If you’ve been following the industry calendar for any amount of time, this won’t come as news, as SRAM has used the Sea Otter Classic as a launchpad for their future products for years.Ã‚Â But, just to whet your appetite a bit, here’s the little announcement we got along with our media RSVP.
Yep, that X-0 indicates there’s some new mountain bike goodies ready to take center stage, and there must be something big coming because SRAM’s hosting not one, but TWO media events this year (which means two free meals for us poor starving journos! yay!).
At risk of having to eat these words along with the delicious burritos they have at their press luncheon, here’s my prognostication, which is based more on my hopes and dreams than on any inside information (of which I have none with regards to SRAM):
- GUESS #1 – X-0 double cranksets for more affordable 2x__ drivetrain options
- GUESS #2 – X-0 10speed cassette and shifters to create a complete 2×10 X-0 drivetrain
- GUESS #3 – X-glide gear ratios drop down to X-0 level
- DREAM #1 – XX twist shifter
What do you think?Ã‚Â What do you want to see from SRAM?Ã‚Â Do you think this photo after the break is real?