The new XPLR collection from SRAM, RockShox, and Zipp is 100% focused on gravel cycling. There’s a lot to pick from and any single item would make a great upgrade.
Gearing Updates in the XPLR Collection
SRAM’s new XPLR drivetrains are 1x-specific, full wireless and feature expanded gear ranges. With a 10-44T cassette and matching derailleur there’s plenty of range for steep gravel climbs without sacrificing tight gearing in the middle of the range for fast riding on the road. The SRAM XPLR collection is available in three levels—RED, Force, and Rival— they all feature SRAM’s AXS wireless shifting and chain management.
Rockshox Unleashes a Gravel-Specific Fork and Dropper Post
First up, an all new Rockshox gravel fork. A long day on fire roads can be a lot of fun, it can also be jarring. Suspension takes the edge off of a long day in the saddle over varied terrain. Built from the group up for gravel, the new Rudy features just enough travel to keep a ride comfortable without sacrificing speed. Matched with the Reverb AXS XPLR, SRAM has created a gravel specic design pairing which will open your riding up to new terrain.
ZIPP Smooths Out You Ride With a Purpose-Built Gravel Wheelset
The Zipp 101 XPLR is the brand’s first purpose-built wheelset for gravel cycling. ZIPPS MOTO Technology gives the wheelset more control and durability over harsh terrain, providing a smooth ride quality that helps reduce rider fatigue. Paired with large tubeless tires at lower tire pressures this wheelset will give riders a more comfortable and stable ride.