2011 SRAM X0 And X9 Release

Apr 26, 2010
by Mike Levy  
Hot on the heels of their '11 XX group, SRAM has released images and information on their 2011 X9 and XO components. Just like their siblings, both groups use 10 speed cassettes. Inside you'll find the pictures and info!

Read on...Source: SRAM

2011 SRAM X0

2011 SRAM XO component group

X0 10-Speed Rear Derailleur
Options Available in Long, Med. and Short cage
Weight 190 grams
Technology Exact Actuation Ratio
Direct Route Technology
Speeds 10
Compatibility Exact Actuation Ratio,
10 Speed; 36t maximum
Material Forged Aluminum, Carbon
Fiber Composite, AL-7075-T6 /
Stainless Steel
Pulley Bearings: Sealed Bearing

X0 10-Speed Front Derailleur
Weight 130g
Speeds 2X10 and 3X10
Cage Material Steel
Clamp Material Aluminum
Technology Exact Actuation
Speeds 2X10 and 3X10

X0 10-Speed Crank Sets
Weight 198g
Chainring Materials Alloy
Chainring options 2X: 26-39, 28-42
3X: 22-33-44
Compatible Chain Type SRAM 10 Speed
BCD 80/120
Crank Length 175 or 150
Crank Arm Material Carbon composite
Team GXP Bottom Bracket
Bearings Two Sealed Cartridge Bearings
Tech Feature Gutter Seal Technology
BB Shell Wide 68mm and 73mm

Avid X0 Brakes
Weight 333 grams (Front; Post Mount; 160mm)
Rotor size 160/185/203 G3 Clean Sweep
Caliper 2 Piece Forged Aluminum
System 2 Piston; Open System
Pads Organic
Additional Features: Tool free contact adjust;
Tooled reach and banjo adjustments

XG-1080 Cassette
Options 11-32, 11-36
Weight 235g
Technology X-Glide and Exact Actuation
Recommended Chain SRAM 10 Speed
Lock Ring Material Aluminum
Sprocket Material Aluminum
Sprocket Finish Steel

PowerChain 1091 Chain
Weight 257 Grams (114 links)
Closing Link PowerLock™ tool-less connecting link
Pin Treatment Chrome Hardened Pins
Rivet Type Hollow Pin
Compatible Gears 10

2011 SRAM X9

2011 SRAM X9

X9 10-Speed Rear Derailleur
Options Available in long, medium cage lengths
Weight 210g
Technology Exact Actuation & Direct Route Technology for lighter effort shifting
Speeds 10 Compatibility Exact Actuation 10 speed
Material Aluminum alloy links and forged
B-knuckle, High Strength Grilon ® P-knuckle
sealed cartridge bearing upper pulley
Aluminum long/medium-cage/composite short cage
Pulley Bearings Bushing

X9 10-Speed Front Derailleur
Weight 130g
Speeds 2X10 and 3X10
Cage Material Steel
Clamp Material Aluminum

X9 10-Speed Trigger Shifters
Weight 260g
Technology Impulse Technology
Speeds Rear 10 Speed.
Front: 2X10 and 3X10
Compatibility SRAM Exact Actuation® Rear Derailleurs
SRAM 2X10 and 3X10 Derailleurs

X9 10-Speed Crank Sets
BB GXP, Press Fit GXP, BB30 or Press Fit 30
Weight 785g
Chainring Bolt Alloy
Chainring Materials 7075

Avid Elixir CR Brakes
Weight 375grams
Rotor Size 160/185/203mm G3 Clean-Sweep
Caliper 2 Piece; Top Loading Pads
System 2 Piston; Open System
Pads Sintered
Additional Features Tools Free Contact and Reach Adjust
Tooled Banjo Adjust

SRAM X9 V2 Hub Set
Weight Front 165g / Rear 385g
Hub Shell Aluminum – Hi/Lo design – Machined
Upgrade Over X-7: Lighter – higher grade bearings
Compatibility Fr & Re QR:
Fr 20×110
Fr 15×100
Re 12 x 135
Re 12 x 142

PG-1070 Cassette
Options 11-32, 12-36, 11-23, 11-25, 11-26, 11-28, 12-25, 12-26, 12-27T
Weight 210 grams (11-23), 231 grams (11-26)
Technology Power Glide
Recommended Chain SRAM 10 Speed
Spider Type Alloy

