SRAM used Eurobike to launch to the world its brand new X5 groupset, which makes the leap to 2x10 now more affordable than ever before.

The new groupset, which borrows heavily from those higher up the range but with less expensive materials, is available in 2X10 - with 42-28, 39-26, 38-24 and 36-22 to choose from - and 3X10 (44-33-22) gearing options.

"X5 features the smooth and precise X-Glide front shifting, with the performance and wide gearing of SRAM 10-speed, at a price level that will help every mountain biking enthusiast to bring out the best in any bike," says a company spokeperson.

More details when we return to base...