Photo Gallery: SRAM’s California Research and Development Facility Tour

Art’s Cyclery and SRAM have a longstanding relationship that is in many ways unique to the amazing city in which we are both located. One of our co-owners, Scott Smith, worked for Truvativ many years ago before buying Art’s, and a few of SRAM’s employees started here too. San Luis Obispo is such a small, tight knit community that we cross paths far more frequently than many people would expect. We go on lunch rides with the SRAM folks and sprint it out with them on the final straight on the Tuesday road hammer ride. My children are in the same classes and Girl Scout troops as some of the children of SRAM’s engineers. We see each other at our kids’ birthday parties and bump into each other downtown at the Thursday Farmers’ Market. The relationship that we are able to maintain with SRAM and many of the other bike industry companies located in San Luis Obispo really makes this a magical place for people who like to ride.

We had the opportunity to take a camera crew to SRAM’s San Luis Obispo office to share with our customers all the care, expertise and effort that goes into the SRAM products that Art’s proudly sells. Their San Luis Obispo facility handles the development of all of their crankschainringsbottom brackets, and front derailleurs. We have put together a gallery for you to peruse that will offer some insight into how SRAM operates and how this office is a quintessential representation of the personality of San Luis Obispo, California that both of our companies enjoy.

Take an inside look (literally) at Red 2012 and some shots of their newest mountain group, the groundbreaking 1×11 XX1.

Interviews with SRAM’s engineers and a video tour are soon to follow!