Blacksmith Cycle — SRAM

Component Rankings

Campagnolo component rankings Dura Ace 9001 Groupset rankings saddle rankings Shimano SRAM Tech Stuff tire rankings Wheelset rankings

Hi Blacksmithers! As we head towards next season, our crew is lucky to have already had the chance to test out much of the new 2015 products that will be available to pimp your ride or spec your new build. To celebrate, we have released our first ever Component Rankings and even given the list its own header, above, so you can refer back throughout the year. So click above to read our massive rankings, which we will continue to update in the following categories: Groupsets / Wheelsets / Tires / Cockpits / Saddles / Pedals / Weight-Savers / Powermeters / Trainers Feel free to email...

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Thursday Preview: SRAM Red 2012 Arrives

Sales and Shop News SRAM Sram red 2012 sram red 2012 toronto sram red 2013 sram red canada Tech Stuff

Pleased to announce that our first two SRAM Red 2012 Groupsets have arrived and are for sale. Initial impressions have exceeded our expectations.  The "boy-racer" look we expected is much more muted, with a careful examination revealing a somewhat sophisticated aesthetic, with clean lines and rather forceful graphics. We always loved the Double-tap system and amazingly low weight of Red, and now with front shifting improvements, revised brake design, a quieter cassette, a beefier crankset and more ergonomic brifters, we've been left considering how much weight a SRAM Red group would chop of our own steeds! Beefier hidden arm crankset with nice UD shimmer:...

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