It was only a matter of time before SRAM's 2x10 radness reached the lower end of their component spectrum and with the announcement a couple of hours ago that X5 would now feature 2x10, it looks like if money's been the motivating factor in waiting for a time to switch, well now is the time. I haven't got New Zealand prices yet as everyone is at Eurobike but next week we should know. In the meantime here are some photos of the groupset in question.
X5 Front Derailleur • Wide-range 2X10 and 3X10 systems with X-Glide Front-shifting Technology • Dual-pull routing • 2 clamp options fit most popular seat tube sizes
X5 Rear Derailleur • SRAM Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance • Direct Route Technology for lighter effort shifting • 36-tooth cassette compatibility • Long and medium cage lengths available • Black and Silver finish X5 Trigger Shifters
X5 Trigger Shifters • SRAM 2X10 and 3X10 • Exact Actuation for precise and dependable 10-speed performance • Impulse Technology • Black and Silver finish
X5 2X10 Crank • Forged AL-6061 asymmetric crankarm shape • X-Glide 2X10 and 3X10 shifting technology 26-39, 28-42 and 22-33-44 gearing • New 22-36 and 24-38 chainring options • PF30 and BB30 options • GXP bottom bracket featuring Gutter Seal Technology • 2 graphic colours: Silver, Black
SRAM PG-1030 Cassette • PowerGlide Technology provides super-smooth shifting between gears • 11-36 gearing provides the perfect range for MTB enthusiasts and trail riders • Durable Nickle Chrome finish
Giga X Pipe (GXP) XR • New Gutter Seal Technology drastically improves sealing against the elements • Friction-free design and reduced seal drag • Custom steel bearings • Black finish • Low profile cup shape