General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Pronunciation

Reply

Old 07-27-16, 09:06 AM
  #1  
Rider_1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 221
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Pronunciation

Is it S-Ram, or one word, SRAM, like scram?


Thanks
Rider_1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 09:08 AM
  #2  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 30,995

Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 709 Post(s)
Sram
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 09:18 AM
  #3  
timvan_78
Senior Member
 
timvan_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 495

Bikes: Trek Fuel EX8, Caad10, Marin BearValley, WTP BMX, Norco Tandem

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
but not shram
timvan_78 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 09:37 AM
  #4  
Berg417448
Troublemaker
 
Berg417448's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 415

Bikes: Yes. The more the better.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Rider_1 View Post
Is it S-Ram, or one word, SRAM, like scram?


Thanks
SRAM

Berg417448 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 11:37 AM
  #5  
02Giant 
Home School Valedictorian
 
02Giant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,612

Bikes: 13 Orbea Orca 02 Giant Cypress 88 Mongoose ATB

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 715 Post(s)
It is an acronym for the company founders first names. Scott Ray sAM
__________________
Excuse me if I, have some place in my mind,
Where I go time to time

Last edited by 02Giant; 07-27-16 at 01:28 PM.
02Giant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 11:43 AM
  #6  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 21,066
Mentioned: 150 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7730 Post(s)
Asked and answered:


http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...unce-sram.html
indyfabz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 11:56 AM
  #7  
deapee
Ride On!
 
deapee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 975

Bikes: Allez DSW SL Sprint | Fuji Cross

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
yeah but what about brifter?
deapee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 12:06 PM
  #8  
Rider_1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 221
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
It is an acronym for the company founders first names. Scott Ray Sam

Got, it. Thanks. It's awkward, and a lousy acronym to boot. Seems forced. Now Sabian, that's a good acronym made from names.
Rider_1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 12:21 PM
  #9  
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 15,282

Bikes: RANS V3 ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 441 Post(s)
Say it however you want - it's not a real word.
__________________
RANS V3 Ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 12:26 PM
  #10  
Camilo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,503
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 216 Post(s)
It is hard to say Sram. Even though I know there's no "H", I say "shram" unless I really try not to. Maybe it's just my thick tongue.
Camilo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 12:47 PM
  #11  
pdlamb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northern Deep South
Posts: 4,922

Bikes: Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 860 Post(s)
I figure any made-up word or amalgamation of letters can be pronounced any way I want to.


If I buy a pair of Trek Mad Ones, does that mean I now have a Mad Two?


Ess-Ram is easier for this 'murikan to say than anything else. If they object, I might start pronouncing it "Shimano."
pdlamb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 02:51 PM
  #12  
cyclintom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Leandro
Posts: 2,894

Bikes: Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Basso Loto, Pinarello Stelvio, Redline Cyclocross

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 318 Post(s)
Originally Posted by deapee View Post
yeah but what about brifter?
And what about "boffing"?
cyclintom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 03:24 PM
  #13  
SpeshulEd
Senior Member
 
SpeshulEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,089
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 685 Post(s)
Originally Posted by cyclintom View Post
And what about "boffing"?
I've never heard of this before?
__________________
Hey guys, lets go play bikes! Strava

SpeshulEd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 03:28 PM
  #14  
SkyDog75
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 3,818

Bikes: Bianchi San Mateo and a few others

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 632 Post(s)
Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Ess-Ram is easier for this 'murikan to say than anything else. If they object, I might start pronouncing it "Shimano."
This is a little bit ironic in that SRAM is a 'murikan company, based in Chicago.

(I agree it's awkward to pronounce, though.)

