Summer 2013 seems like the ideal time to publish a new Groupset for our touring bikes, the Falcon and Oryx. From now on every touring bike can be outfitted with Sram Via GT 2 x 10 speed black group.
This is what Sram is saying about their Via GT group:
LESS is more
Just 20 minutes of cycling is enough to begin the release of endorphins, the "happy hormone." But SRAM's new VIA GT groupset with 2x10 shifting will keep you happy no matter how long you ride.
The SRAM VIA GT groupset builds on the proven technologies of our SRAM X0 mountain group and SRAM RED road group. It delivers fast, crisp shifts under any conditions. With a 48/32 crankset and an 11-36 cassette, the groupset covers an enormous gear range, perfect for the touring rider. The system's efficiency and light weight mean your bike will be nimble, agile, and fast. Cross-chaining is no problem - VIA GT delivers "rasp-free" performance in all twenty gears.
Maybe the best thing about this groupset is the price,