SRAM gets a new rig for Europe!

Sep 1, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
The workshop is roomy and smells like new car.
  A few weeks ago at Val di Sole SRAM said goodbye to their old trailer. This week at Champery they get to test out the new one. The workshop is roomy and smells like new car.

No screwing around with mini tractors anymore. This merc is the real deal. Sleeper cab a few hundred horses 2 fuzzy dice and 1 dancing hula girl. And one very very stoked German named Fluffy.
  No screwing around with mini tractors anymore. This merc is the real deal. Sleeper cab, a few hundred horses, 2 fuzzy dice and 1 dancing hula girl. And one very, very stoked German named Fluffy.

Some things change. Some things stay the same. A relic.
  Some things change. Some things stay the same. A relic.

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee. Boxxer central.
  Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Boxxer central.

How many people want to go shopping in this drawer...
  How many people want to go shopping in this drawer...

it s been a busy week as mentioned this drawer was full on Monday. See those pink and red ones up there It s the death of 9 spd those are the only ones left.
  It's been a busy week as mentioned, this drawer was full on Monday. See those pink and red ones up there? It's the death of 9 spd, those are the only ones left.


This is the Blackbox workstation. magic happens here.
  This is the Blackbox workstation. Magic happens here.

If only my kitchen had this much counterspace...
  If only my kitchen had this much counter space...

That s a shiny new CNC lathe. In the truck. What can they custom build Pretty much anything you need .
  That's a shiny new CNC lathe. In the truck. What can they custom build? "Pretty much anything you need".

If you need it they ve probably got it.
  If you need it, they've probably got it.

The rolling Blackbox lab just got a whole lot roomier this week. Jon has room to move and is going to crack the whip to keep it clean.
  The rolling Blackbox lab just got a whole lot roomier this week. Jon has room to move and is going to crack the whip to keep it clean.

More work for JC.
  More work for JC.

SRAM s pit boss shows us the way to the deck.
  SRAM's pit boss shows us the way to the deck.

The roof deck is going to be the place to be at world cups next year to watch the XC that s for sure.
  The roof deck is going to be the place to be at world cups next year to watch the XC, that's for sure.

The new kitchen is nicer than most euro apartments. Roomier too and with a bigger fridge to boot.
  The new kitchen is nicer than most euro apartments. Roomier too, and with a bigger fridge to boot.

Just like cribs... what s in the fridge
  Just like on cribs... what's in the fridge?

The conference room with flat screen and full computer ipad projector connectivity. Sweet
  The conference room with flat screen and full computer/ipad/projector connectivity. Sweet!

You can even snoop on the boys outside from the windows.
  You can even snoop on the boys outside from the windows.

Evan Warner gets his rebuild on at one of the new work stations. No more rickety tables for these boys.
  Evan Warner gets his rebuild on at one of the new work stations. No more rickety tables for these boys.

it s been a busy week already.
  It's been a busy week already.


The most important wheeled crate SRAM has. The new coffee machine and cooler. Pit Stop
  The most important wheeled crate SRAM has. The new coffee machine and cooler. Pit Stop!

The new awnings will allow for a whole lot more fans to cram in for Boxxer world s on Saturday.
  The new awnings will allow for a whole lot more fans to cram in for Boxxer world's on Saturday.



