SRAM X01 Drivetrain

Aug 1, 2013
by SRAM  
ONE. AND ONLY.
SRAM 1X™ is the only one you need: less weight, better chain control and the ability to sync up with any riding style. Our 1X drivetrain philosophy focuses on optimizing how components work together—crank to ring, tooth to chain, shifter to derailleur, derailleur to cassette, and cassette to wheel. No matter where you ride, no matter what you’re up against, SRAM 1X takes you further.

SINGLE-MINDED PURSUIT
Building the next generation of single chain ring drivetrains takes more than a few well-made components—it takes components made perfectly for each other. The result: flawless chain management, lower weight and faster, more precise shifting. The same spider works with all 6 ring sizes for faster gear tuning. The teeth on each ring of the crankset use X-SYNC™ design to hold the chain better. The X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur stops chain slap and ghost shifting. And the 11-speed, 10- to 42-tooth ¬X-DOME™ Cassette keeps each gear step exactly even.

ALL FOR ONE
The SRAM X01 drivetrain carries on the tradition of SRAM’s championship-winning 1X™ philosophy—all the way down the mountain. The setup is simpler. The drivetrain is lighter. And the shifting is fast and solid. Bottom line: X01 is the right one for any terrain, every time. RELENTLESS.


SRAM X01
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™
• MSRP: $279 - $319 USD



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 USD











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 USD




X01
X01 Grip Shift
• 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™, X-ACTUATION™
• MSRP: $129 USD


SRAM X01
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 USD


XD™ Driver Body
• Driver body design that lets riders tap the power and range of the SRAM 10-42 11-speed Cassette and a 10-tooth small cog
• Provides a more stable hub connection
• XD™ Driver Body is 6-8g lighter


SRAM X01
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 USD


X01 availability: Mid-September 2013


Stay tuned for an in-depth article later today that looks at the differences in price, weight, and performance between SRAM's XX1 and X01 single-ring drivetrains.



254 Comments

  • 112 12
 Why not just run a 30 tooth on the front and a regular cassette on the back? I'm just not seeing $1,200 of value here?
  • 65 6
 When did the mountain biking industry collectively lose their minds? Did this happen at some meeting at Interbike a few years ago...
  • 34 3
 this system does give the most gear ratio of any single ring system because of its wide range cassette but...if i ever had to replace a $269 rear derailleur because it broke on a ride - i would be mother F-ing everything under the sun.

$75 for a 30tooth that mounts to all standard 104BCD cranks: www.wolftoothcycling.com/products/104-bcd-chainrings

combine that with something like the General Lee cassette adapter (which still has its hiccups in shifting perfectly), and you can get the same benefits of SRAM 11speed for about $300 total and utilize your existing 10speed drivetrain
  • 26 3
 because you'll still have problems while pedalling up steep hills and you won't be able to pedal on faster trails.
I run a 32T ring up front and a 11-36 cassette (1x10) and I have to get out of the saddle on a lot of climbs. I wouldn't run 2 or 3 rings up front, though, so 1x11 sounds great to me!
  • 8 3
 oh and also...you are forgetting the added price of getting your freehub changed out to an XD driver - thats another $75 to $100 depending on your hub. unless of course you are on SRAM hubs - their driver is $55

so much money to upgrade a drivetrain...
  • 20 3
 Price-wise, this is a step in the right direction from XX1, but I'm still gonna pass until X71 is released
  • 8 1
 If someone already has a 2x10 or 3x10, it would cost $60 to get the RaceFace N/W 30T. And if you felt like it, could get the Zee RD for like $80, but not required by any means.

I just find it hard to stomach going from $60 (or $140) to $1200 just to get one extra gear (42T instead of 36T max granny).
  • 24 1
 RUN a 30 tooth and your standard cassette!!! This is merely and option for people. You want value buy a cheap item. This is Sram's flag ship stuff. You don't go to the car dealer and say I want your fastest car oh an I am only going to pay for the base model.
  • 10 5
 the problem is...XX1 is their "flag ship"

