SRAM Reviews and News


What the heck is SRAM WiFLi?


If you’ve done any drivetrain shopping lately, chances are you’ve come across the term WiFLi. Though it looks like either a “WiFi” typo, or a pretty bad name for a hip-hop dance squad, WiFLi is actually just what SRAM calls their wider range cassettes and derailleurs.

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SRAM Red eTap HRD drivetrain debuts at Eurobike


Among the biggest announcements at last week’s Eurobike trade show was SRAM’s unveiling of a disc brake version of its Red eTap wireless electronic drivetrain.

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SRAM Red eTap first ride review


New wireless electronic shifting system simple to set-up, easy to operate, and it looks great, too. Find out more in our first ride review.

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Motobecane Le Champion Ti and Carbon with SRAM eTap offers amazing value


Special limited run of Le Champion road bikes are SRAM eTap wireless equipped at a bargain price.

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SRAM recalls Zipp 88 Hubs, some Zipp QRs


Component maker SRAM has issued recalls for wheels featuring the Zipp 88v6, 88v7, or 88v8 aluminum front hub, and some Zipp quick releases.

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SRAM RED eTap: How it came to be (video)


Arguably the biggest technological development in recent years, wireless electronic shifting is making the cycling experience easier on the rider — and mechanic.

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Be first to own 2016 Specialized Tarmac with SRAM eTap


EBay auction supporting World Bicycle Relief is first chance to own top-shelf Tarmac race bike spec’d with SRAM’s eTap wireless shifting drivetrain.

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How To: Install SRAM’s new Red eTap wireless drivetrain


Just as you would expect, SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That’s what happens when you do away with all the cables, housing and wires.

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Video: Top 10 road cycling innovations of 2015


With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time to look back on the best in cycling technology from 2015. Check out this video that counts down the top 10 new road cycling products from the last 365 days.

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2016 Pinarello Dogma F8w spec’d with SRAM Red eTap


Italian bike maker Pinarello is first to unveil a 2016 model spec’d with SRAM’s new eTap wireless electronic shifting system.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset finally debuts


After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM’s own encryption system.

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road


The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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SRAM expands 1x drivetrain offerings to road bikes


Is SRAM trying to kill off the front derailleur on all bikes? They say no, but its new line of 1x products could change the way cyclists from all corners of the two-wheeled world shift gears.

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams


With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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Review: SRAM Force CX1 drivetrain with HydroR disc brakes


SRAM’s cyclocross-specific groupset and road hydraulic disc brakes are put to the test. Find out if they delivered top-tier race day performance or fell off the back.

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Best of 2014: Most viewed RoadBikeReview articles


We recount the most popular posts from the past 365 days. Have a look back and tell us what your favorites were.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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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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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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Official – 2012 SRAM RED Available This Spring


New SRAM RED represents the pinnacle of Road racing technology and delivers countless Performance Advantages to the Professional and Enthusiast alike. Available: March 2012 Groupset MSRP: $2575 New SRAM RED Changes Everything For 2012, the new SRAM RED continues in the SRAM tradition as the leader in light weight, flawless shifting, and ergonomic advantage with […]

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Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review


Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review by Dogpilot Price: $299.00 at Carbon Connection Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Colnago CX-1 Evo all SRAM Red, SRAM S-27 wheels Litespeed Titanium All SRAM Red Mavic Aksium wheels Favorite Ride: Colnago CX-1 EVO Summary: The SRAM Red compact crankset came […]

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Santos Tour Down Under kicks off SRAM RED’s World Tour Campaign


SRAM’s powerful RED-equipped ProTeams enter 2012 a potential threat to win every race, including Classics, Grand Tours, one week stage races, World Championships, as well as the upcoming London Olympics. SRAM’s componentry remains the lightest, most ergonomic, and most efficient in the world, and will begins its seventh year on the road with the introduction […]

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