CeramicSpeed has unveiled its new Oversized Pulley Wheel X System, compatible with SRAM Eagle mechanical and AXS electronic groupsets.
The new product introduction means cross-country, trail and enduro mountain bikers along with gravel and cyclocross riders running 12-speed SRAM Eagle, in both its mechanical and new AXS electronic formats, can now benefit from the ‘free speed’ of an OSPW X System.
“The new OSPW X for SRAM Eagle is a significant move for CeramicSpeed further into the heart of the off-road cycling market and community,” said Martin Banke, CeramicSpeed executive vice president. “It’s a new high-quality upgrade component made specially to enhance the performance of a major, popular system in XC, trail and enduro as well as CX and the rapidly growing gravel sector.”
OSPW X for SRAM Eagle features a pair of oversized pulley wheels to reduce chain drag, with 14 teeth on the upper and 18 teeth on the lower. A single race of efficient CeramicSpeed Bearings, handbuilt in Denmark, is installed in each pulley wheel.nThe pulley wheels feature CeramicSpeed’s unique narrow-wide tooth profile that ensures durable chain retention, positive location and optimum drive with every link of the chain, whether it’s an inner or an outer link.
A custom designed, carbon fibre-reinforced PA (polyamide) pulley cage is durable and lightweight. Its compact design, 2mm shorter than the original SRAM Eagle cage, allows the use of the same length chain as stock pulleys.
OSPW X for SRAM Eagle has three spring tension settings to customise performance and maximise chain drag reduction, to suit every rider’s style, weight, power output and various racing and riding conditions, across XC, trail, enduro, gravel and CX. Testing has shown efficiency savings of up to 40% over a stock SRAM Eagle derailleur, CeramicSpeed has said.
Ludovic Dubau, SUNN Factory Racing Team Manager, added: “For a high-level cross-country team, knowing that the maximum amount of the power our riders create is delivered to the rear tyre is vital. For all our riders across a year’s racing, the small but significant margins that we get from CeramicSpeed OSPW X is an important contribution and one that, now we’ve experienced training and racing with it, we wouldn’t be without.”
Options include Coated or Standard Ceramic Bearings, for both mechanical and AXS electronic SRAM Eagle with a choice of two colours in each configuration, black or gold (the gold offering being available in the coming weeks). The OSPW X Systems for SRAM Eagle Mechanical and AXS Electronic are available now.