SRAM has a good product but missed the mark on MSRP. X01 should have been "1x11 for the ppl" www.pinkbike.com/news/SRAM-X01-One-by-Eleven-for-the-People.html
  • 13 1
 I'm sticking with XO 2x10. Call me a fuddy-duddy but that sh*t's almost cheap now.
  • 6 0
 That's a lot of money. But upgrading any full component group will always be a lot of money. The best way to get this setup is OEM on a new bike, but until then 10 speed is fine for me. Now if Shimano released a wide-range 10 speed cassette similar to the General Lee, that would be a gamechanger.
  • 6 1
 i just found out about this last week...it blew my mind

here is a shimano 32-9, 9 speed shimano cassette that works with their special freehub body...which SRAM's SD driver looks an awfulllll lot like: www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/readitem.pl?Accessory=1136563170

www.utahtrikes.com/uploads/utupgrades/11615779/pic1/capreohub.jpg
  • 4 1
 If you want the range of the 1x11 for about $400 and don't mind having one larger gear jump/lower top end, then just get: SRAM X-9 Type 2 10sp($115), SRAM X-9 Shifter($55), 41 Tooth cog for cassette($40), and $60 for Race Face narrow-wide, which brings you to $270. You remove the 10t cog or the 12t cog to make room for the 41t cog, and you are left with $130 for the chain and cassette to get a 1x10 setup that has the same range as the 1x11 at the cost of just the 11 speed cassette.
  • 3 1
 ^ there are threads on MTBR about those cassette cogs - they bend a lot. almost everyone who uses them is bending them. the material is too soft for the size of the cog. one guy built a custom plastic spacer that gave it more support - that would probably fix the issue
  • 3 0
 I'm with SNGLTRKMND on this one.

Now that they keep upping the prices of these newer pieces, I'm looking forward to upgrading my GXP setup on my Pitch to the X0 2x10 now that it's starting to come down in price. I ride too much steep uphill tech not to justify the small ring. That setup from 2 yrs ago is still worth every penny, now it's just 300-400$ cheaper, if not less!!. I see an early Christmas present in my near future ;-)

Anyone looking for a used GXP 2x10? with SRAM X9? hehehe
  • 3 8
flag tjet (Aug 1, 2013 at 13:55) (Below Threshold)
 So what was wrong with 3x10 AGAIN??? AAAHHH OOOHHH!!!
  • 11 1
 Let's all shut up and go singlespeed!
  • 1 0
 here, here @dingus
  • 7 0
 I thought they said it was for the people?!?! this is nuts 400$$ just for a cassetee?! that made me laugh
  • 2 2
 How many of you have actually ridden this though? I bought XX1 and it is ridiculously good. I have never had shifting that fast. It cuts a lot of weight off the bike and looks bling bling. So many people bitching about how it costs too much. You are paying for a carbon crankset as well.
  • 1 0
 mnorris122: Price-wise it isn't a step anywhere. If I go to eBay, I can get a new 2013 XX1 groupset for less money. I was seriously thinking of buying it as I don't use the smaller ring on my 2x10 X0 at all and I'd also prefer the smallest ring on the cassette to be smaller, but there's no way I'm spending $1000 for a groupset.
  • 1 0
 Dude! You are right!
  • 1 0
 I have one, it does work flawlessy, but the price is ridiculous
  • 2 0
 im still happy with my 1x9
  • 1 0
 I would have kept running 9 speed if not for OEM 10sp XO group on a complete bike. I've tried lots of groupsets, lots of combinations and a double ring still works great for me. For the big rides I do here in the NW, a granny is still very, very useful. Marketing jockeys be damned - I don't see them on my trails. And they don't pay for their gear.
  • 40 3
 $399 for the cassette? OUCH!!!
  • 8 3
 $68 for a chain!
  • 32 2
 still running a 2x9 X0 in perfect condition. i will be sticking with that thanks.

walked into my local bike shop earlier to get a new hanger and looked around as had not been for a while - the cheapest bike was £5k, shop was laced with £6-7k Santa Cruz etc, sickening.

sold a 2009 honda civic last night for £6k.....something is weirdly wrong with the MTB sector and it's grasp on the economy of this decade..
  • 4 0
 SRAM PC-1091R chains are $75.
  • 9 0
 Its about the same price as a KMC Gold chain which is the most reliable chain I have ever used, from DH to XC.
  • 9 3
 I'm actually surprised they can sell the casette at all. This design takes 9 hours to CNC machine. Price out machine work, and its over $100.00/hour for an end user. To get it down to that price range, they have some great dealings going on to make any profit on it in any way.
  • 14 3
 Jmbrit. The cycling 'industry' doesn't want average anymore, they're making products for dentists and yuppies who ride a bike twice a month and spend eight grand on a bike every eighteen months, at least until Forbes runs an article on how all the millionaires and presidents like Bog Snorkling now.
  • 3 0
 I run 3 by 9 on my xc bike. Hasn't failed me in years of hard abuse. What would make me care about saving 30grams on my 23 lb xc/all around bike?? Wtf guys! Buck up!!
  • 15 1
 I don't think Taiwanese labour is anywhere near $100/hr.
  • 2 1
 Willie1.... owning machines that can cut multiple cogsets at the same time helps...and they're paying bulk wholesale OEM rates on machine time anyway, not retail.
  • 3 2
 I understand mass production, and economy of scale, but to be able to sell an item that takes 9h to machine on state of the art equipment at this price point is impressive.
  • 4 1
 9 hours?!?!? I call bullshit. I program and machine aerospace parts on 3-8 axis machine tools all day long for the last 15 years of my life there is no way it take 9 hours to machine that cassette! I would say 2 hours of run time split between 2 set ups. I make landing gear components and airframe structural parts, most of which is 7075 aluminum or 15-5 PH or 17-4 PH steel. typically I remove 80-95 percent or the material in chips. If I took 9 hours to machine a part like that cassette I would be unemployed!
  • 7 0
 I can get over the initial pricing or XX1 and X01, but people forget cassettes are typically replaced once, even twice a year.

