Dave Wiens

    My first ride with SRAM XX was a racing lap at the 24 Hours of the Old Pueblo near Tucson, AZ this past weekend.

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Posted In Dave Wiens on February 18, 2010

My first ride with SRAM XX was a racing lap at the 24 Hours of the Old Pueblo near Tucson, AZ this past weekend. A fast lap on the OP course takes about an hour and, as you know if you’ve ever ridden the desert singletrack of Arizona, is very shifting intensive. You are constantly ripping up and down through your gears. There was no learning curve as the positioning of the triggers is perfect ergonomically and all shifts were crisp, clean and lightning fast. I especially appreciated being able to dump another gear at the last possible moment if I got on the brakes a bit too hard going into a corner or a transition, and then being able to jump right back on top of the proper gear. The range was amazing, too. Even though I probably shifted a couple of hundred times each lap, I never needed to get out of the 39 tooth chainring. I was totally blown away by XX but then I expected nothing less!