SRAM Corporation is a bicycle component manufacturer founded in 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The name is almost an acronym based on the founders names: Scott, Ray, and Sam. Starting with the invention of a twist-grip shifter for derailleur-equipped bikes, they went on to build more components, and then to acquire other bicycle component companies, including vid, RockShox, Truvativ, Quarq, Sachs, and Zipp.

SRAM is a major supporter of bicycle racing events.

Among their many products are multi-speed internally-geared hubs via their acquisition of Sachs. SRAM has announced in 2017 that they’ll be discontinuing their internally-geared hubs due to competition from conventional derailleur-equipped and electric bicycles.

Their first product was a twist-grip shifter.

SRAM has managed remarkable growth since 1988 by acquiring other bicycle component manufacturing companies including Avid, Fichtel & Sachs, QUARQ, RockShox, Sachs-Huret, Truvativ, and Zipp.

They have donated more than $10 million to improving bike paths and lanes throughout the world.

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