World's lightest mechanical groupset gets a new look for 2016

SRAM Red has been given a bit of a facelift for 2016, with new graphics designed to bring it into line with SRAM Red eTap and give it a slightly more subtle and understated look.

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That means that the large SRAM logos that have previously adorned the shifters have disappeared altogether, being replaced with just a small ‘Red’ symbol to make them almost indistinguishable from the eTap shifters. The design is the same on the bulkier hydraulic shifters.

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The other real noticeable change is on the chainset, which is now completely black, as opposed to the silver and black design that we have seen in the past. Changes on the front and rear derailleurs are a little smaller, but you still get the large SRAM logo that had previously been seen on the derailleur cages scaled down on the front derailleur, and replaced with the Red logo on the rear derailleur.

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However, aside from its aesthetics, SRAM Red will stay the same in 2016, remaining the lightest groupset on the market, coming in below 1800g for the standard rim brake version. The price will also stay the same, with the new look groupset available from March.