SRAM Reviews and News


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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Women’s Reve Tour Take SRAM RED-2012 through Tour de France

SRAM has joined the Rêve tour; the all women’s amateur adventure that will trace the 21 stages and 3479 kilometers of the 2012 Tour de France route one day ahead of the men’s race. SRAM has supplied each of the six Rêve riders with SRAM Red-2012 componentry, including WiFLi specific drivetrain, SRAM Red Quarq power […]

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SRAM’s Chain Catcher Now Available Aftermarket

SRAM today announced the availability of their new Chain Catcher as an aftermarket part. Initially an integrated part of SRAM’s RED-2012 YAW front derailleur, a kit available starting next month will bring the effective Chain Spotter to RED, Force, Rival, and Apex front braze on front derailleurs. The chain spotter is an integrated solution assuring […]

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Olympic Medalist Armstrong to Headline Women’s SRAM Tour of the Gila

Silver City, New Mexico, USA; For defending Olympic Time Trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, the 2011 SRAM Tour of the Gila presented an ideal, early-season opportunity to build upon her, already substantial, fitness. With its long, hilly stages, the SRAM Tour of the Gila has long been regarded as race where the strong get stronger. […]

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SRAM Extends Tour of the Gila Sponsorship

The early road season in the US has been marked by the iconic SRAM Tour of the Gila for the past 25 years. With SRAM extending its sponsorship to 2012, the May 2-6 event will be number 26. Considered one of the hardest and hilliest races in the US, the SRAM Tour of the Gila […]

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