Sram S975 Quarq Power Meter Road Chainset
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SRAM S975 Quarq Power Meter Chainset
SRAM's S975 Quarq power meter is compatible with all of SRAM's road groupsets and features an integrated carbon crank arm and proven Black RED chainrings. At 779 grams (GXP, 130BCD), the S975 is a lightweight leader for wireless power devices.It is accurate to +/- 2% and features a tool-less, user-replaceable battery and ANT+ (TM) technology,which gives it the flexibility to work with any ANT+ (TM) compatible display unit. The S975 is a proven performer in all environments - road, triathlon and cyclocross.It comes in full size and compact with standard, TT/triathlon or cyclocross chainrings and is compatible with GXP,Press Fit, BB30, Press Fit 30 and BBright bottom bracket systems. +/- 2% accuracy Tool-less, user-replaceable battery ANT+ (TM) compatible. Arm Material:Unidirectional Carbon Chainring Material:SRAM Red PG Chainrings with Anodized Coating, Alloy Chainring Bolts Weight:779g (172.5mm, 130 BCD, GXP) Available Arm Lengths:170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 177.5mm Available Ratios:53/39, 50/34 Compatibility:Compatible with SRAM Black RED and SRAM Force, Rival and Apex Bottom Bracket:GXP, Press Fit GXP, BB30, Press Fit 30, Bbright Chainrings:SRAM Black RED Q-Factor:145mm Head Unit:ANT+ (TM) compatible head units including Garmin Edge (R) 800, Garmin Edge (R) 500 and Garmin Forerunner (R) 310XT (available separately) Software:Training Peaks WKO+ (R) , Training Peaks (R) , Golden Cheetah, Strava (R) (available separately) Battery Type:CR2450 - over 400 hours of riding time Wireless Technology:ANT+ (TM) Material:Carbon crank arms, CNC machined AL spider
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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.