SRAM

SRAM is an American corporation that has been doing bicycle components for over 25 years. Their complete pursuit of the perfect ride led them to aquire a few other big names in the cycling world:

  • RockShox - A suspension company that drove the development of mountain biking
  • Avid - Death-defying disc brakes
  • Truvativ - Bottom brackets, cranksets, and structural components for the ride of your dreams
  • Zipp - Speed freaks making the sweetest carbon composite wheels on today's market
  • Quarq - Cranksets straight from the evil laboratory

 

SRAM grew from one product into a worldwide line of comonents. They will always foster a culture of evolution to find what any bicycle may need to perform better. SRAM sponsors World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit poverty and disaster relief initiative that has designated over 116,000 bicycles to help people commute to work in the developing world.

 

"Sure, a casual rider will appreciate solid performance, reliability, dependability and all the standard qualities one would expect. But it's the riders who live and breathe bicycles who love us most because bicycles are what we love, too."

Location: 
1333 N. Kingsbury, 4th Floor
Chicago , IL
United States
41° 54' 21.3192" N, 87° 38' 58.8192" W
Illinois US

SRAM Tutorials

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Crankset Review: SRAM Red Carbon Exogram

Counter to logic, Sram did the seemingly impossible. They made a lighter crankset by increasing its size and made it not only lighter, but also stiffer by removing material.

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Part Crankset
Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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SRAM Red XG-1090 Cassette

XG-1090 Cassette

We all knew it was coming, but the XG-1090 cassette is better than we could have imagined. Super light, super durable, and extremely quiet, the...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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Sram Red Aero Link Brakeset

Single Pivot brakes have gotten a bad wrap from the big three. While small companies like Ciamillo have long preached the benefits of the smaller brake style, most people weren't convinced. That...

Part brakes Rim
Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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SRAM Red Yaw Front Derailleur Review

One of the largest complaints about the previous Sram Red drivetrain was the sub-par front derailleur shifting speed. Sram heard our cries though, and not only increased the speed and positiveness...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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Front Derailleur Setup with an Oval Chainring

Do you have any tips for installing oval chainrings and fine tuning the front derailleur for their use?

Before beginning, it is important to not that front derailleurs will never shift as...

Tools hex wrench
Company: Rotor
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Sizing and Installing a Mountain Bike Chain with Master Link

A mountain bike chain is the most important component of the drive train. It takes the bulk of the stress and should be changed regularly. As it’s used, it stretches. A chain wear indicator can...

Part chain
Tools chain tool
Company: KMC
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Install and Remove SRAM Chain with Master Link

Installing master links is really easy if you use this trick, but first make sure the master link is installed the right way. If you have a SRAM Chain, the arrow on the link should point in the...

Part chain
Company: SRAM
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Install a 42-tooth Sprocket on a 10-speed Cassette

One Up Components 42 Tooth Sprocket:

This is designed for SRAM and Shimano’s 10-speed drivetrains, which use 11t-36t cassettes.

42-tooth Sprocket for 10-speed...

Company: Maxxis
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Review: SRAM Force CX1 (1x11 group)

A quick look at SRAM's new Force CX1 1x11 group:

1x11 groups, with 1 chain ring in the front and an 11-speed cassette in the back have gained wide popularity in all styles of mountain...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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Review of SRAM Force 22 Group Set Components

Sram Force 22 Review:

Force is right below Sram’s top-end Red group set. Any Sram branded 22 is their 11-speed version. Currently they have Sram Red, Force, and Rival in 11-speed...

Company: SRAM
Type: Review
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How to Install a SRAM Bike Chain

Chains are where you can get a lot of grit and just plain dirtiness accumulating so it’s something you should clean and maintain on a regular basis. If you need to install a chain, remember to get...

Company: SRAM
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Route Brake Cable Hose on RockShox RS-1 Fork

RS-1 Brake Hose Routing:

Proper brake hose routing on the RS-1 is important to make sure your hose is not rubbing on your wheel or tire, and to make sure the brake hose is not damaging the...

Company: DT Swiss
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Install and Adjust SRAM Road Derailleurs

Required told: 5 mm hex, torque wrench, phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, derailleur alignment tool, cable cutters, and needle nose pliers.

It is important to note that Sram...

Company: SRAM
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed SRAM Hydraulic Disc Brakes

This video will show you how to properly bleed your SRAM Hydraulic disc brakes.

You will need the following tools and supplies: Avid Bleed Kit, T10 Torx Wrench, 2.5 mm Hex wrench, torque...

Company: Avid
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Stop External Bottom Bracket Creaks and Remove Cranks

Taking off crank and eliminating creaks:

This video will deal with external bottom bracket styles. You will need a chain breaker, bottom bracket puller, 8mm allen, 4-5-6 mm allen, a...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Installing Spokes on a SRAM XO HUB

This video will show you a method for loading spokes on to SRAM XO hubs when you are building wheels.

XO hubs have a unique flange shaped design, which yields a much stronger and robust...

Company: SRAM
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Installing and Adjusting Sram Red DoubleTap Shifters

This video will show you how to install and adjust Sram DoubleTap Shifters.

You will need the following tools and supplies: a 2.5 & 5 mm hex wrenches, a torque wrench, a pair of cable...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Replace Internally Routed Cables on a Bike

Do you have any tips on how to replace internally routed cables? I always dread changing mine.

Nearly every mechanic has cursed the widespread adoption of internally routed cables for the...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Fix a Bent Rear Derailleur

Peter wants to know: my bike fell over on the drive side and bent my derailleur hanger. Do you have any tips on how to straighten it back out?

Having a spare derailleur hanger on hand is...

Company: Velo
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Cut, Trim, & Lubricate Brake and Shift Housing and Cables

Your brake and shift cables connect you to your brakes and derailleurs, and are what you use to tell you brakes and derailleurs what you want them to do. Most cables are open to...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial