SRAM Launches GX Downhill Components
CHICAGO, USA – SRAM’s latest addition to its components range, the GX downhill incorporates the German engineered 1X technologies and the X01 DH drivetrain. Also in road race SRAM stirred up the market with the introduction of the hydraulic disc brake platform on the Red eTap.
The GX downhill comes with a 7-speed cassette, a X-Horizon rear derailleur and X-Actuation trigger shifter. ‘Only’ 7-speed has many advantages in DH claims SRAM. “Fewer cogs allow for a faster transition from starting cog to the highest cog,” says the component manufacturer in a press release. “It also provide more rear wheel clearance around the spokes. The cassette is fully compatible with the X01 DH drivetrain and the splined driver body.” The 7-speed cogs range from 11 to 25 teeth.
The 7-speed X-Horizon rear derailleur, which has been designed to be incredibly precise and to limit the noise of chain slap to a minimum, is also fully compatible with the X01 DH drivetrain. The new GX groupset is available for retail this June at a recommended retail price of 203 euro.
Earlier this week, SRAM announced the introduction of its HydroHC hydraulic disc brake platform, exclusively for the Red eTap. This system is based on the successful HydroR and the Level brake-sets.
The HydroHC levers included SRAM’s new developed ‘Contact Point Adjustment’ technology. This allows complete customization of the braking and is paired with a new designed ergonomic hood.
The complete product specification including recommended retail price will be available at Eurobike. Availability is expected by October 2016.