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2011 SRAM Alpine White Apex Groupset

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While we’ve already seen the original SRAM Apex groupset, this year holds a surprising new addition to this elegant line of groupset from SRAM in the form of the 2011 SRAM Alpine White Apex Groupset.

The 2011 Apex will continue to feature all the best features from the Apex groupset, including a wide array of gear ratios far wider than the typical chainset arrangement. The 2011 Apex also features a wide ratio cassette concept dubbed “Wi-Fli” as well as double chainrings that help reduce the weight and improves the user’s ability to shift gears.

Visually though, the 2011 Apex groupset from SRAM changes its color from black to white. The group’s crankset, however, stays black but gets a matching white graphic to make the new groupset look striking in the color white.

No details about the price but SRAM have stated that the new groupset will be available in…

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2011 SRAM GXP BlackBox Ceramic Bottom Bracket

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SRAM is pulling out all the stops with a new addition to their ever expanding list of parts. Their latest creation, the 2011 SRAM Red GXP Blackbox Ceramic Bottom Bracket.

While similar in design and look with that of the SRAM Force series bottom brackets, the GXP Blackbox uses ceramic balls made out of silicon nitride within the sealed cartridge bearings, putting quality over quantity. And it is because of the materials used in the bottom brackets that helps in reducing the drag that a bottom bracket experiences when the crank arm spindle passes through it.

Being fabricated by SRAM these bottom brackets will work well with any type of SRAM crank sets. The GPX in particular is equipped with alloy cups, which are anodized in Red and are available in two different kinds of threading, one in a 68 mm English threading and another in Italian with a…

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SRAM (Red) OG 1090 Cassette

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The OG 1090 cassette’s main cogset is created out of a single forged form and in a complex series of operations that are CNC-guided, it is then heated and shaped into the finished product. Combining titanium’s weight with solid steel’s unrivaled strength and stiffness, it gives meaning to the words “highly durable”.

Lightweight: Innovative CNC‘d chromoly steel construction.
Durable: 35% harder than titanium!
Stiff: 15% stronger than its competitor.
OpenGlide technology allows for smoother transition between gears.


155g / 11-23, 166g / 11-26


Recommended Chain
PC 1091R, PC 1091, PC 1071

Lock Ring Material
Aluminum Anodized

Sprocket Material
Heat-Treated Steel

Recommended Group

Available in
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28

The OpenGlide tooth ramping technology makes faster chain transition between cog positions possible. OG was used in this product to ensure…

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SRAM (Red) 1091R PowerChain

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The new and improved SRAM 1091R PowerChain is the latest feature from the world’s leading bike parts manufacturer, SRAM. This utilitarian bike chain provides the latest advancement only SRAM can provide.

The SRAM 1091R Powerchain features outer plates that are heavily chamfered to improve the quality of your bike’s shifting as well as provides a silent run. The new 1091R chain also features an improved inner plate finish. 1091R chain sports a chrome hardened pin construction for a longer and better chain life, too.

The help of SRAM’s HollowPin technology gives these powerchains added plate retention strength, shifting efficiency for both front and rear shifting and low weight benchmarks that are unreachable in solid pin chain applications. The SRAMs’ 10 speeds PowerChain also provides precise movements without sacrificing strength.

SRAM has infused the 1091R PowerChains with PowerLock technology, which is a tool free and certain way of connecting all 10 speed chains…

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SRAM Red Front Derailleur

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The SRAM Red Front Derailleur brings precision shifting to new heights thanks a lot to nice and new modifications from the previous model of last year.

The new red front derailleur provides cyclists with very smooth up shifting and downshifting for those hills and mountain paths. It is also because of the new built in modifications that gives these derailleurs provide riders with the proper balance in the transition between upshifting and downshifting. Because of its lightweight build, the SRAM red front derailleur features a very excellent ride no matter what the terrain may be.

This cool derailleur set also makes turning, shifting and trimming fast and easy thanks to a hardened titanium cage racing across either traditional or compact ring sets.

Another something that sets the Red apart from other SRAM products, particularly the Force, is that is 30g lighter, making for quick and smooth shifts and turns.


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2011 Santa Cruz 29er Hardtail Coming Soon

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A 2011 super lightweight Santa Cruz carbon 29er hardtail is apparently in the works from Santa Cruz. Added reports suggest that the new hardtail will make the rounds around the market this year and will weigh an astonishing 20lbs, 9 oz.

The image was leaked on Santa Cruz’s official blog with a few details prior to its release. It seems that the hardtail will consist of a Fox F29RLC fork, some SRAM XX components and ENE carbon clincher wheelset complete with tubes.

While sporting a medium sized frame and an ultra cool, tapered head tube the unnamed Santa Cruz bike has started some buzz online regarding its name and on its performance. Speaking of parts, there are also a lot of added features based on the images leaked, including a carbon molded IS disc mount and rear dropouts.

Though Santa Cruz representatives have been coy about the actual release date of their…

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2011 SRAM Red Rear Derailleur

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The year begins with a double treat for cycling enthusiasts with the 2011 SRAM Red Rear Derailleur that nicely complements the 2011 SRAM Red Front derailleur and boasts of Exact Actuation technology.

As with the front derailleur, the SRAM Red series rear derailleur gives a fluid performance thanks to the technology of Exact Actuation, which makes movement while riding more precise and provides level gear changes while running. With the EA system pulsing through your bike’s 2011 SRAM Red Rear Derailur, expect tighter cog spacing as well as exact cable tension.

The SRAM Red might have been based on an older model, that being the SRAM Force, but it’s got a lot of new tricks and improvements up its sleeve, including a lighter weight thanks to the carbon-fiber cage and carbon fiber inner link, which was added during manufacturing of the derailleur.

With a 153g mechanism consisting of outstanding components,…

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