Mountain Gear

SRAM X0 Silver: More Bling and Bang

X0 now sexier in silver and easier to spin with 38/24 and 36/22 chainring options

The X0 Silver crank arms are carbon fiber composite with a forged aluminum spider and 7075 CNC AL chainrings and is available in 2x or 3x10.

SRAM is not only coming out with a shiny new option on its XO line, it’ll be a little easier to pedal as well.

On the aesthetic side of things, those looking for a new group will find XO now rendered in chrome and polished silver and dubbed, you guessed it — XO Silver. Oh, but the all-new. lighter weight carbon crank is rendered in black.

On the more functional side of things, SRAM will have new gear options for the XO and X7 families — 38/24 and 36/22 chainring options that feature the same chain line as the current 2×10 systems.

“It’s not just weight-conscious cross-country riders using SRAM 2×10,” said Ron Ritzler, SRAM’s external drivetrain category manager. “It has quickly become the choice for all performance-minded mountain bikers. With that in mind, we’re adding two new 2×10 gearing ranges, 38/24 and 36/22.”

Ritzler said the 38/24 chainrings are aimed at the “growing 29er market.” And he said the 36/22 range offers the lowest 2X gear available from any system.

SRAM partnered with MRP on the chainguides, which are will be available in May in BB-Mount, ISCG or ISCG 05 mounting standards in two Sizes: 36-40 Tooth Capacity and 32-36.

Meanwhile, SRAM has partnered with MRP on new chain management solutions that complements SRAM’s current crank and drivetrain options. The chainguides will ship in May and include:
• MRP replaceable Skid Plate Design
• Upper and lower guide including sealed bearing pulley provide full chain retention
• Easy Installation. Front-access, single-bolt positioning of upper and lower guide with captive hardware
• Light weight aluminum mounting plate
• Low profile installation compatible with wide range of chain lines
• Available in BB-Mount, ISCG or ISCG 05 mounting standards
• Two Sizes: 36-40 Tooth Capacity and 32-36 Tooth Capacity
• Available in black or white