BIKERUMOR.com 2009 SEA OTTER CLASSIC COVERAGE: The 2010 SRAM Force Group drops some serious weight and comes in with a fresh and uniquely identifiable look. Ã‚Â Big graphics across the crank arms and brake levers give it a high end look and better set it apart from Red and Rival groups. The only part not changed with this group release is the cassette. Ã‚Â Billed as a 2010 set, it’ll be available in June or July this year.Ã‚Â
All carbon on the group is now UD (Unidirectional) to increase strength, and all aluminum parts are now forged 6000 series alloy, which gives them lower weight and higher strength.Ã‚Â
The big news is the group drops below 2,000g! With the new BB30 crankset, the total group weight comes in at 1951g and 2097g with a standard bottom bracket. Ã‚Â Complete component and group weights are on the chart (click to enlarge). Ã‚Â All that weight drop comes with more good news: Ã‚Â No price increase! Ã‚Â Pricing for the base (GXP) group will remain the same at $1,399, and $1,439 for the BB30 setup.
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