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Coming from SRAM in Feb: new Red

Video teaser offers mostly clues for now...

Component makers SRAM have released a video this morning offering enticing glimpses of a new version of their range-topping Red groupset.

There is no other detail apart from the moody photography in the 37-second teaser. There is definitely a revised shift lever visible but the revised XX-style cassette still has 10 sprockets and the front gear mechanism has a cable clamp on the top of it in the usual position.

SRAM have certainly nailed their colours to the mast recently over the advantages of mechanical shifting while Shimano and now Campagnolo have launched electronically-actuated groups. This seems to confirm that SRAM are sticking with both cables and 10-speed suggesting that we'll be seeing something soon about them 'taking mechanical shifting to the next level.' Or something. It will certainly be lighter still in an area where SRAM Red is already King of the Hill.



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