Last year the big news from SRAM was Apex, a new entry level group. With a 2x10 configuration, but the widest cassette on the road, an 11-32, combined with a compact crank, provided higher, and lower gears, than typical triple configurations. All this without the heavy, clunky, shifting delivered by most triples. SRAM calls it WiFLi.
Despite its entry level price, SRAM has given Apex the technology that has made Red such a winner; Zero-Loss, Reach Adjust, and Double Tap shifting.
Like it's big brother, Red, Apex is also getting a new color scheme. Of course, the usual black will be available, but to that SRAM is adding a sharp Alpine White option. Between the two options you can now make sure your bike is ready for a black tie evening or that trip to the chapel to get hitched.
With the beating cranks can take SRAM stuck with the black anodizing, but added a nice touch of white.
Exact actuation in white, the mid cage remains black.
Just a hint of white on the Apex front derailleur, the steel cage ensures a stiff point of contact during shifts.
The SRAM Apex dual pivot brake has always been one of the best entry-level stoppers on the market.
The Double Tap levers get the Alpine White, while the brake levers are black to guard against scuffs from leaning your bike against the wall or taking a spill.
The Apex 11-32 cassette, where much of the performance comes from, the heart of the WiFLi concept.