Yup… missed it at Sea Otter, but I did predict this would be the case. The official launch of SRAM’s new X9 and X0 2×10 drivetrains! The full-spectrum from X7 to XX is now 2×10 and will be available in August of this year. Simplification and specialization are really the two key words here. Simplification because overlapping gears are reduced and specialization because the front derailleur now only has two movements while corresponding chainrings can be tuned even more finely for crisper shifting.

While the XX grouppo is absolutely superb, the price-point really put the hurt on those wanting to make the leap. Now, with the whole spectrum covered with 2×10, riders of all styles and budgets can now hop into 2×10 and enjoy the benefits of lighter-weight and crisp, simplified shifting.

The word from SRAM:

It won World Cups in XC, DH and 4X. It was multiple times World Champion. It was ridden all over the world, on every style of mountain bikes. SRAM X0 is a living legend which made many mountain bikers heroes. For 2011 the new X0 returns as a complete product family, featuring the legendary XO rear derailleur, trigger shifters and an all new 2X10 crankset with front derailleur for unmatched shifting performance. The new Avid X0 brake, provides the perfect balance of power and lightweight.

Available in four color variations (red, gold, silver, blue), with multiple gear ranges, derailleur cage lengths and disc rotor sizes the new SRAM X0 (2×10) is the key to an incredible level of performance and integration for a variety of applications, from all-mountain to gravity riding, right up to XC racing. Available August 2010.

More Info: Visit SRAM2x10.com

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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