An annual $400-$800 in 'cassette maintenance' fees?

Wow.
  • 5 1
 I get the price here but this is still XO... Sram has more than enough engineers to make this group affordable, it took me and my friends 45 min on solidworks to get a rough two piece steel/alloy 11 speed cassette. Just think about a huge spider on a SLX level cassette, you know an alloy FORGING with almost standard cogs attached to it that's fast and cheap to produce. Hell its not like they didn't put a F*ing patent on the thing, they are just pushing this for as long as they can because they know there are plenty of people who don't care about pricing and will gladly pay these ridiculous fee for a wide ratio cassette...

this sport as turned into the biggest whoring ive ever f*cking seen, ppl need to wake up, this is a cog and chain drivetrain not a f*cking booster rocket ! f*ck !

sorry about the rant I cant take this anymore
  • 1 0
 Doverrover: I saw the video on the casette when XX was released, and it is 9 hours to machine it out of stainless steel.
  • 1 0
 willie. the x01 is made differently....
  • 1 0
 RoverDover you're right on!....these co's are notorious for trying to BS the general public into thinking they"re performing some kind of magic with their NC machines....FOLKS GET OVER IT!!!! This technology has been around for the last 40 + yrs....granted back then machining a piece like this cassette was code and time consuming, but today????
  • 34 2
 400$ for a cassette, AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • 55 4
 its $399. not as bad
  • 9 0
 the biggest benefit to me would be re-positioning my dropper post lever under the left grip.

drop the price and i might drop my left shift pod.
nah...doubt it anytime soon.

getting a new frame...nomad-c. tried the Bronson, cute, but not needed. And all my dialed components from my playful, plenty fast up and down, plenty enough tire contact patch 26"UZZI will fit right on. Ride on my 26" brothas!
i just wanta ride, feel the euphoria, and celebrate the aftermath with a few good beers.

i'll check in on pink pike and the latest in another year.
  • 1 0
 gserrato - my hero and made my day that is hilarious hahahaaaa.
  • 33 1
 It's official...I can no longer afford to mountain bike.
  • 5 20
flag Willie1 (Aug 1, 2013 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe you are not very creative or resourceful????
  • 5 3
 Couldn't you look at used equipment, or lower range products, rather than neg propping? When I started out I couldn't afford top level equipment. Biking is only expensive if you have new, high end equipment.
  • 3 1
 my 2nd hand giant reign xo cost less than this drivetrain.......
  • 25 6
 If you don't like it, or can't afford it, don't buy it. Nobody is making you. On the other hand, it is in our best mutual interest to limit the criticism of innovation. Why are the companies suddenly the criminals when they produce a premium innovative product? Welcome this with open arms people. As the tech gets more refined and more established, it will trickle down to more affordable price points.
  • 9 19
flag blaaaaaaaaaah (Aug 1, 2013 at 12:30) (Below Threshold)
 That's the point. This isn't 'innovation'. It's a brazen cash grab masked as some great technological development. And you are completely right. No one will buy this and we are exercising our right to voice our dissatisfaction with an industry which doesn't give a shit about consumers. Throw this on the pile of other dumb 'innovations' like that tapered stupid new tapered head tube standard giant brought out last year at interbike.
  • 16 3
 Blah you missed the point... This is a technological development, and people are buying this.
  • 10 1
 If people like you dictated the cycling industry, the penny farthing would still be an adequate form of transportation
  • 6 2
 @bubbaleech - Exactly!

