SRAM to reveal new groupsets on Monday +Video

Component maker confirms that 11-spd & hydraulic brakes coming (very) soon

by Mat Brett   April 9, 2013  

SRAM 22 logo

US component brand SRAM has confirmed that they will release details of its new road groupsets this coming Monday, 15 April.

SRAM released a video on YouTube a few days ago, called SRAM 22, showing a new 11-speed cassette. It featured the logos of both SRAM Red and SRAM Force, the company’s two highest level road groups.

 

That video was uploaded to YouTube on 1 April leading some people to assume it was a joke, but it wasn’t; SRAM 22 is definitely happening.

SRAM have previously confirmed that they’re working on hydraulic brakes for road bikes and we can confirm that hydraulic braking will certainly feature in next week’s announcements.

But that’s yer lot for now, we’re afraid. Standby for all the details on road.cc next Monday. It should be a very important announcement with some big pointers to the way road bike tech will be going over the next few years. 

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I feel an 11 speed, electronic shifting, hydraulic braking system on the cards....

Or am I just dreaming again?

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
10th April 2013 - 1:03

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Two out of three would be our guess Wink

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
10th April 2013 - 8:15

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Electronic shifting is great for racing but I wish one of the big three would look at the Acros A-ge hydraulic system and develop a road system so that price of the system would decrease. Hydraulic shifting would not require as much maintenance (charging) as the electronic gruppo's. I could also see weight savings from the system and the advantage of being able to run tighter angles in hydraulic lines as compared to mechanical (cable operated) systems.

posted by stephen connor [21 posts]
10th April 2013 - 10:20

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stephen connor wrote:
Electronic shifting is great for racing but I wish one of the big three would look at the Acros A-ge hydraulic system and develop a road system so that price of the system would decrease. Hydraulic shifting would not require as much maintenance (charging) as the electronic gruppo's. I could also see weight savings from the system and the advantage of being able to run tighter angles in hydraulic lines as compared to mechanical (cable operated) systems.

Lightweight hydraulics taking less maintenance? are you for real!?

Charging is not maintenance, and those who actually use it even agree its infrequent.

Tighter angles than mechanical? nothing beats an electric cable in that respect.

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posted by STATO [411 posts]
10th April 2013 - 12:49

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Hydraulic shifting is rubbish compared to electronic.

Heavier, higher maintenance and more difficult to run satellite shifters.

The ideal scenario is a lever with inbuilt hydraulic reservoir, full hydraulic disc brakes and electronic shifting, all with full internal cable (well, wire and hose) routing.

Interestingly, I heard of a case of a Youth rider running Di2 as her young hands weren't strong enough to shift a lever all the way across so Di2 made excellent sense for her - touch button shifting. Needs wealthy parents though!

posted by crazy-legs [508 posts]
10th April 2013 - 12:57

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