShack.us Sram Rival MSRP: $193
Arm Material: AL-6066, Polished
Chainring Material: PG Chainrings with Hard-Anodized Coating
Weight: 830g w/ BB
Available Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 180mm
Thanks, I guess my question was, why is the Rival more expensive if it is heavier and uses cheaper 6066 Aluminum instead of the lighter, stiffer 7075 in the S500? Just a branding thing or is there some other difference?
My original intention was to get the Rival...until I saw the S500. But I can't find any online reviews for it.
Anyone here use the 500?