SRAM unveils new Black Red groupset

Following the success of the strictly limited edition LTE Red, SRAM is launching Black-Red for 2011.

While it uses a new anodised finish, featuring graphic updates previously only available to sponsored pros, there are also some nice technical updates and details – applying to both the new Black and well as the continuing Silver option.

A new black anodised finish on the chainrings is not only a cosmetic update but it’s a tougher coating lifted from the successful MTB line and is named Blast black.

Brake callipers gain Swiss Stops GHP-2 compound pads as standard with a Yellow – Swiss Stop – carbon rim option also available.

Both Black and Silver options share a shifter with a new reach adjust screw. Gone is the fiddly hidden screw, replaced by a more accessible screwdriver fitment.

Just as SRAM sponsored pro team mechanics have been bodging for years, there is now a steel cage option for the front mech. Out back, the rear mech is essentially the same: carbon rear cage and ceramic jockey wheels but with updated – laser etched – H and L adjuster markings.

The back plate of the one piece, OpenGlide, cassette is now also available in a black anodised option to maintain the stealth looks of the whole  – Gloss Black finished – SRAM Black-Red.

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The new SRAM Red rear mech still with the carbon cage

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SRAM’s brake and gear level continues to use the company’s Double Tap gear system

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The complete groupset, including the SRAM frog

External links
SRAM’s official website