Although we are still the big shows are still some way away, SRAM chose today, 18th April to present its 2009 line-up. Red, Force and Rival groupsets are updated though the changes are
relatively minor upgrades. The Rival groupset gets some carbon composite.
The crankset gets an important upgrade:
There are two new cassettes offered in addition to the the current 11/23 and 11/26:
It would certainly be good if SRAM offered cassettes starting with a 12 tooth sprocket which would be better suited to casual riders. Let’s hope SRAM is busy with this too.
Sram Red – TT
SRAM extends its time trial offer with new components.
– A PowerGlide technology chainring:
– The 500TT derailleurs levers have a Red touch
– Aero brake levers, the 500TT:
The SRAM Force groupset gets several upgrades trickling down from the Red groupset. Only the levers are modified:
* They are longer
Certainly the most reworked for 2009. It uses a lot of the systems featured on the high range groupsets. This will probably be a best-seller if the price is right.
– Black finish
– Aluminium hollow cranks, OCT technology (open core)