Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Latest news: 2012 Sram Red details released!

Sram will be releasing their newly revised Red group set in March of 2012. Claimed weight for the entire groupset (drivetrain (GXP), brakes, shifters... everything) is targeted at 1791g.

Sram being a supporter of BB30 will have 4 versions of their cranksets available. BB30, standard BSA, BSA + Quarq power meter and BB30 + Quarq.

Total MSRP is 2227 € or $2935 USD (for non power meter versions). Which means if you live in Canada it will be $5000 CDN (for non power meter versions).

Lightweight, hollow carbon construction Exogram ™
• X-Glide ™ chainrings R: advanced switching technology
• Recessed bolt for higher strength and higher stiffness
• Weight: 557 grams without the bottom bracket for the BB30 version, 609 grams for GXP
• Price: 388 € (~$500 USD) GXP, BB30 425 (~$560 USD) € (from May 2012)

Optional integration of the Quarq power meter
• Light weight and + / - 1.5% accuracy
• Integrated electronics for maximum reliability
• User friendly: visible ID, LED display, removable battery
• OMNICAL ™: matching TT chainrings without recalibration
• Weight: 778 grams (GXP)
• Price: € 1725 (~$2250 USD) GXP, €1768 (~$2325 USD) BB30 (from May 2012)

• Exact Actuation ™: fast and accurate switching
• New Aeroglide ™-idlers for silent performance
• New cage and derailleur design for optimized distances to the cassette
• Weight: 145 grams
• Price: 308 €  (~$400 USD)

The new front derailleur with integrated chain catcher similar to the K-Edge Chain Catchers

• Yaw ™ Our revolutionary technology enables a trim-free switching.
• Fast and accurate optimized switching
• Lighter and more rigid cage made of optimized materials
• Weight: 74 grams (Anl√∂tversion, excl 12 grams of "hooks")
• Price: 118 € (~$155 USD)

• ErgoDynamic ™ design
• New reach adjustment to all hand sizes adaptable
• DoubleTap ZeroLoss ® and ™ for smooth and precise shifts
• Weight 280 grams
• Price: 550 € (~$725 USD)

 • Aero ™-arm improved modulation and high power
• Slim profile and aerodynamic adjustment
• Aerodynamic quick release with 4 marked positions
• Swiss Stop brake pads
• Weight: 240 grams (pair)
• Price: 302 € (~$400 USD)

 • Super-light, hollow dome steel construction with 10 courses
• Stealth Ring ™ elastomers for a smooth run
• Large aluminum sprocket and extremely durable finish
• Weight: 135 grams (11-23T)
• Price: 289 € (~$380 USD)

• HollowPin ™ technology combines traction, incredible switching efficiency and light weight.
• 255 g, 114 links
• PowerLock ™-links
• Weight: 255 grams (114 links)
• Price: 75 €(~$100 USD)

The bottom brackets are equipped with ceramic bearings. Specifically, this means the GXP version priced at (105 grams) 197 € and the BB30 bearings with 53 grams at  211 €.

Rumors of the hydrualic brakes for Sram Red groupset were also confirmed:

Available to the new RED be in stores from March Incidentally. SRAM confirmed that they are currently working on hydraulic disc brakes and wheels. The wheel-house specialist ZIPP rims is right to hang up. Both should be presented in Fall of 2012...

It's been rumored that SRAM RED level is developing hydraulic brakes. We want to confirm this and let you know that we are currently working on a hydraulic disc brake and a hydraulic rim brake. Information on pricing will come at a later date and no photos are currently available.
• Hydraulic disc brake: RED level / drop bar lever actuated DoubleTap / All new master cylinder and caliper / 140-160mm discs
• Hydraulic rim brake: RED level / drop bar lever actuated DoubleTap / tire clearance up to 28C / Firecrest rim compatible

Photos: SRAM

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