I've had my latest bike for 2 years now and it came with SRAM Red groupset and SRAM S40 wheels. I have found the SRAM product to very good and have had no trouble in using or maintaining the various components. I have noticed that when someone posts on this site for advice re which wheels or groupset to go with that SRAM rarely gets a mention. I haven't had much experience with the other brands at an equivalent level but am interested in why SRAM doesn't get recommended all that often. I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts as I'm getting a bit paranoid! I don't intend to start a discussion about which is best but does SRAM stack up against the other brands?
Interesting. I read the title and my first thought was The Cream
Many, many makers of bike bits Clive. I have a near-complete Gian Robert set.
There is a connection to The Cream.
I too recollect when the album came out - I thought they meant "derailleur".. Memories....
Yes Angus, but Huret became Sachs became SRAM so already in there :)
Really? So something so French became American... like French fries I guess.
What about Sturmey Archer!
And a British icon is purchased by Taiwanese SunRace. At least they have done some updates to their products in the last few years whereas SA did little for around half a century.
SA did make changes: the headlamp units got smaller; the metal taillight units were replaced with horrid all-plastic ones with stupid wedge globes; they changed from black wiring on the lighting sets to white wiring, which looks awful against black frames, and shows the dirt something shocking; they eliminated the alternative pivot hole in their brake levers, so you have to drill and tap them yourself if you are setting up the brakes for someone with smaller hands...
Oh, I almost forgot! The power output on their Dynohubs went from 1.8W nominal to 3W nominal before the end of British production. (This is the same nominal output as the current offerings of various makers of hub dynamos.)
Oh no, you've upset the old guy!
Knew I'd get a reply out of David as soon as SA was mentioned :)