SRAM X5 goes 2×10 for 2012

Makeover for entry-level mountain bike groupset

SRAM have unveiled an updated, 10-speed version of their X5 mountain bike groupset ahead of this week’s Eurobike trade show. We’ll bring you the full lowdown from the show, but for now here are some pictures and brief details.


Availability is slated for late autumn 2011, and there’s no word yet on UK pricing. Compatibility with SRAM’s higher-end 10-speed groups means mix-and-matching parts is now a possibility. Check out for more.

X5 rear derailleur

  • Exact Actuation with 1:1 ratio
  • Direct Route Technology (no cable loop) for lighter shifting
  • Compatible with 36-tooth cassettes
  • Choice of long or medium cage

SRAM x5 rear derailleur: sram x5 rear derailleur

X5 trigger shifters

  • Rear shifter is nine- and 10-speed compatible, front is available in double and triple versions
  • Impulse Technology
  • MatchMaker compatible

SRAM x5 right-hand shifter: sram x5 right-hand shifter

X5 front derailleur

  • Available in 2×10, 3×10 and 3×9 versions
  • Clamps to fit 31.8 and 34.9mm seat tubes
  • X-Glide technology for smooth shifting
  • Dual-pull routing

SRAM x5 front derailleur: sram x5 front derailleur

X5 crankset

  • Double (36/22, 38/24, 39/26 or 42/28-tooth) and triple (44/33/22T) versions available
  • X-Glide technology for smooth shifting
  • Asymmetric forged 6061 alloy arms, 7075 alloy chainrings
  • Giga X Pipe (GXP) XR bottom bracket with steel bearings and Gutter Seal Technology
  • PF30 and BB30 options available

SRAM x5 crankset: sram x5 crankset

PG-1030 cassette

  • 11-36T
  • Aluminium spider, steel sprockets and lockring
  • Durable nickel chrome finish
  • PowerGlide Technology for smooth shifting
SRAM pg 1030 cassette: sram pg 1030 cassette