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SRAM Trickles 2×10 Tech Down to X5 Group

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SRAM X5 brings 2x10 ten speed mountain bike drivetrain shifting to low end budget bicyclesLike all good things, SRAM’s 2×10 drivetrain tech continues to trickle down, this year making it all the way to the entry level X5.

It gets Exact Actuation, 1:1 shifting and will be available in 2×10, 3×10 and 3×9 options. You could still do 2×10 2×9 if you want but they don’t recommend it because the chainrings, chain and cogs are optimized for either 9- or 10 speeds, so front performance wouldn’t be as tight as it should.

The group will also have their All Mountain bash guard as an option. The only limitation is that it doesn’t get the new non requires the X0 or X7 chainring-specifif front derailleur to use the non-3:2 chainring combos that were recently introduced.

UPDATED: Pricing, specs and weights after the break, plus the changes visible here.

SRAM’s European mountain bike marketing manager Simon Cittati says this gives beginners the intuitive simplicity of a double with the range of a 10 speed cassette with max 36 tooth cog. The X5 (1030) level cassette even has an aluminum spider construction. Technology trickles down pretty far, just weight and materials finish really separate it from the upper tiers. Pic of the crankset after the break…

SRAM X5 brings 2x10 ten speed mountain bike drivetrain shifting to low end budget bicycles

Rear Derailleur X-5 10-speed Medium Cage Aluminum Black – MSRP 64.00 USD
Front Derailleur X-5 2×10 – MSRP range 35.00-42.00 USD
Shifter X-5 Trigger Set 2×10 – MSRP 62.00 USD
SRAM Crank X5 – MSRP range 136.00 – 195.00 USD
Cassette PG-1030 11-36 10 speed – MSRP 75.00 USD


X5 Rear Derailleur

  • SRAM Exact Actuation for precise and dependable
  • 10-speed performance
  • Direct Route Technology for lighter effort shifting
  • 36-tooth cassette compatibility
  • Long and medium cage lengths available
  • Black and Silver finish

X5 Trigger Shifters

  • SRAM’s 2X10 and 3X10 Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance
  • Impulse Technology
  • Black and Silver finish

X5 Fr ont Derailleur

  • Wide-range 2X10 and 3X10 systems with X-Glide
  • Front-shifting Technology
  • Dual-pull routing
  • 2 clamp options fit most popular seat tube sizes

X5 2X10 Crank

  • Forged AL-6061 asymmetric crankarm shape
  • X-Glide 2X10 and 3X10 shifting technology 26-39,
  • 28-42 and 22-33-44 gearing
  • New 22-36 and 24-38 chainring options
  • PF30 and BB30 options
  • GXP bottom bracket featuring Gutter Seal Technology
  • 2 graphic colors: Silver, Black

SRAM PG-1030 Cassette

  • PowerGlide Technology provides super-smooth shifting between gears
  • 11-36 gearing provides the perfect range for MTB enthusiasts and trail riders
  • Durable Nickle Chrome finish

Giga X Pipe (GXP) XR

  • New Gutter Seal Technology drastically improves sealing against the elements
  • Friction-free design and reduced seal drag
  • Custom steel bearings
  • Black finish
  • Low profile cup shape


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12 years ago

Grip Shift Twisters yet for any of the 2 x 10 lineup?

12 years ago

Do you mean ‘You could do a 2×9’ by any chance? Because you CAN do a 2×10, that’s the whole SRAM’s marketing campaign lately…

12 years ago

I gots 3×9 with X0 GripShift and it’s time for a new drivetrain after 4+ years on it, maybe I has to suck up to triggers now.

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