Kogel Bearings (United States) - Now SRAM XPLR users can go big with Kogel's Kolossos oversized derailleur cage. The XPLR groupset occupies the middle between the small 12-speed road cassettes in the SRAM lineup (designed to be used with a front derailleur) and the massive Eagle cassettes designed for mountain biking. As a result of this, the Kolossos oversized derailleur cage for XPLR looks as if the Kolossos for eTapAXS and Kolossos for Eagle had a baby. The upper pulley is offset to increase gear range, but not as much as the Eagle Kolossos pulley. The cage is our shortest ever as a result.
Like all Kogel cages, the Kolossos for SRAM XPLR is built to take a beating: stiffer than the stock cage and made of aluminum so you can bend it back into shape if an unfortunate rock slams into it.
Since Kolossos is a product meant to reduce drivetrain friction, we set them up ex-factory with our low-friction road seals. They offer some protection against the elements, but not a lot. The bearings can easily be rebuilt with cross seals if tomorrow's ride looks wet and muddy.
All Kogel Kolossos oversized derailleur cages are built with shifting accuracy, gravel worthiness, and chain retention in mind.
In the box:
- Kolossos for SRAM XPLR eTap AXS derailleurs
- Loctite 242 to fix the screws after installation and reassembly
- Custom tool for removal of stock cage and Kolossos installation
SRAM Red XPLR eTap AXS, SRAM Force XPLR eTap AXS, SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS.