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Cyclocross originally started as an effective way for European road racers to train during the fall and winter offseasons, and was initially raced on retired road bicycles, modified for off-road use. As cyclocross racing grew more and more in popularity and competitiveness increased, cyclocross specific bicycles were designed and developed. Frame angles have been dialed in for more responsive handling and bottom bracket heights were lowered for a lower seat height making it easier to remount during competition, as cyclocross racing requires dismounting to dash. Cyclocross specific frames also feature wider tire clearances for the knobby tires, cantilever or disc brakes and smaller gearing. Cable routing is also unique on cyclocross frames as it usually routed on the upper side of the top tube making it more comfortable for the rider to carry the bike on the right shoulder when required. The cyclocross bikes are no longer road-rejects, but are now their own breed of beast!
SRAM has just made it simple to assemble your dream cyclocross bike with the Rival Disc Cyclo-Cross Kit-In-A-Box! SRAM Rival is an exceptional cyclocross performer with technologies borrowed from its SRAM RED and SRAM Force older brothers. The kit comes with cross-specific gearing using an Open Core Technology 36-46 crankset, hollow forged out of AL-6066 alloy to keep things light yet strong, and an 11-28 cassette to round things out. Gutter Seal Technology drastically improves sealing against the elements while reducing seal drag in the GXP bottom bracket The Rival chain features the PowerLock connecting link for smooth, precise shifting and weight savings.
The SRAM Rival Rear Derailleur
Exact Actuation, enabling even gear changes over the entire shifting
a precise 3mm movement from gear to gear for the most efficient
Complimenting the functionality of the impressive rear derailleur is
derailleur which utilizes a professionally engineered cage design with
intuitive adjusters for unparalleled upshifts and downshifts. SRAM’s
Road Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Levers are at the forefront of the
movement, and feature the HydroR™ technology which optimizes power and
modulation for road and cyclocross use. This Hydraulic Road Disc brake
greatly improves braking power and safety by braking onto a steel rotor
than an aluminum or carbon rim.
Rival combined with S-700 Hydro Disc Brakes is certain to deliver pro level technology at a weekend warrior price. See what all the hydro-pavement hype is about and outfit your cyclocross baby with the SRAM Rival CX Kit. You just might get a view from atop the podium!
comes as a complete set of the items listed below, partial sets and
subsitiutions are not available.