SRAM makes 'pro' alternative to X-Range gearing available to consumers

The larger chainrings demanded by the pros are now available for consumer purchase

SRAM Red eTap AXS

Just two years ago SRAM launched its AXS electronic groupsets with radically reimagined gearing. Dubbed ‘X-range’ the intention was to provide that holy grail of a wider range with smaller jumps between gears.

But the smaller chainring sizes – 50/37t being the largest – weren't fully adapted by the pro peloton. Trek Segafredo was one example, with the team being spotted using the ‘standard’ gearing of 53/39t chainrings.

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