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SRAM SRAM's new Apex 1 crankset com­pletes its en­try-level 1x groupset. An in­te­grated four-arm asym­met­ric spi­der max­i­mizes stiff­ness-to-weight, while its patented X-Sync chain­rings keeps the chain on over rough ter­rain.

RED eTap HRD com­bines SRAM's new Hy­droHC brake plat­form with elec­tronic shift­ing. SRAM RED eTap HRD com­bines the un­con­di­tional brak­ing per­for­mance and con­trol of hy­draulic disc brakes with the ad­justa­bil­ity of con­ven­tional rim brakes.

The new XX1 and X01 driv­e­trains now fea­ture SRAM's Ea­gle Tech­nol­ogy that aims to in­crease wear life, tough­ness, pre­ci­sion and smooth and silent op­er­a­tion. XX1 and X01 can now use the ex­tra-wide-range 10- to 50-tooth 12-speed Ea­gle cas­sette.

Level is a new brake de­signed for the needs of mod­ern cross-coun­try and trail rid­ers. Brak­ing power and mod­u­la­tion are op­ti­mized by match­ing Direc­tLink lever de­sign with au­thor­i­ta­tive two-pis­ton calipers. The new Roam 60's care­ful com­bi­na­tion of shape, width, de­sign and ma­te­ri­als yields a new car­bon 27.5” wheelset. The light­weight, high-strength 30mm car­bon rims in­crease con­trol and con­fi­dence in any ter­rain.

FSA (Full Speed Ahead) FSA elec­tri­fies its lines with the in­tro­duc­tion of the K-Force WE wire­less road groupset. The K-Force WE is an el­e­gantly de­signed high-tech elec­tronic-drive sys­tem that makes use

of wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the shifters and the de­railleurs. The K-Force WE shifters use ANT+ wire­less tech­nol­ogy, and the power of a light­weight coin-cell bat­tery re­lays in­for­ma­tion to the front and rear de­railleurs.

De­railleurs are in­de­pen­dently pow­ered by a seat-post bat­tery, which of­fers the ad­van­tage of a larger bat­tery for heavy shift­ing and, ac­cord­ing to FSA, ap­prox­i­mately 4,000 to 6,000 kilo­me­tres of ride per charge (de­pend­ing on a rider's shift­ing habits).

Shift­ing is mon­i­tored and an­a­lyzed on an on­go­ing ba­sis by the K-Force WE sys­tem, and through com­puter al­go­rithms, it pro­vides an es­ti­mate of bat­tery charge re­main­ing. Charge lev­els are com­mu­ni­cated through four LEDs on the top of the front de­railleur and can be fully charged through an in­ter­face on the rear de­railleur in ap­prox­i­mately an hour.

The K-Force WE rear de­railleur is an 11-speed sys­tem with a 30T to­tal ca­pac­ity and max­i­mum sprocket size of 28T. The front de­railleur is a Ti body with stainless-steel hard­ware.

The K-Force shifters fea­ture UD car­bon levers, avail­able in small and large. Other com­po­nents in the K-Force WE group in­clude a crankset with hol­low car­bon arms and a K-Force brake set, cas­sette and chain.

An An­droid app is avail­able for customizing your shift­ing pref­er­ences.

Shi­mano Shi­mano's lat­est Dura-Ace R9100 is now avail­able with a hy­draulic disc-brake op­tion. A new op­tional dual-sided power me­ter fur­ther adds to

Dura-Ace's in­te­gra­tion, while rid­ers can also take ad­van­tage of new e-tube wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity. Lighter Dura-Ace R9100 dual con­trol levers de­liver fur­ther re­fined shift per­for­mance with im­proved er­gonomics.

Shi­mano's Syn­chro Shift is now avail­able for Dura-Ace R9150/R9170 groupsets, al­low­ing for se­quen­tial shift­ing. Shi­mano Syn­chro­nized Shift will be avail­able for all pre­vi­ous 11-speed Di2 road-com­po­nent groups with the use of new Di2 firmware.

The FC-R9100 Hol­lowtech II crankset's shap­ing im­proves upon Dura-Ace's iconic four-arm de­sign, ad­ding strength and rigid­ity while min­i­miz­ing weight. Shi­mano's Rider Tuned gear­ing of­fers a num­ber of chain­ring con­fig­u­ra­tions, with a sin­gu­lar BCD for ease of use and ver­sa­til­ity.

Shi­mano's new Me­trea group of­fers stylish com­po­nents built to cope with ur­ban-rid­ing re­al­i­ties, and a new 60° to 45° rid­ing an­gle al­lows for re­spon­sive, nim­ble han­dling and a com­fort­able pos­ture. Rid­ers can choose a flat bar for greater ur­ban ver­sa­til­ity and com­pat­i­bil­ity with a wide range of bike frames. Two-way flat-bar Rapid­fire Plus shift levers al­low for rapid gear changes with con­sis­tent pedal­ing.

Com­ple­men­tary dual con­trol levers for the ends of the H-type bar lend rid­ers an er­gonomic and aero­dy­namic rid­ing po­si­tion. Hy­draulic brake levers de­liver ap­pro­pri­ately reg­u­lated power and per­for­mance.

Flat-mount calipers pro­vide a clean ap­pear­ance with sta­ble, silent and smooth brak­ing per­for­mance, and Ice Tech ro­tors al­low for max­i­mum heat dis­si­pa­tion.

A sleek anti-cor­rod­ing two-piece crankset pro­vides re­li­able driv­e­train per­for­mance and its tooth pro­file al­lows for smooth and con­sis­tent pedal­ing. The rear de­railleur in­tro­duces wide-range 11-speed gear­ing with ef­fi­cient shift­ing steps on the cas­sette. Fi­nally, Me­trea's disc-brake-spe­cific wheelset brings ev­ery­thing to­gether for quick and stylish cruis­ing.

Cam­pag­nolo Cam­pag­nolo has in­tro­duced the 11-speed Potenza group for 2017 that ben­e­fits from the tech­nolo­gies found in the Super Record group, while achiev­ing a more af­ford­able price.

The rear de­railleur shares the same de­sign as its Super Record cousin, and will be avail­able in two ver­sions – short-cage and long-cage op­tions – to match the all-new 11-32 cas­sette.

The Potenza crankset is made with hol­low-forged-alu­minum crank arms to keep weight to a min­i­mum while main­tain­ing the same per­for­mance char­ac­ter­is­tics of its car­bon-fi­bre coun­ter­parts.

The Potenza 11 Er­gopower shifters main­tain the er­gonomics of the en­tire Cam­pag­nolo Revo­lu­tion 11+ line, but the hood cov­ers have been slightly al­tered to pro­vide bet­ter grip and com­fort.

Cam­pag­nolo has also cre­ated new brake levers for triathlon and time-trial bikes. Two ver­sions in­clude Record EPS in car­bon fi­bre and Athena EPS in alu­minum.

FSA K-Force WE elec­tronic drive sys­tem

SRAM XX1 Ea­gle

Shi­mano Me­trea

Cam­pag­nolo Potenza 11

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