New info for SRAM 2009 -
The crankset gets an important upgrade: The axle is bigger, it is now 30mm of diameter instead of 24mm. The new BB 30 Standard. * Stiffer * The weight is reduced * Q-Factor is reduced * Bearings are larger, meaning stiffer and more durable as well.
There are two new cassettes offered beside the current 11/23 and 11/26: - 11/25: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 - 11/28: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28
SRAM RED TT
SRAM offers some new time trial components.
- A PowerGlide technology chainring: * 55, 54 and 42 teeth * Grey tungstene finish to improve resistance * Aero chainring which increase the stiffness too - The 500TT shift levers have a new a red touch * cheaper than the carbon version * the rear shift lever is indexed, the front one is operated on a friction mode * 154g per set - Aero brake levers, the 500TT: * red color * 115g per set, which is 16g heavier than the carbon version
Certainly the most reworked for 2009. It uses a lot of the systems featured on the high range groupsets. This is probably a best-seller if the price isn't too high. - Black finish - Carbon levers (320g, 20g saved) * System Zero-Loss for the front derailleur (read further explanations above) * The brake and shifter cable housings can run along either side of the handlebar * Reach adjustment * Wider aluminum shifter paddle - Aluminum hollow cranks, OCT technology (open core) * 40g are shaved off the previous version * Available in compact (110mm), and standard (130mm) * Cranks length from 165 -180mm
The SRAM Force groupset get several upgrades from the high range Red groupset.
Only the levers are modified:
* They are longer
* The shifter paddle is reworked, it is widened
* The brake and shifter cable housings can run along either side of the handlebar
* Reach adjustment
* The front derailleur with Zero-Loss technology which engages front shift immediately.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Shimano is really doing a great job with the new 2009 line. They will surely get some folks who left them for SRAM to come running back!! Even us Campagnolo guys are eyeing the new DA!!