Sram 22 – Sram Goes 11 Speed?

So it is April 1st and all, but this one could really go either way. I’m quite sure the cassette pictured here is not an actual 11 speed road cassette due to the increased cog spacing between the two smallest cogs, but is this a teaser of things to come? Sram’s 22 may be real, or it may not – jump past the break to check out the video for yourself.

Thanks to Micah for the tip on the video.


Patrick - 04/01/13 - 1:36pm


Dave - 04/01/13 - 1:48pm

Official announcement is scheduled for 4/10 or 4/11.

Topmounter - 04/01/13 - 1:54pm

Must be fake, nobody asked for 11 cogs.

klarf - 04/01/13 - 2:06pm

Two 11 teeths? No a perfect fake!

Daren - 04/01/13 - 2:07pm

Looks like they just stacked a 12 tooth and 11 tooth outer cog on top of one another. The spacing is beyond FUBAR

MVasatta - 04/01/13 - 2:13pm

First April !

Herrrooo - 04/01/13 - 2:16pm

it’s actually real, Red 22 it will be called

Gerry - 04/01/13 - 2:19pm

Guys…it’s April 1st., calm down. Of course it’s fake.

trulsson - 04/01/13 - 2:24pm

Zipp posed the same video – lending some level of credence.

trulsson - 04/01/13 - 2:26pm

Additionally – within the industry, April 1st is not solely for the use of jokes. SantaCruz released the TallBoyLT on 4/1/12, and the Bronson on 4/1/13.

Lee - 04/01/13 - 2:38pm

The headline got my interest because I thought it was 1 x 22, now that would be worth a new hub standard for road! Also, those two bikes are not “jokes” by Santa Cruz?

Morgan - 04/01/13 - 2:48pm

I bet my left nut that they do 2×11 speed road within the next year or two, and that they will use their new freehub design. So now we will have 3 separate freehub systems (campagnolo, shimano, and sram).

paul - 04/01/13 - 2:54pm

I wish this was fake. But it’s not.

NoBodyMan - 04/01/13 - 2:56pm

I am going to run 10-speed till I die.

Gravity - 04/01/13 - 3:00pm

I don’t think this is remotely like anything SRAM will be offering, but I’ve heard for a long time that SRAM had eleven speed in the works, and were only waiting for Shimano to release 9000 so that they could piggyback on the freehub design. Recently, I’ve heard that some industry bigwigs were shown prototype levers and drivetrains in private meetings. No word on what the levers were like, or if it actually used the new Shimano freehub, but it seems logical.

Gillis - 04/01/13 - 3:07pm

NOBodyMan, I said the same thing about 8spd. I upgraded to 10spd last year. So maybe in ten years I’ll upgrade to 12 speed.

Tom - 04/01/13 - 3:31pm

I’ve heard from the insdie that SRAM is confirmed for 11 this year.

captain hook - 04/01/13 - 3:37pm

11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,12 is the new Jens Voigt cassette

El Vira - 04/01/13 - 3:45pm


Campy Seatpost - 04/01/13 - 4:03pm

2×11 is lame.

I’d rather run an 11-30 straight block like on Campy’s new Super Alfredo EPS group. You need a 160×30 thru-axle for the extra cogs, but the fatter hub will shorten spokes and shrink voids, for a stiffer, more aero wheel. Hydraulic drum brakes are just icing on the cake for anybody who wants to cheat the wind.

DRIVEbyTRAIN - 04/01/13 - 4:40pm

In a few years we will have totally new drivetrain and another people would say “this is the best one”…

alex - 04/01/13 - 4:41pm

10-21 cassette

bob smith - 04/01/13 - 5:01pm

This is a fake. But, Sram will be unveiling an 11 speed Red group at Sea Otter. Also, the hydro brake version will be there, in 11 speed form.

Dude - 04/01/13 - 5:35pm

It’s real. TRUST ME!!!! You think it’s just coincidence that all zipp wheels started coming with 11 speed cassette this year? No it isn’t you’ll see it introduced in a few days and on bikes this summer.

Frank - 04/01/13 - 6:19pm

Um, that spacing is ridiculous. April. Fools.

Chance regina - 04/01/13 - 6:29pm

SRAM has been showing OE customers hydro road shifters and 22 stuff for 9 months. Supposed to hit retail stores in 30 days from now.

Joshua Murdock - 04/01/13 - 7:54pm

They should’ve claimed that they improved shifting or braking – that’d be a real April Fool’s Joke!

MaLóL - 04/01/13 - 9:00pm

yes, sram 11, then it will be 12 and then 13. helloooooouuuu?

like this never ever happened before…

MaLóL - 04/01/13 - 9:03pm

question is: will it use xx1 cassette, with a 10t cog, or will be shimano 11s? i say shimano.

jdog - 04/01/13 - 9:23pm

Huge disappointment that they are not going to use the XD driver on the road 11..

Greg - 04/01/13 - 9:33pm

sram hydraulic brakes are going to be awesome.
april fools!

carl - 04/01/13 - 10:15pm

I’ve got a bridge I’d like to show ya……..

bin judgin - 04/02/13 - 12:38am

4 freehubs for 11speed, please.

Vladimir - 04/02/13 - 3:42am

perfect fake!

DS - 04/02/13 - 6:52am

SRAM FORCE too?… Anyone else pause the video to see that one of the logo’s clearly says this?
As much as the cassette spacing and small cog size look totally wrong, I think it’s time!

Ajax - 04/03/13 - 1:49pm

Wo cares? Shimano is rumored to be developing 12 speed for the future standard of 135mm spacing and rear discs.

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