News: SRAM X01 Drivetrain Announced

When SRAM released its unique XX1 drivetrain last year, we all knew this day was coming: the new 1×11 drivetrain technology is trickling down to more affordable component groups. (For more information on XX1, check out Jeff’s short review.) While X0-level tech still isn’t affordable by some people’s standards, compared to the premium cost of the XX1 drivetrain, it’s a definite improvement! Also, if the past is any indication, watch for 1×11 technology to continue to trickle down to X9-level groups and below.

The driving concepts behind the 1×11 drivetrain are more simplicity and more chain security (not to mention lighter weight), all while not compromising gearing range too drastically. 1×11 provides chain security and simplicity by eliminating front shifts, adding a clutch-style rear derailleur (now common on many 2×10 drivetrains as well), and using a unique asymmetrical chain design.

As for the new X01 version of the 1×11 concept, check out these details from SRAM:

X01 Crankset

 

  • New patented X-SYNC™ tooth profile provides maximum chain control
  • Carbon arms with forged aluminum spider
  • Chainring guard option
  • New spider design allows for easier ring changes
  • CNC- X-SYNC™ machined rings (30-32-34-36-38)
  • Colors: Red and Black
  • Weight: 655g (with BB)
  • Technologies: BB30, GXP, X-SYNC™
  • MSRPs: $279-319 for crank, $98-127 for chainring

X01 X-Horizon Rear Derailleur 

  • Large upper pulley offset automatically adjusts chain gap
  • X-HORIZON™ design reduces shift force and ghost shifting
  • 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels
  • TYPE 2 technologies: ROLLING BEARING CLUTCH™ and CAGE LOCK™
  • Carbon cage
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Colors: Red and Black
  • Weight: 252g
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION™, X-HORIZON™, X-SYNC™, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™, CAGE LOCK™
  • MSRP: $269

X01 Trigger Shifter

  • SRAM 1X™ X-ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Zero Loss Engagement for fastest shifting
  • Multi-adjustable trigger shifter
  • MatchMaker X compatible
  • Aluminum cover and adjustable forged aluminum pull lever
  • Includes discrete clamp
  • Colors: Red and Black
  • Weight: 91g
  • Technologies: X-ACTUATION™, ZERO LOSS, MatchMaker X Integrated
  • MSRP: $139

X01 Grip Shifter

  • SRAM 1X™ X-ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • SPEED METAL™ shift indexing
  • ROLLING THUNDER™ ball bearing technology
  • JAWS™ lock-on grip technology
  • Aluminum cover
  • Includes lock-on grips
  • Colors: Red and Black
  • Weight: 143g (clamps, cable and JAWS™ lock-on grip
  • Technologies: JAWS™, ROLLING THUNDER™, SPEED METAL™, XACTUATION™
  • MSRP: $129

XG-1195 Cassette

  • Unique finish for high durability
  • 11-speeds (10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-42)
  • XD™ Driver Body creates more stable hub connection
  • Optimized Gear steps across entire range
  • Weight: 275g
  • Technologies: X-DOME™, XD™ DRIVER BODY
  • MSRP: $399

PC-XX1 Chain

  • New 1X™ specific chain
  • HARD CHROME™ technology for maximum strength and wear resistance
  • Proprietary link finish provides improved life span
  • 11-speed power lock
  • Technologies: X-SYNC™, HARD CHROME™
  • MSRP: $63

Watch for SRAM X01 to drop in Mid-September, 2013.

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