If you've been following our content over the past year, you'll know that we've covered SRAM's new drivetrain featuring a fresh direct-mount derailleur in detail. We first noticed it on Nino Schurter's Championship-winning Scott Spark and now it's been spotted on Craigslist...
It's safe to say that the seller might not know what they've actually got, claiming to have obtained it in a trade for a bit of welding. It doesn't take much to figure out that it's, in actual fact, a prototype SRAM XX1 direct-mount derailleur as seen on Nino's bike. This rather considerable leak has given us the closest look at SRAM's new tech yet.
These images confirm that the derailleur will mount directly to a bike's chainstay and completely does away with the mech hanger. But what we've not seen before is the new shifter design which represents a departure from the current AXS version. From the pictures, it's notably smaller and uses two rubberised buttons. It looks as if there's a substantial amount of adjustment on offer, too.
It's also confirmed that this fresh tech will debut on SRAM's XX1-level drivetrains.
The seller is asking for just $725, so this could be your chance to bag an absolute steal on this fresh drivetrain.
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