6-8-07 // Previewed: New SRAM Hardware

SRAM dropped a few new choice pieces of hardware off with us recently. There aren't any radical redesigns here just some small changes as well as a bit of model expansion.

X.0 Rear Derailleur – The new X.0 receives two changes, the first being merely cosmetic. In celebration of their twentieth Anniversary (SRAM was founded in 1987) the new X.0 gets some special gold bling in the form of an anodized hanger bolt and gold X.0 logo. The second change should improve durability as the all-carbon cage has been replaced with a front carbon and rear aluminum hybrid cage.

Avid Code 5 Disc Brakes – The new Code 5 is less expensive than the original Code brake. The Code 5 has the same four-piston caliper, sandwiched banjo bolt and pit bull bite on the rotors, but its simpler one-piece lever lacks the triple oversized cartridge bearing assembly and the pad contact point adjustment knob. We expect these to be a popular OEM spec on many new DH and freeride bikes.

Avid BB7 – The BB in BB7 stand for "ball bearing" and anyone who has used them knows how smooth and simple these mechanical disc calipers are to use and set up. This was the disc brake that starting it all for SRAM and they are giving the BB7 and update with a refined casting and new color.