In addition to the new white color for their Apex road group, SRAM unveiled a new X0 Classic Silver option. It’s a new highly polished silver finish on all exterior alloy parts, and it’s available on all current configurations of X0. Existing color options are also still available.
Next up, making a change from their well-hyped 3:2 gear ratios introduced with XX and carried across their 2×10 groups, there will be new gear options at X0, X9 and X7 levels. Two new ratios for front chainrings, 24/38 and 22/36, will be available stock with revised spiders to accommodate the new gearing. They’ll also be available aftermarket as ring and spider sets that can be put on existing crank arms. Product manager Chris Hilton says they wanted to focus on both shift performance (3:2) and having the right gear range for a wider range of bikes, particularly 29ers. From our experience, this is a good move to offer a lower gearing for climbing but larger big ring to keep it from getting maxed out too easily on the downhills.
Lastly, they’ll offer a new front derailleur with shorter cage for long travel bikes and 29ers that need extra frame clearance. Clamp stays in the same place, just the cage changes shape. More pics of the Classic Silver X0 components after the break…
Even the brakes get the chromed treatment.