MUNICH, Germany (BRAIN) Thursday July 5 2012 1:39 PM MT—SRAM is introducing a new urban trekking group in Europe with some features borrowed from its high-end road offerings.
The Via GT group has a 2x10 drivetrain that includes a 48-32 crankset and an 11-36 cassette. The crankset has X Glide chainring technology borrowed from the road groups and new seals on the GXP bottom bracket for long service life.
The group was designed to use all 20 gears without chainrub or front derailleur trimming. The system is available with direct-pull brakes or hydraulic disc brakes. The disc brake has been designed to slow gradually without grabbing. Two front hub dyno designs are available for lighting duties.
The group will be available in September and the company said it will be used on bikes by Specialized, Gazelle, Focus, Merida, Lapierre, Giant, Rose, Raleigh US, BMC, Simplon and Bergamont.