The new SRAM Red components have been designed with the twin goals of eliminating the superfluous while focusing on an overall synergy. This is a new groupset with a fresh new approach to everything, 6 brand new components make the new SRAM Red the pinnacle of road racing technology.
The new SRAM RED Powerdome X cassettes eight cogs in the middle are machined from a single block of high grade tool steel, increasing stiffness while weighing even less than a titanium cassette. Between each cog in the block is a StealthRing elastomer to reduce vibration and noise.
Please note that the new SRAM Red 2012 cassette will work with all previous SRAM Road groupsets.
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Much of the reduced sound level from the drivetrain is result of the newly designed cassette body. The middle 8 cogs are still machined out of a piece of steel (which is lighter and stiffer than titanium) while the outer cogs are aluminum, but theyâ€™ve done a couple things which have improved shift quality and reduced the noise level significantly.The cog teeth have been designed to load, transition, and unload the chain in a way that reduces noise by reducing surface contact at certain points between the chain and the cogs. Then add in what SRAM call their â€œStealthRingâ€� elastometers between each cog, to further reduce the noise level. The StealthRings are actually a slightly larger diameter than outer cog next to it, so these elastometers contact the chain before the actual cogs do when the cogs pick up the chain â€“ so the impact of the chain engaging the cog is reduced, and therefore less noisy. In essence â€“ they cushion the landing of the chain onto each cog.
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I had the og1090 cassette and thought it was brilliant but damaged it so needed a new one. After worrying about the price of this cassette I finally bought one and I am glad I did. The old red cassette was reasonably quiet but this is silent, also I find the shifts up and down are smoother and crisper than the old red. As an added bonus it is even lighter and looks fantastic although I think it will be a lot harder to keep clean. When I bought this I also bought a new chain because pbk were offering 25% off if you bought both together which brought the price down a bit, although after using it I would buy another at full price if I had to.
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