Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Special Edition Post: This One is for the “Roadies”
 New Sram Red Group coming in March!
Listen up road bike riders! I decided to change it up and write one for all the roadies looking for that inside scoop on the much anticipated and soon to be released Sram Red group.  Many of you have been hearing the buzz about the new SRAM RED. Well, here are the facts you need to know about it if you are looking to upgrade from your previous setup.
1)  If you are looking to purchase one or several of 380 new groups being shipped to the US market in March I suggest you stop reading and get on the phone with your local bike shop and get it on order immediately.

2)  New Red 2012 is not entirely cross compatible. To run new Red 2012 you must include: Front Derailleur(FD), XGlide R Cranks(FC) and Shifters(SL)

  • Due to the innovative YAW no trim technology, the front derailleur(FD), shift levers(SL) and  crankset(FC) were designed as a precision shifting system and should be installed and utilized as a SRAM RED 2012 system
  • SRAM does not recommend mixing RED 2012 and RED 2011 FD, SL and FC components. They will not be compatible
  • SRAM RED 2012 FD, SL and FC are not backwards compatible with current SRAM RED 2011 components or other SRAM Road Groups (Force, Rival or Apex)

3)  SRAM Red 2012 Price and Weight:

2012 SRAM Red DoubleTap shift/brake levers
2012 SRAM Red rear derailleur
2012 SRAM Red front derailleur
2012 SRAM Red crankset, GXP, w/o bottom bracket
2012 SRAM Red crankset, BB30, w/o bottom bracket
2012 SRAM Red Quarq power meter, GXP
2012 SRAM Red XG-1090 cassette, 11-23T
2012 SRAM PC-1091R chain, 116 links
2012 SRAM Red GXP bottom bracket
2012 SRAM Red BB30 bottom bracket
2012 SRAM Red brake calipers, pair

Check out SRAM Road on Facebook for more details and in depth look at each new SRAM Red 2012 component.

Friday, February 24, 2012

SRAM 10 Speed Grip Shift

It’s official! The wait is almost over.  Everyone trying to convert your old 9 speed shifters  to 10 speed, you can now stop! SRAM is due to release XX and XO 2x10 compatible grip shifters in April 2012. This should be a huge plus for all you weight weenies or if you just simply prefer grip shift. There’s no doubt that the first shipments of these will go fast. Get to your local bike shop and get them on order!  
·       Quicker shifting through the range of gears
·       No levers to break off
·       Thumbs don’t hurt during long ride compared to trigger shifters
·       Lighter
·       Less expensive and more affordable!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Niner Air 9 Carbon RDO

Limited Edition Air 9 RDO

Just Released - February 2012

Feast your eyes on the new Niner Air 9 Carbon RDO! Niner just released 50 fully built Limited Edition bikes. (They are now SOLD OUT! They completely sold out once they went live on the website -- within 24 hours!)

Fear not Niner fan, frames and build kits will still be available for purchase from your local Niner dealers. Contact Eric at Rock N' Road Cyclery in Laguna Niguel @ (949)360-8045 for details.