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SRAMRed XG-1290 12-Speed Cassette


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  • Silver, 10-26T ($350.00)
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Item # SRM00FJ

Red XG-1290 12-Speed Cassette

An intricate component in the redesign of SRAM's Red eTap AXS group is that of its Red XG-1290 12-Speed Cassette. To go 12-speed, you need well, 12 cogs, but it's so much more than just that. Because of its 10-tooth starting cog afforded by its XDR driver body, it opens up a whole new, wider gearing range that makes us all rethink the current gear ratios.

SRAM claims that the Red XG-1290 cassette was specifically designed for wireless electronic derailleurs offering smoother and faster shifting. Its one-piece X-Dome design is machined from steel for strength, precision, weight savings, and offers a longer lifespan when compared to titanium. Of course, this means you will have to have the new XDR freehub driver to install it on your wheelset but many companies already offer the driver and more and more are coming out all the time.

Perhaps the most significant change with the Red XG-1290 12-Speed Cassette is its ability to offer a more gradual gear progression between the cogs. All 3-gearing options have the smallest possible jumps with the 10-33t offering 1-tooth jumps between the 6 largest gears while the 10-26 and 10-28 options have 1-tooth jumps between the 8 largest gears. When mated to the close ratio 2x chainrings or a single ring setup, it makes it easy to find just the right gear.

  • SRAM's 12-speed cassette for its new Red eTap AXS group
  • Updated design offers smoother and faster shifting
  • More durable than titanium cogs
  • 10-tooth starting cog helps provide a wider gearing range
  • Engineered to work with an XDR driver body
  • One-piece machined steel X-Dome design for weight savings
  • More gradual gear progression between cogs for efficient pedaling

Tech Specs
Cog Sizes10-26T, 10-28T, 10-33T
Cog Materialsteel
Hub TypeXDR freehub driver
Recommended Usecycling
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Actual Weight

Silver, 10-26T

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[10-26T] 460g, [10-28T] 470g, [10-33T] 500g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?



I have a Force AXS 12-speed drive train on my bike. Can I replace the Force XG-1270 cassette with the Red XG-1290 cassette? Is it fully compatible?

>Rating: 5

Amazing range!!!

Crazy range with this....super well-suited for flats and climbs and everything in-between!!!


Have you tried this cassette with 12 speed Campy shifters/derailleurs?

This is an XDR drive cassette, I don't think that would fit on a Campy freehub body.