The SRAM Group have brought their four component arms – SRAM, RockShox, Truvativ and Avid –together to create their first complete mountain bike groupset, dubbed XX. It's packed with features and technology, exceptionally lightweight – and expensive – and ups the ante of performance for the cross-country set. BikeRadar's technical editor James Huang headed to Borgo Pian del Mucini, Italy to find out more.
This could be the ultimate performance Groupe for faster MTB and Cyclocross use. At $2500 it better be good!
This could be the ultimate performance Groupe for faster MTB and Cyclocross use. At $2500 it better be good! They should have named it $$. The rear derailleur is compatible with Sram brifters, I'm less sure about the front. The system uses 10 speed road chains. I would consider (after plenty of research) using the rear Cassette & derailleur with a CX compact double crank, chainrings & derailleur on a touring or Cyclocross bike.
Edited by WILDCAT - 6/5/2009 at 12:43 pm GMT