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  • 8 0
 Tbh i do like the old design more, but this still looks the bomb!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Also agreed.
  • 1 0
  • 5 0
 Gahh, friggen 10 speeds re gonna be finicky... at least its only the top end stuff so itll be nice and crisp and easy to dial. Still, 3 by 9 was more than good enough for me....
  • 1 0
 They are doing X7 in 10spd...
  • 8 0
 i was fine with 9 speeds :-/
  • 4 0
 SRAM is pushing 10 speed hard into the market. But do they at all consider anyone who rides aggressively? As in those who race DH/4x and especially every single freerider out there? Don't tell me the machined-out plate chain isn't going to fail a little more often in the middle of a run or out in the woods than a 991 chain.
  • 4 0
 why doesn't anyone make decent equipment for 8 speed anymore? I know many who still prefer it. Myself included. even with my old 8 speed cassette i still barely use half of them
  • 1 0
 I must agree on that
  • 3 0
 It's the way the market works. People who are happy with their 8-speed setups are not the ones buying the latest and greatest toys at the bike shops. The guys who have cash burning holes in their pockets are the ones who dictate the direction of the market.
  • 8 2
 We dont need 10 im fine with my 8-9 by 1
  • 2 0
 Not sure how I feel about this from two perspectives;

I like it, just because the 10spd, MAINLY the 11-36 would be an awesome gear combo and I think it would bring All-Mountain riding as a whole to a new level, just because they will be able to climb and descend as well as any DH bike or FR bike gearing wise. And the suspension designs have already come to the point where more or less its bike weight/rider fitness holding them back. I would rock a 10spd on my bike, if they made it GripShift AND I could afford it. Which is my second thing...
I hate how the industry is making many things obsolete and I cant afford to keep up! Could drive people off the sport....(me not being one of them)
  • 2 0
 I ride AM on 2x9 with 11-34 casette, 22-38 up front and... I barely use 34t on uphill. You go so slow on 22f-34r that you need at least hardcore 71 HA to not flop. And which Am bike with Dh friendly fork gives you that HA? Most AM bikes like my nomad have barely 69 HA with Lyrik set to 115 travel. Plus some ppl like me just hate high cadency and prefer to crank it slower on harder gears.

What i mean is: cranking it up on AM bike so slowly on 36rear - is gonna be a handling nightmare.

Not mentioning that my x-9 11-34 casette weighs almost 100g more than 11-32...
so sorry 11-36 is just bullocks, unless your front granny gear is at least 26 Smile then again, what's the point... it makes sense only for single ring XC.
  • 1 0
 I rock single ring on my do-it-all bike, I have yet to run into something where my 34 is incapable off, and its not my climbing skill holding me back (it always is). I really dont want a dual ring though, to much stuff going on...

And climbing is not about headangle, its about how your weight is distributed over the bike. You do not need a steep headangle to climb.

And for the record-I'm also like you, i prefer the lower gears too but we both can't speak for everyone. Not to mention everyone finds those steep but short climbs that are just easier to hammer up at a high cadence.
  • 1 0
 well, there is abot of head angle story in climbing. If you ride a 160mm fork up the fire road its ok, but as soon as you hit some proper narrow xc trails with rocks and roots where you have to negototiate between then, you just start flip floping, and you cant react as fast as on steep HA. That means you have to plan every move a lot before and anyways you will end up putting your foot down much more often than when you go up on 69. It is just not effective to uphill technical trails with 67 HA and below.Smile I love my Lyrik Uturn for that.

I can't ride at high cadence... It is amazing how fast I am getting tired comparing to heavier gears. It's good that indoor track biking is not my hobby Big Grin Yesterday I actualy decided that I have to buy 24 front chain ring, 22 is way too small for my preference.
  • 1 0
 Fair enough on the climbing.....that makes plenty of sense. And that means you need to work on your cardio bud! hahaha
  • 1 0
 I don't actualy get this cardio thing at all... if its ok for me to ride on harder gears for lets say 5 hours, is my cardio still bad? I dont have a problem with riding at higher pulse, its just that I get to lets say 180 much faster on lighter gears than on the hard ones.

Lets say i am uphilling on 22f/34back and I am getting very tired, then I do the same distance in same time on 22f/28b and I am pretty much fine, while other person is fine with first version and gets tired on my preferable gearing. What does that mean?

That example actualy exists when I ride with my cousin. He's always having higher cadence than me. We have very similar fitness level I believe, we are both architects sitting all days in the office, plus I ride more road biking exercise than he does, he's doing more XC training Wink
  • 1 0
 This means that your anaerobic fitness is better than your aerobic fitness (cardio) - meaning your heart/lungs get tired before your muscles do. Your cousin is the opposite. For most people, lactic acid buildup and muscle fatigue is what will tire them out first. If you train your cardio to be stronger, it is technically more efficient to spin at higher cadences - you will be able to ride longer before your legs burn out. But everyone's fitness levels are different, and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, so just ride however way makes you happy. I ride best at a leisurely pace Smile
  • 1 0
 thx man! That actualy makes lots of sense in my situation. I dont have problems with long distances, but also because I know my body pretty well I guess. I can feel very well when I am getting tired and when to say to myself: take it easier m8 or you will burn out.

Leisurely pace, well that's my pace too but unfortunately not from choice Big Grin I'd love to be more fit. It is so much fun to rip xc trails with more speed. Use gravity biking attitude to obstacles and corners while riding XC is just great.

