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Brake Testing: SRAM Guide RSC Brakes

SRAM catches a new brake SRAM introduced the all-new Guide line of brakes earlier this year, and we have to say, we were surprised. After years of sticking to the “Taperbore” technology used on the Avid Elixir and X series products for years and years (Avid has long been the brake division of SRAM), the […]

New – SRAM RISE 60 Wheelset

SRAM has just introduced their new RISE 60 wheelset (available in 27.5″ or 29″).  These wheels feature all-new hubs and rims that are built for XC and trail riding.  The new rim is designed to take the impacts of XC racing, with its hook-less design and 21mm internal width.  This new design is suppose to […]

SRAM’s Moab Viewing of its 2015 Offerings

SRAM invited us out to Moab, Utah, for its third annual “Trail House” event. Trail House provides an up close and personal experience with SRAM’s latest products and the teams behind them. We spent three days on some of Moab’s most renowned trails, riding SRAM products alongside SRAM’s product managers and engineers. While it wasn’t […]

SRAM Brags About Their World Cup Winning Weekend

Momma told you it is not polite to brag, but SRAM had such a stellar weekend that you can forgive them for crowing a bit. Here is what they had to say… SRAM XO1 DH and RockShox BoXXer decorate the podium in Fort William, Scotland, at the third round of the UCI Downhill World Cup. On […]

First Look: SRAM’s X01 DH Drivetrain

Following the overwhelming success of the XX1 and X01, SRAM has adapted the core technologies of those 1X groups to create a downhill-specific drivetrain: X01 DH. The biggest departure from SRAM’s existing 1×11-speed groups is the move to a 7-speed configuration to better meet the needs of today’s downhill racers. X01 DH X-Horizon Rear Derailleur […]

Video: SRAM’s Steve Smith: Wandering

Coming off of a perfect sweep of the Crankworx Whistler downhill events, you can’t have a discussion about 2012 World Champion hopefuls without mentioning Steve Smith. SRAM put together this piece on their Canadian golden boy to help everyone get a glimpse of what he is all about. From SRAM: It could have something to-do […]

Product Test: Race Face Next Carbon 2×10 Cranks

    Canada’s Race Face went through a rough period, but that had nothing to do with the quality or functionality of the company’s products. In fact, the strength of their products is what got Race Face through the turmoil brought on by some bad business decisions. With those problems behind them, Race Face is […]

Product Test: Rotor Q Rings

Tech features:  While a few of the MBA wrecking crew were around for Biopace chainrings, Shimano’s asym- metrical chainrings from the late ’80s and early ’90s, the younger crewers never had to live through that experiment. Rotor’s Q-Rings, though similar at first glance, are a completely different beast. The concept behind these egg-shaped rings is […]

Mountain Bike Action Tech: Drivetrain Checkup

It doesn’t matter if you use a single speed, a traditional 3×9 drivetrain or one of the newfangled drivetrains, including 1×10, 2×10, 2×9 and 3×10 combinations; they all connect with a chain, and that series of links is what runs the show. Allow the chain to wear out or ride with a chain that is […]