- Bike Checks
SRAM has just dropped us some information on what's coming up in shifting for 2014 - aside from a new trigger design, the big story is clutch technology making its way onto the X7 rear derailleur. We're big fans of these new types of derailleurs, as they offer significant performance benefits on the trail, and to see them become more affordable is great news!
Trickle down technology at work - 2 years after the introduction of the Type II derailleur design on the X0 platform, the same technology has made its way down to the mid-range X7 platform. That basically means you can buy last year's X9 derailleur at X7 pricing, which is good news all around.
ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ Technology:
CAGE LOCK™ Technology:
SRAM TYPE 2 lets you push your cage forward and lock it into place with the push of a button. This creates slack, removing all tension from the chain. With CAGE LOCK,TYPE 2 makes wheel removal and installation—as well as chain installation—easier than before.
X7 Type Derailleur Specifications:
2014 sees a complete re-design of the triggers, with zero loss shifting and a smaller form factor across the range, as well as a number of other features:
The features are distributed within the range as follows:
|XX Internals||Ball Bearing||Zero Loss||Smaller Package||Carbon|
The new triggers will be available in May, at the following prices:
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