Well, the cat is pretty much out of the bag by this point: apparently the next generation of Sram Red, is black.
Today they released some “spy” shots, followed by the video (after the break) that basically shows the entire group.
This has everyone wondering, is it just a color change? Surely, Sram has something else up their bright red sleeve? Perhaps, but the release of Sram Red Black does mark something that no other component group manufacturers has: choices of color for the top level group.
Ultimately, we will just have to wait to see if Sram has an ace up their sleeve, but until then – enjoy the Black.
Video teaser after the break!
UPDATE: Close ups of all components and the official word on any changes after the break!
Now it is official, that the new Black version of Sram Red is just a color change. Every other specification remains the same, so if you were waiting for some huge unveiling to switch to Sram, this isn’t it. However, if you are already on Sram and you are planning a custom build in the future, you may be pretty excited that now there is another color choice for the premier Sram Road drivetrain.