All the news at the moment seems to be about SRAM. Anyway we just received an email from Elmar Keineke from SRAM about news of a new groupset, here's what he said:

Next summer, SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ will jointly launch an MTB group called XX™. The group will exceed the demands of the cross-country athlete through all-new technologies focused on precision, efficiency, and weight. Further details will not be released until a global launch during Summer 2009.

Stay tuned for more....

There you go. We'll have to wait and see if things like the XX in the name hints at a new 10 speed drive train or if rumours of an increased use of carbon and ceramic parts are true.

New SRAM groupset