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SRAM to License its Popular X-SYNC Technology

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CHICAGO, USA – In an effort to provide consumers more choice single-ring 1X Drivetrains featuring X-SYNC chain rings, SRAM has licensed this precision-based technology to two industry partners: Chromag and Accell Group.

SRAM to License its Popular X-SYNC Technology
SRAM has filed numerous patent applications on narrow-wide/thick-thin tooth geometry. – Photo SRAM

In a statement SRAM announces that both industry suppliers will be manufacturing their own versions of SRAM’s X-SYNC rings, to be distributed through their own networks. Both companies will continue to use and support all SRAM 1X Drivetrain components in addition to this license.

Matching SRAM components

This narrow-wide design (also referred to as thick-thin) is an original SRAM technology, designed and engineered to be paired with matching SRAM components to ensure proper function. Imitation rings not manufactured to proper SRAM specifications may result in rapid wear and poor mud clearance, both of which may result in dropped chains.

Tooth geometry

SRAM has filed numerous patent applications on narrow-wide/thick-thin tooth geometry. The company’s German engineering teams invented narrow-wide/thick-thin chain retention for bicycles and SRAM continues to improve on it. SRAM states strongly to believe that consumers deserve both choice and design integrity in the products they purchase. SRAM reserves the right to enforce its intellectual property in all matters relating to X-SYNC.

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