SRAM Apex GXP Road Chainset
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SRAM Apex Compact GXP Chainset
The Apex compact (GXP) chainset, with white decals, is designed to offer maximum stiffness with minimum weight. Utilising their innovative cold forging process the Apex chainset tips the scales at less than 890 grams. Top Features of the SRAM Apex Compact Chainset with White Decals Crankarms with lower Q factor than triple chainrings PowerGlide chainrings are competition proven with long-lasting finishes Arm Material: Forged AL-6061 T6 alloy crank arms Chainring Material: AL-7075-T6 Hard-Anodized chainrings, Alloy chainring bolts Weight: 890g w/BB Available Arm Lengths: 170 - 175mm Available Ratios: 50/34T Finish: Sleek, Jet Black gloss with white decals Q-Factor: Lower 'Q' factor (147mm vs. 154.5mm) than triple chainrings Technology: GXP BB, PowerGlide (TM) Chainrings Options: 110mm BCD - Compact Product Data Bottom Bracket Type: Giga X Pipe Weight: 890g. Specification: 10 speed, Double Chainring. Material: Alloy. Colour: Black. Size: 170mm. Designed for: Road. Brand: SRAM. Type: Chainsets.
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SRAM began life in Chicago in 1987, named after it's founders Scott, Ray And Sam, and is known primarily as a manufacturer of drivetrain and braking components. It's first revolutionary product was the twist action GripShift, which became available in 1988, with the MTB version released in 1991. In 1995, they launched their first ESP rear derailleur, which featured a 1 to 1 cable actuation ratio. The X.O drivetrain products were released in 2001, marking the introduction of the trigger shifter, and a year later, MTB Suspension pioneers RockShox was acquired. A year later Avid - a MTB Disc Brake company - was also acquired, giving SRAM more market share of the MTB industry. By 2006, a focus was shifted to producing road components in addition to their MTB stable, with the launch of Force and Rival groupsets. The following year, Doubletap was introduced, enabling users to switch gear in either direct using a single shifter. This steady growth was sustained, and over the years SRAM acquired several more cycling household brands, such as Truvativ (Chainsets and components), Quarq (power meters), Sachs (drivetrain components) and Zipp (carbon fibre goodies!).
About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.