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SRAM Red Adds ‘Oil Slick’ Chain & Cassette, Plus 4-Battery AXS Charger!

rainbow oil slick SRAM Red cassette and chain
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In addition to the new Force AXS & XPLR groups, SRAM also showed off a four-slot AXS battery charger and the rainbow-hued “oil slick” finish for Red cassettes and chains.

Paired with the right frame color, and let’s be honest, there are a lot of “right frame colors” that will work with this, the new oil slick finish looks just as good on roads (and not roads) as it has on mountain bikes.

rainbow oil slick SRAM Red cassette and chain

It might be a Red level component, but it looks darn nice with the new Force AXS’ Unicorn Gray sparkle finish.

rainbow oil slick SRAM Red cassette and chain

Available separately, the cassette is offered in 10-28 and 10-33 sizes for $377 (€401 / £358). The chain is the Red level chain with hollow pins and Hard Chrome inner links, and retails for $75 (€80 / £72).

SRAM AXS Multi-Battery Charger

SRAM four-battery charger for AXS batteries with USB-C

There’s also a new four-battery charger for your AXS batteries. I’m as excited about this as I am everything else that launched as it 1) switches to USB-C and 2) declutters my workbench by giving me one single charger for all the stuff.

And, it’s a rapid charger, getting four dead batteries up to 75% in 60 minutes, then trickle-charging them to full after that. Or just throw a single battery on there while you’re getting dressed and it’ll have plenty of charge for your lunch ride.

It’s for anyone with more than one AXS-equipped bike, or maybe even a mountain bike with a Reverb AXS, Flight Attendant suspension, and Eagle AXS group, there are four batteries just on one bike. Retail is $120 (€145 / £130).

SRAM.com

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Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
1 year ago

I’m wealthy, can’t imagine being comfortable enough to occupy the $377 cassette buyer segment.

Phillip B
Phillip B
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Not everyone can afford a Ferrari, but some can

David
David
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

They do last bloody ages though!

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 year ago
Reply to  David

They really don’t last that long. They just last long for how light they are

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Considering how long these single piece cassettes last, it can often times any up being a cost savings

fitne
fitne
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Not everyone can afford a Ferrari either, products are made for almost everyone out there despite where you sit

Eugene C
Eugene C
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

With a rotation of 4 waxed chains, an 11-speed XG-1190 I’ve ridden since 2018 still hasn’t worn out. It has something like 30000 miles on it. That’s the power of hot-melt waxing, but keep in mind I rarely ride in wet conditions.

dan1one
1 year ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Not that wealthy then 🙂

Collin S
Collin S
1 year ago

You’ve been able to get 2 battery charger blocks off amazon for a while with 2 knock off batteries for about $50 on amazon and even less if you don’t want the batteries. $120 for that with no batteries is pretty crazy.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 year ago
Reply to  Collin S

There’s no reason they need to price accordingly with knockoff charges that negate your warranty. I’m happy using them but plenty of people will still buy this

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

honestly surprised it took this long for road to get colored cassettes. thanks for not being gold.

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe

Is oil slick really any better? No.

No, it’s not.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

All, down to personal preference. At the end of the day we just collectively agree keep them all silver.

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

I wish biking was simpler
All this shit talking is exhausting

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke

You can totally bike and not shit talk or even read the shit talking. Plenty of people bike and barely read any cycling stuffs online

Yannick
Yannick
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke

It is as simple as you want it to be. I just like fancy looking things. I could ride an ugly bike that’s just as good as my beautiful bike. Pretty sure I would ride it less though. I get motivation out of having nice gear.

Dr h
Dr h
1 year ago

I’m getting one…the red cassette. Rotational weight and all of that

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