SRAM XX To Start Shipping In August

In an article posted on Bike Europe it is reported that the new SRAM XX 2X10 speed mountain bike gruppo will start shipping to dealers in August. The group, with the first 10 speed rear cassette dedicated to off roading, will be the centerpiece of SRAM’s 2010 offerings. Spanning all of SRAM’s component manufacturers, XX will include brakes from Avid, crank sets  from TruVativ, and even fork offerings from its Rock Shox brand.

According to the report on Bike Europe, the XX group has been in development for two years and was tested by several pro athletes along the way. The Cyclist expects that Shimano and perhaps FSA, (which has been rumored to be working on an 11 speed cassette/shifters for mtb and road), will be showing components to compete with XX this fall. SRAM will “officially” debut the XX group at this falls Eurobike trade show, although this seems to be more a formality at this point.

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