SRAM Reviews and News


In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

Interbike: Van Dessel mixes stealth style with high performance in new Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

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Spotted: Polished SRAM wireless shifting drivetrain

Bissell Development and Optum Pro Cycling teams are racing what looks (and feels) like a highly refined version of SRAM’s yet-to-be-released electronic shifting drivetrain. RoadBikeReview got an exclusive up-close look at the updated system. See it here!

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First Look: New (new) SRAM HydroR and new Rival 22

With hopes of putting its road disc brake recall fiasco behind them, SRAM showed up in force at PressCamp in Deer Valley to show off a host of new (and improved) products.

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News: More details on SRAM’s new hydraulic road brakes

SRAM’s new hydraulic rim and disc road brakes will come in four groups. Check out their new video to learn more.

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First Look: SRAM’s redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brakes

SRAM is nearing the end of a very dark tunnel, with news this week that redesigned Hydro-R rim and disc brake systems have begun shipping to consumers.

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Spotted: SRAM wireless electronic shifting drivetrain

Chicago-based company lifts the lid on its on-going development project via the bikes of the Bissell Development Team.

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Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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News: Timeline for replacement SRAM hydro brakes remains uncertain

SRAM says production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers waiting for recall replacements will be first in line when those new brakes are ready to ship. However, he did not say when that might be.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of RoadBikeReview’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in road bike technology.

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First Look: VeloVie Vitesse 500 with SRAM Red 22

Can a direct-to-consumer, web-based bike company deliver a high-quality racing rig for less? VeloVie thinks they can. We ride the Vitesse 500 to find out.

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Handmade Show: Alchemy showcases new gravel and ‘cross bikes with SRAM CX1

Alchemy shows off their decked out titanium ’cross bike with the new SRAM CX1 groupset and the Aithon gravel grinder bike at NAHBS.

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How To: Properly Shift Gears (Video)

Shifting gears may seem like a simple process, but there is an art to it. Watch and learn.

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Gear of the Year: Top Product Picks From 2013

Lots of great products passed through RoadBikeReview’s on-the-road test lab. Nothing was utterly revolutionary, but there was plenty to get excited about. Here are some (but certainly not all) of our favorites.

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SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall: Stop Use Immediately

What started as a partial recall of select model numbers of SRAM’s hydraulic road disc and rim brakes is now a full recall of all road hydraulic brakes. Citing failures of the master cylinder seals and an ensuing loss of braking power, SRAM is calling back about 19,000 brakes systems.

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How To: Bleed SRAM Road Disc Brakes (Video)

Need to bleed your SRAM road disc brakes? Or maybe you’re just curious to see what it takes in case you opt to buy a set down the road? Either way, this video will get you up to speed — and make sure you can slow down.

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Do We Really Need 11-Speed?

Contributor Twain Mein is usually excited about advances in cycling technology, and loves to try the newest, lightest, most aerodynamic inventions. However, he’s not convinced that 11-speed drivetrains are the greatest thing since sliced bread — or necessary at all.

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Ridley X-Night To Be Spec’d with Hydraulic Disc SRAM Red

Top Belgian bike maker to offer its top line cyclocross machine with SRAM’s brand new Red 22 Hydraulic Road Disc set-up. See the full spec and lots of photos.

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Review: 2012 SRAM Red Groupset

The lightest & quietest mechanical groupset available today SRAM Red makes a strong argument to ditch any thoughts you had of going electronic.

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SRAM Goes Gangnam Style

What do you do when you have your top cyclocross athletes in Bend, Oregon? You get them together and you go Gangnam Style, err, SRAMgnam Cyclocross Style.

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Fourteen Pro SRAM Cyclocross Bikes Profiled

SRAM has been a major sponsor of cyclocross in recent years, and this year is no different, continuing on as a major sponsor of the USGP for a sixth consecutive year. The premier cyclocross series here in the United States, the USGP consist of eight races, in four locations, spanning from September to December. The […]

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Lance Armstrong Officially Stripped of His 7 Tour Titles

UCI takes away Lance Armstrong’s seven wings and bans him from competition for life. “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling, and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling.” says Pat McQuid.

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SRAM BB7 SL & SlickWire Road Brake XL Cable Kit Announced

The new BB7 Road SL (RSL) cable actuated disc brakes, for both Cyclocross and Road, are a lightweight upgrade from the original king of cable stoppers, the BB7.

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