145 Comments

  • 209 1
 thats possibly the coolest thing ever.
  • 10 0
 I agree, what an amazing job.
  • 23 0
 I'd move to one of these! Who needs a house, when you got such a beauty!
  • 3 1
 its fuckin siiiick
  • 18 1
 Financial crisis? where? when i see this i believe the world can be perfect!
  • 2 1
 Also f*cking huge!
  • 5 47
flag Sackio (Sep 1, 2011 at 10:23) (Below Threshold)
 pffffffffff, V8? V8 is for pussys.....
  • 14 0
 $12,000+ of X0 derailleurs in one drawer? I could live with that!
  • 30 0
 its a 16 liter v8, 435 hp 1900 ft/lbs.... I'm gonna guess its ok.
  • 3 2
 How are they supposed to drive that gigantic truck in the mountains? Big Grin Do they rent a Black Hawk?
  • 7 1
 a 16 litre? holyy shit can you imagine having to pay to fill that up with petrol!
  • 4 0
 The Paninni press is a nice touch!
  • 5 0
 v8 for pussies? are you stupid or something?
  • 16 2
 But will it blend...
  • 1 0
 @ bikeaddict123 -> its a diesel :-)
  • 1 1
 yeah it is for pussys! in my garage i have a 32 litre spitfire engine! now thats a real mans engine.....you power that up it rips a hole in the ozone layer
  • 1 0
 mistake on my part though as its a 37 litre Rolls Royce Griffon engine extracted from a shackleton. Its had the cylinder heads ripped off it for the moment (a few years ago haha) but we have had it fired up and shiting henry its a f*cking monster! it now sitting on the back of a Scammell tractor unit.
  • 1 0
 Sick..... Absolutely Sick!!!!
  • 1 1
 I have a 38 liter twin Turbo Honda v6 vtech try that out. 700hp
  • 64 2
 I'm not wondering anymore why the parts are SO overpriced
  • 15 0
 someone's gotta pay for SRAMS shit... Thats why I run SS
  • 37 0
 All we need now is Xzibit there to tell them how "fresh" or pimped" that looks...
  • 38 1
 A truck that cost more than the race series it was built for.
  • 28 0
 Their truck has a lathe, our arguments are invalid.
  • 4 0
 but no mill. :/
  • 27 0
 Everything is neat & tidy. The only thing missing is an F1 car...
  • 27 0
 Dear Santa ...
  • 21 0
 I would pay SRAM to work there.
  • 11 0
 They're the only ones left because everyones using the 9spd ones and left the 10 spd ones ha.
  • 7 1
 Yeah, fuck the ten speed.
  • 3 0
 everyone bitched about 9 speed too. haters gonna hate
  • 4 0
 yeah when everyone was on 8-speed and 9-speed was coming out, people hated 9-speed. now its happening all over again.
  • 16 0
 This is PORN!
  • 14 1
 Great to see that they can stock a van full of parts. Now why can't they keep their distributors fully stocked?
  • 12 0
 Damn thats soo classy, Bicycle mechs dream!
  • 11 0
 Lets see Shimano top that!
  • 9 0
 this makes my bike shop look like a hole
  • 2 0
 Please swap my with all.
  • 6 0
 A mini lathe in a race trailer? That's awesome, and the fact that its a Mercedes makes it even better
  • 14 4
 Sorry PB, but that's not a CNC lathe. It is manual lathe. See the handles on it - means you turn it by hand. Not by Computer Numerical Control.
What can they custom build? "Pretty much anything you need" - Ha ha, as long as it needs to be round.
  • 5 1
 Then what is that Giant Computer doing attached to it?
  • 5 0
 All the CNC lathes I've operated have manual controls. They allow you to bring stock down to a convinient size before you run your program, or do quick part offs. That looks like a CNC lathe to me.
  • 2 0
 Well, since everything in your fork and shock is round there should not be any problems Razz
  • 3 1
 Its not CNC...its just a digital readout for precise manual control.
  • 4 0
 As a Toolmaker / machinist, i can tell you its not a CNC.
  • 2 1
 Also as a former Tool and Die maker, that's a manual lathe, not a CNC lathe.
  • 1 0
 Yep I agree I'm also a toolmaker google the lathe and see it has a motor which is varispeed the readout is to see what speed lathe is doing, really very basic
  • 1 0
 Its a manual lathe aright used one before they're made in Germany
  • 2 0
 Nice little machine none-the-less. I'd be stoked to have one in my garrage, along with a VF4....
  • 3 0
 When we say "toolmaker" it does not mean I'll make you a hammer Smile
  • 5 0
 Sorry guys, I normally just run with the captions I'm given by the photographers. I should have taken a closer look, but if I change it now all your comments will seem pointless. So let it be said that it's a really nice manual lathe with a variable speed motor. There's a link above if you want to know exactly what it is.
  • 1 0
 Haha. Class act, Ian. I didn't let Fraser get away with it either! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Haha, Either way it's sweet!
  • 1 0
 haha 'Husky 360', I thought the exact same thing - you can make anything you want... as long as its round - but most suspension internals are round anyway so it probably has its uses, a pillar drill would probably be more useful though! haha
  • 6 0
 Merc V8... making Europe flat
  • 4 0
 Soooo, Blackbox is just a white drawer. I knew those internet speculations about it would lead nowhere.
  • 3 2
 Isn't the boxxer in the first picture strange? The one on the right with black stanchions has the compression adjustments on the left and the bottom out adjustment on the right.. (sorry, don't know how to call them in english)
By the way I want that too!
  • 3 0
 Its Blackbox shizz.. theyre SUPPOSED to be strange.
  • 1 0
 yeah I know but the other blackbox boxxer I saw in the photos are normal Smile
  • 3 0
 Guys you may think what ever you want - but i'm crying ! It's just perfect and all this parts aaaaaaa
  • 3 0
 - See those pink and red ones up there? It's the death of 9 spd, those are the only ones left. -
NOOOOO
  • 4 0
 they used up all the replacement 9spd derailleurs since nobody needs the 10spd ones
  • 3 0
 I was amazed at the first picture and as I scrolled down, MY GOD did I fall in love!
  • 4 0
 I would have sex with that truck Big Grin
  • 2 0
 That truck would have sex with you, more like.
  • 2 0
 I was going to make a Ben Roethlisberger joke here, but couldn't remember how to spell his name so I googled my closest spelling and found this site: sports.popcrunch.com/category/ben-roethlisberger