Originally Posted by Rider_1 View Post
Now Sabian, that's a good acronym made from names.
Agreed. And pretty surprising that Sally, Billy, and Andy are the kids of Robert Zildjian.
SkyDog75 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 03:34 PM
  #15  
chaadster
Thread Killer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 9,336

Bikes: '15 Kinesis Racelight 4S, '76 Motebecane Gran Jubilée, '17 Dedacciai Gladiatore2, '12 Breezer Venturi, '09 Dahon Mariner, '05 Novara Big Buzz, '12 Mercier Nano, '95 DeKerf Team

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1026 Post(s)
Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
I figure any made-up word or amalgamation of letters can be pronounced any way I want to.


If I buy a pair of Trek Mad Ones, does that mean I now have a Mad Two?


Ess-Ram is easier for this 'murikan to say than anything else. If they object, I might start pronouncing it "Shimano."
You should leave the "figurin'" to someone else:

Climbing the Col de la Madone | CyclingTips
chaadster is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 04:33 PM
  #16  
ahanulec
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 120

Bikes: Felt F85, Proflex 757, Proflex 252

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Ess-Ram is easier for this 'murikan to say than anything else. If they object, I might start pronouncing it "Shimano."
That's hilarious!
ahanulec is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 04:39 PM
  #17  
corrado33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bozeman
Posts: 4,135

Bikes: 199? Landshark Roadshark, 198? Mondonico Diamond, 1987 Panasonic DX-5000, 1987 Bianchi Limited, Univega... Chrome..., 1989 Schwinn Woodlands, Motobecane USA Record, Raleigh Tokul 2

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1119 Post(s)
Hm, I'm glad I'm not the only one who called it sHram. Bad idea number one, make your company name something hard to pronounce.
corrado33 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 04:41 PM
  #18  
AlexCyclistRoch
The Infractionator
 
AlexCyclistRoch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 2,208

Bikes: Classic road bikes: 1986 Cannondale, 1978 Trek

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 875 Post(s)
I still call them "Sachs".
AlexCyclistRoch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 04:50 PM
  #19  
Wheever 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Stamford, CT; Pownal, VT
Posts: 1,127

Bikes: 2015 Trek Domane 6 disk, 2016 Scott Big Jon Fat Bike

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
I will pronounce it "ESS-RAM" until they pry my "UL-TEG-RAH" from my cold, dead, "DO-MAH-NEE."
Wheever is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 04:51 PM
  #20  
ltxi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,725
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Originally Posted by deapee View Post
yeah but what about brifter?
Bill and Ronald GrIFTER....traveling western snake oil salesmen brothers pre civil war.
ltxi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 06:09 PM
  #21  
SpeshulEd
Senior Member
 
SpeshulEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,089
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 685 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ltxi View Post
Bill and Ronald GrIFTER....traveling western snake oil salesmen brothers pre civil war.
__________________
Hey guys, lets go play bikes! Strava

SpeshulEd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 07:15 PM
  #22  
Garfield Cat
Senior Member
 
Garfield Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 6,782

Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Rider_1 View Post
Is it S-Ram, or one word, SRAM, like scram?


Thanks
When the manufacturer uses unorthodox spelling, it deserves an unorthodox pronunciation.
Garfield Cat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 07:39 PM
  #23  
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 15,282

Bikes: RANS V3 ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 441 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ltxi View Post
Bill and Ronald GrIFTER....traveling western snake oil salesmen brothers pre civil war.
Ha!
__________________
RANS V3 Ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-16, 09:02 PM
  #24  
f4rrest 
Farmer tan
 
f4rrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 7,794

Bikes: Allez, SuperSix Evo

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2769 Post(s)
"Thwam" makes the mechanics look at you funny.
f4rrest is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-16, 08:56 AM
  #25  
pdlamb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northern Deep South
Posts: 4,922

Bikes: Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 860 Post(s)
Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
This is a little bit ironic in that SRAM is a 'murikan company, based in Chicago.

Live and learn, I did not know that. I knew they'd bought Sachs, whhich had plants in Germany and then Portugal, IIRC. So does SRAM have any manufacturing capability in the U.S.? any assembly? any engineering? Or is it like, for example, Specialized, which outsources everything and might have a warehouse to receive all those containerized freight shipments?
pdlamb is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service