No weight differenceph0enix said:How much lighter is it than the regular Red?
Commissioned to celebrate SRAM’s podium clean sweep at the 2009 Tour de France with Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck and Lance Armstrong, the company’s new Limited Tour Edition - LTE - groupset is being used by all three former winners – Armstrong, Contador and Carlos Sastre - riding the 2010 edition of the Tour.
The LTE groupset will only be available to the aftermarket and through SRAM dealers from September 2010 and is essentially a limited numbers version of the RED groupset in which any part finished in polished silver goes black, carbon-fibre remains carbon-fibre and any decoration in red becomes yellow, the brake levers gaining an oversized SRAM logo as seen on Team Saxo Bank and Astana bikes at the 2009 Tour. SRAM’s 1090 R2C and 900 bar end shift levers will also receive the same colour swap to permit the assembly of a complete LTE-equipped TT machine.
Operation, technology and useability remain identical to SRAM Red, as does the overall groupset weight at around 1800g. Price is yet to be confirmed.