Jesus god......why? Someone has issues.
  • 3 0
 The 2nd picture made me wanna say... "Autobots, transform and roll off!" Sick Truck!!
  • 4 1
 That's cooler than pretty much everything else in the world...ever!
  • 3 0
 gimme a toastie and a red bull on the deck please . . .
  • 1 0
 I would travel the world with all the gear there is if u are hungry sell some Gear Razz you know wha i mean lol it would be amazing lol
  • 2 0
 Really nice, but have to say that is far from a CNC lathe it is a manuel version with a vari speed motor, nice though
  • 1 0
 They got a f*cking CNC lathe/ mill i could make so much shit with that machine. Shimano and fox aint got shit on this Sram all the way.
  • 2 0
 Dear Santa.... I would like two of these fully loaded, thank you very much.
  • 1 0
 Finally, SRAM found something to spend the couple million Lance Armstrong invested a couple years ago. Well spent sirs, well spent.
  • 1 0
 Nobody noticed there is a Liebherr fridge in there. I didn't know they existed, but if they make them as their super heavy equipment... I want one.
  • 1 0
 "The table and chairs out front don't say sram, can we get some stickers down here and fix this... For h$ll's sake people are starting
To stare....."
  • 1 0
 A mini lathe in a race trailer? That's awesome, and the fact that its a Mercedes makes it even better
  • 1 0
 Right, next trip to the Alps I'm taking one of these beauties ........ I wish! Smile
  • 1 0
 that would be so cool to own...... think i may go buy myself a lotto ticket :-P ya never know
  • 1 0
 and i thought i was stoked when i bought a used Snap-On toolbox from a pawn shop!
  • 1 0
 That's still cool..
  • 1 0
 I have to admit, It sure would be sick to have that roll up to camp. And not just for the coffee machine... Ken
  • 1 0
 I hope they have it locked down security wise as all the thieving scum will be eyeing up these pictures.
  • 2 0
 THE ULTIMATE CLUNGE BUGGY
  • 1 0
 "You need it, they've probably got it"

Gimme an Argyle lower assembly then. Thanks mucho
  • 3 0
 MTB cribs!
  • 2 0
 An interview with the man who manages this beast would be nice.
  • 1 0
 OMF how much for 1....including the drawer of derailleurs. OVERBOARD is an understatement. When i die I want to got there.
  • 1 0
 if i'm not home, you can park it in front of my house!
  • 2 0
 LOVE IT! That is heaven
  • 1 0
 WOW describes it very well ! : )
  • 4 3
 I see the SRAM wagon and I....jizz in my pants!
  • 1 0
 Support trailer perfection? I think so.
  • 1 0
 Now that's awesome! I am jealous...
  • 1 0
 this truly amazing, want one now!!!
  • 1 0
 This is how paradise look like? Drool
  • 1 0
 I WOULD KILL FOR THAT JOB
  • 1 0
 The things i would do to be a pro mechanic
  • 1 0
 That's the sickest team truck ever!!!
  • 1 0
 when can i move in? What would you need the lathe for?
  • 2 0
 :O OMFG !!!
  • 1 0
 i honestly would live there Drool
  • 1 0
 screw my house i wanna live in one of those!
  • 1 0
 god damn i wanna be good enough to get inside of that
  • 1 0
 Fox is going to be jealous
  • 1 0
 amazing, coolest things since a time
  • 1 0
 I really want to take a look into the blackbox drawer.
  • 2 0
 Bike Porn!
  • 1 0
 well at least they replaces the old lady with MUCH better one!
  • 1 0
 where can I apply??
it's awesome!!
  • 1 0
 i want to drive that!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 almost bigger than my house!
  • 1 0
 That is the most bad ass truck EVER!
  • 1 0
 everything I need it to, this is it !
  • 1 0
 Quite simply put....I want to live in one of those!
  • 1 0
 ok who will try to steal the sram rig now lol.
  • 1 0
 I can't find the dancing hula girl.
  • 1 0
 cant think of anything. Im speechless!!!
  • 1 0
 i could live in this thing
  • 1 0
 how much does this raise the price of an X0 derailer!?
  • 1 0
 I gotta get me a job at SRAM!
  • 1 0
 Use the lathe to make me a sandwich.
  • 1 0
 good to know that SRAM is doing well. That is one badass rig.
  • 1 0
 so sick. i wish my trailer for wrenching was like that.
  • 1 0
 It looks bigger than my house...
  • 1 0
 like the best thing i have seen for a long time
  • 1 0
 I will work for free there !!! Frown
  • 9 0
 That looks like a Moto GP workshop
  • 1 0
 PRO.
  • 1 0
 That is Awesome!
  • 1 0
 DO WANT.
  • 1 0
 WOW I WANT ONE
  • 1 0
 HOT DAMN!
  • 1 0
 FODA-SE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I WANT IT... NOW!
  • 1 0
 Me wants it
  • 1 0
 i would so live in that
  • 1 0
 My dream
  • 1 0
 thats siiiiick !
  • 10 0
 hot tup to bring in the layyyddeeeeess
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