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

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. 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.