Urban Velo

SRAM Introduces Via GT

SRAM has just unveiled their new Via GT groupset, which is designed for trekking and urban cyclists. Via GT carries the tagline “less is more fun,” a sentiment many urban riders can identify with. Although not nearly as simple as a singlespeed drivetrain, many of us with long commutes and big hills to contend with will appreciate the 2 x 10 drivetrain with a wide range of gearing.

The 48/32 crankset is paired with an 11-36 cassette and a long cage (93 mm) rear derailleur. The design is said to allow for any gearing combination without chain rub. The groupset offers two different braking options: V-brakes or hydraulic disc brakes. The hydraulic disc brakes are said to be tuned to slow gradually for safer stopping. And there are two hub dynamo options, to boot.

Keep an eye out for a product review in the near future. In the meantime, visit www.sram.com for more info.

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3 Comments

  1. Justin WinokurJuly 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I assume the hydraulic disc braking is for flat bars only. Or have they figured out a way to do it with drops?

  2. Pink RobeJuly 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    “The hydraulic disc brakes are said to be tuned to slow gradually for safer stopping.” LOLWUT? When that bus swings out in front of me, the last thing I want is to “slow gradually”. I want to stop RFN!

  3. T.S.July 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    HAH! avid brakes do that already anyways… from elixer 5 all the way to XX complete garbage.

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