SRAM to go 11-speed?

22-second teaser video on SRAM.com suggests new road group

Granted, it is the first of April, but SRAM released a 22-second video on its website today with little context except for numerous visual references to the number 22 and images of a cassette.

With Campagnolo and Shimano already selling 11-speed road groups, SRAM is the last major component player with 10-speed as its top offering. However, the company is already selling 11-speed-compatible Zipp wheels, hinting at what could come.

SRAM declined to comment on the video to BikeRadar, but the component company has often used the mid-April Sea Otter Classic event in California as a launchpad for new product, so perhaps we will have some more definite news in a few weeks.

Check out YouTube.com to watch the video.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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