X7 Type 2 Rear Derailleur
Trickle-down technology continues to make high-tech more affordable, and SRAM‘s 10-speed drivetrain offerings are no exception. SRAM‘s cheekily named Type 2 (the silent killer) clutch-type rear mech has been introduced at the X7 level, meaning a 293-gram 10-speed rear-derailleur sans chain slap with an $89 MSRP. The X7 Type 2 has a 36-tooth maximum capacity and is offered in short, medium and long-cage options.
CAGE LOCK is also par for the course in Type 2 territory, meaning you can lock the cage in place—i.e., extended—with the push of a button to make trailside maintenance less of a headache. Things are much easier when you have both hands free to fumble with tire levers.
The new X0 shifter will retail for $262 and gets all the goods: ball-bearing pull lever, adjustable pull lever and three different colors to choose from—the latter being the most important.
All three versions go on a diet, allowing for an easier fit among the ever-increasingly crowded handlebar real-estate with proliferation of bar-mounted remotes for suspension, dropper posts, etc. The box for Zero Loss Shifting—read instant—will also be checked off on all updated shifters.
The new X9 shifters will retail for $123 and feature a ball-bearing pull lever.
The affordable workhorse of the line, the X7, gets a price tag of $70 and a quick cable change port.
by Don Stefanovich