But well I think I'll try to train this fast spinning a bit more Smile
  • 2 0
 Any chance of them making 10 speed front chainrings (for DH/4x) so we can run single ring on a decent crankset with 10 spd rear. Tbh as the ratios on that cassette are mahoosive maybe road cassettes/chains could be used with this rear mech, I use road cassette and chain and it works great with my 9spd setup why not 10 Smile
  • 1 0
 You can use a 9-speed chain ring with a 10-speed drivetrain.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, isn't it just 32t, 34t, 36t. ect
The front chain ring is personal pref.
I use a 24t. ;D
  • 1 0
 i know most of you guys don't know bulgarian, but i gotta show you the thread in our main bulgarian MTB site - mtb-bg.com/index.php/products/news/1095-products-news-100417-sram-2011 . there're pics of the X9 line in black and red - it's sick. not that the ones here aren't. hope you enjoy it! (beer)
  • 1 0
 I think you mean Beer
  • 1 0
 Those black & reds do look awesome, but the red also looks filled-in on Photoshop. I hope they do produce that color either way.
  • 1 0
 i deffinitely want the cranks and i guess i have to get the 2 speed shifter
2 x 9 would be fine for me i dont even use 1st or 2nd, 9th [sometimes] yet alone 10th, and i never go on the lowest ring
and the ratios 26-39, 28-42 are pretty good
does anyone know if these will be compatible with 9 speed parts? like will my front derailleur need to be specific for these cranks or a 9 speed chain?
  • 1 0
 • X9 10-Speed Rear Derailleur
"Speeds 10 Compatibility Exact Actuation 10 speed"

Does this mean my shifter will now follow the derailleur? Because I am reading it as: the derailleur moves exactly 10-speed gaps.. Please correct me.
  • 2 0
 wow - what a deal for weight weinies! Only 198g for X0 cranks LOL - must be a typo...I'm guessing 698g??
  • 1 3
 The weight is for the 150mm cranks.
  • 2 0
 Do you think they made them 10 speed partly because Peaty won the worlds on a 10 speed? lol
  • 4 1
 So nice!!
  • 2 1
 i like my 2 x 9 set up, wonder if they will do new x0 9 speed. I like the design.
  • 2 1
 Im really interested in those new X0 brakes. They look kinda like the Elixer Carbons.
  • 2 0
 i think they are? maybe slight differences. the x9 set up is using a plain elixir. so maybe the x0 is rocking carbons? they do look identical to them
  • 3 0
 they are just elixer mags
  • 2 0
 All the xo stuff looks sweet
  • 2 0
 so the X0 and X9 lines will just exist in the 2x10 format?
  • 1 0
 It says that both the xo and x9 will be available in three ring cranksets.
does this mean a 10x3 gearing?
  • 2 0
 that's what shimano's doing...doesn't seem like the brightest idea.
  • 1 0
 Looks cheap, they better not even think about having the same extortionate prices they had on X0 last year.
  • 1 0
 I want eight speed trigger shifters, and a quality 11-34 cassette to match.
  • 1 0
 Sram c trop sa coche.....!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I want those cranks.

  • 1 0
 I want the cranks
  • 3 0
 are they serious or is it a typo where it says the x0 crankset weighs 198g? :O
  • 1 0
 it says they weigh less than the brakes.... problem maybe?
  • 2 0
 It seems sram have gone the step extra in weight technology. Carbon's out of fashion now, in with the polystyrene crank sets...
  • 1 1
 Sram 2 kisses is nicer than the updated hugs and kisses.
  • 4 6
 That stuff looks great. I wonder how long it will be till it all transfers into 2x10.
  • 32 1
 9 gears are more than I need, 10 just seems like more weight and skinnier/weaker chains to me. Wheres all the shiny colourful anodizing too? Frown
  • 12 0
 I only just switched to 9 speed, and barely use all the gears. whats the point in 10 speed really :\
  • 5 0
 i not long made the switch to 9, went from 8 to single, then up to 9 with a 2010 x-7 mech and shifter, i use about 5 of the gears, 1 for uphills, 5/6 for general riding, then 7 or 8 for track riding etc, maybe down to 6 on some tracks, i really dont need any more, but i do hope they still do the 9 speed stuff as i really like the new designs
  • 4 0
 I'm interested to see whether it will be clogging up with mud like a mofo. Having 11-36t in a back with a single ring + chainguide up front does sound good tho.
  • 7 1
 I like my 6 speed.
  • 1 5
flag yannickbisson (Apr 26, 2010 at 19:17) (Below Threshold)
 It's all 2x10 or 3x10 y'all
  • 1 0
 so no more 9 speed from sram ?
  • 1 1
 Not only that, but you have to get X-0 if you want a short cage deraileur.
  • 1 0
 i was also wondering, why is the x-7 available in short cage and carbon, whereas the x-9 is metal caged and not available short, i would like to know what product design at SRAM have been smoking lately
  • 1 3
 stuff is so nice and its crazy too they just added a gear! this is such a benchmark!

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