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October 25, 2012

SRAM delivers the World’s first Cyclocross specific cassette.

SRAM has redesigned its innovative Powerdome X road cassette specifically for ‘cross. The new X-Glide (XG) 1090 Cyclocross Cassette features an innovative design with hundreds of open ports for improved mud clearing capabilities. Along with the most requested gearing of 12-27, ‘cross riders now have a single perfect cassette choice.

SRAM’s new XG 1090 Cyclocross cassette’s open design comes from additional milling between the gear steps, as well as a more open backing plate. Water, mud, and contaminants can easily be flushed through the cassette and shifting quality is maintained. The new cassette starts with the 12-tooth gear, which is what our professional ‘cross riders have requested.

“I love it, not only because its light, but the gear ratios are better. The jump from one cog to the next is smaller so I never feel like I‘m in too big or too small of a gear. Plus the open design will be perfect for Belgian mud,” said US National CX Champion Katie Compton. US National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers said, “I love the fact that SRAM listens to athletes and so much of their innovation is based on what we need.”

Specifications

Material: High Grade Tool Steel Cog Cluster, Heat Treated Aluminum, Lowest Range Cog
Weight: 159g
Speeds: 10
Cassette ratio: 12-27 (12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24-27)
Recommended Group: SRAM RED / Force / Rival / Apex - Industry standard 10 speeds systems
MSRP: €300 / $335
Availability: December 2012

SRAM XG 1090 CX Cassette Product Page



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