Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: SRAM Red

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  • Published Dec 16, 2010
  • Updated Feb 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM UTC

Get the inside scoop on the SRAM Red components in this Triathlete Buyer’s Guide Photo Gallery Spotlight.

Featuring ceramic bearings and pulleys, compatibility with almost any Shimano cassette body and a plethora of lightweight carbon fiber ornaments, SRAM Red has quickly become one of the benchmark race component groups. The Red triathlon group includes carbon S900 shift and brake levers and the new, quieter version of the 1091 chain is now standard equipment. Red’s lightweight and ceramic bearings make it an elite race-specific group, and it’s priced hundreds less than the top-of-the-line competition from Shimano and Campagnolo.

Photography by Nils Nilsen.

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