Home > Bike Types > Mountain Bike

Spotted: Next Generation TRP Rear Derailleur & carbon Crankset?

8
Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

It’s that time of year again. Well, technically it’s much later in the year, but last week we were finally back walking the booths at the Sea Otter Classic. Along with catching up with old friends, we were on the lookout for new products—especially those hiding in plain sight. From the looks of things, we may have spotted the next generation of the TRP TR12 drivetrain along with a potential new crankset as well.

New TRP TR12 Rear Derailleur?

Next Generation TRP Rear Derailleur spyshot

Next Generation TRP Rear Derailleur spyshot

While this unmarked derailleur attempts to fly under the radar, the Hall Lock lever gives it away as a TRP product. That lever locks the movement of the B-Knuckle in relation to the mounting bolt keeping the noise down and adding stability to the system. While the Hall Lock is still there, there is another switch worth noting…

Next Generation TRP Rear Derailleur spyshot

The current TRP rear derailleur has a switch for turning the clutch on/off, but this derailleur has a larger lever in a different place. That makes us wonder if it’s adding some type of cage-lock mechanism for installing and removing the rear wheel.

Also note that the derailleur appears to have a completely different parallelogram orientation. The current derailleur’s linkage moves up and down, whereas this one appears to move side to side.

New Crankset Too?

Next Generation TRP crankset spyshot

It’s entirely possible that this is just some random crankset from another company completely. But we’d wager that since it’s paired with the prototype derailleur, it might be from TRP as well.

TRP carbon crankset spyshot

It was hard to tell with the thick layer of Laguna Seca dust over everything, but it certainly looks like the crank is carbon fiber.

TRP carbon crankset spyshot

The driveside of the crank looks to have a crank bolt and self-extractor cap, while the non-drive has a pre-load collar for adjusting the BB play. Does this mean TRP is getting closer to offering an entire drivetrain? Time will tell…

 

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

8 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
whatever
whatever
1 year ago

The more options and competition, the better.

Cryogenii
Cryogenii
1 year ago

Kinda looks more SRAM with a b tension lock added

ShopMechanic
ShopMechanic
1 year ago

Yes!

cheese
cheese
1 year ago

Please pair this with the fantastic Hylex brake levers.

Raul Matias
Raul Matias
1 year ago

Estes andam a dormir. Os outros, estao na era do airless. Outros, ja estao a testar os travoes airless. Estes, ainda andam a lançar componentes por cabo. Acordem para o negocio. Esse material, ja nao serve para nada. Isso é da idade da pedra

Davechopoptions
Davechopoptions
1 year ago

More brands entering the market just highlight how good Shimano stuff is, and with a way wider price range than anyone else can cater for.

CW
CW
1 year ago

The more options the better. the bicycle group sets market is over priced and over segmented by the big three.

Ron
Ron
1 year ago

Add drop bar shifters and it’s a win

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.