I've been running xx1 since the beginning of the year. It is everything the online reviews claim it is: Smooth, silent, and I have enough range to never have to be worry about being under or over geared,

I have a couple riding buddies who also run it and they all have similar experiences. The stuff is very good.
  • 2 0
 I would love to try this, but I still have have "like new" 2x10 and 2x9 drivetrains that haven't worn out yet. When they do, this is at the top of my list.
  • 6 2
 I can buy a 2014 yamaha YZ450 for 8k. it comes with an engine. used it comes for $1800. Just sayin.
  • 1 0
 Tapered head tube is one of the best upgrades to come out for a trail/am bike lately. Maybe you're not into it, but you don't have to buy it. There are always those who will, and in case you haven't noticed, Sram and Shimano both still make 3X cranksets, for all those out there who still want it...
  • 2 3
 I can buy a 3 year old deore groupset for $150.00 too. Apples to oranges?
  • 1 0
 yeah but motorcycles aren't mountain bikes...why would you want that?
  • 2 0
 Yeah, but does your 2014 Yamaha come with XX1? I don't think so!
  • 12 1
 If this was August 2012, If this was XX1. If this was groundbreaking tech that had never been seen before, and we saw $1400, I think we'd say "hey, fair enough, new technology, I hope it's affordable next year."

What are SRAM taking us for pricing it like that?
  • 3 0
 Give it some time man, it's barely been 11 months
  • 7 0
 I like the attitude of some people regarding 1x11. "I ride 1x9 and I am happy with it so everyone else should be happy with it buck up" If this attitude was widespread we would have no technological advances anywhere. No one is forcing you to switch your set up, I rode 1x9 last year and liked the simplicity of it but wished i could have had a greater range. It is different strokes for different folks. Personally I like the idea of 1x11 but think they blew it on pricing here. Why spend 1200 bucks on XO1 when for an additional 130 I could get the flagship XX1. At those price points it is barely a difference in price, someone who is willing to drop that kind of money is not going to be swayed by the small difference in price. Big disappointment in that regards
  • 13 3
 im waiting for the 13 by two hamerschmidt
  • 1 3
 Hammershmidten ist toten! Forstojen sie? Toten!
  • 1 0
 Schlumpf > Hammerschmidt.
  • 1 0
 Iz zere a Schlumpf in your HammaSchmidt?
  • 1 0
 Schlumpf is wunder-riser-bar.
  • 1 0
 oh excuse me... my stepmother forced me to watch Smurfs in German, trying to teach me the language that way, probably it was her weird way to prepare me for an event of another invasion. One day she brought me a video cassette called Schmutziges Schlümpfine and apparently it wasn't a cartoon. Haven't recovered from it yet...
  • 1 0
 Ouch. Hugging your teddy won't make that go away in a hurry.

Anyway, seriously, have you seen the Schlumpf? It is a two-speed crank set. You change ratios by hitting a 'button' on the crank bolt. Ratio is 1:1 or 1:1.6 (similar to changing between 42 to 32 up front). No need for a cable. Very sleek. No-one knows you have two gears. You will win all the singlespeed races.

The gears are made out of tool steel by a genius/crazy guy named Florian Schlumpf in Switzerland. Each gear is undercut so you can never slip the gears. It is about the same price as a Hammerschmidt but is much simpler. I rode a steel Spot 29er at Sea Otter with one and it was one of the best rides I've had in my life. You adapt to it very quickly. My dream bike build would have one. I also rode a fixie with one for a day or two to test it out.
  • 7 2
 I know everyone is super skeptical about this system, and for good reason. It's not cheap. But I have to say that after I went from XTR to the XX1 setup I feel 20% more efficient and have never felt better on any other drivetrail. 10-42 is the shit!
  • 9 1
 Sweet only 1400$ for a new drive train...
  • 7 0
 those are US prices. just wait until we get hosed by our distributors. $1600
  • 4 1
 time to sell the car...
  • 4 0
 Those complaining about price, have you priced out XTR drivetrain lately? XX1 is cheaper than XTR the last time I checked. There is also no way you're going to run a 30t chain ring on a 10 speed drivetrain and be able to keep up in racing scenerios. it may work fine for trail, but not enough top end. The down side of the XX1 in my experience is the durability, I am on my second derailleur, and now have a new cassette, chain, and chainring on order after only 650 miles. That second set in less than a season really stings.
  • 1 0
 Ur totally right on that tip , I've just been foolin around with my first 10 speed setup (XO) , with different chain rings and such
And just tried a 30 tooth cr , it was pretty nice flying up hills and ripping around but the straight sections it felt like I didn't have a chain I was pedaling so fast , my friends are all 3x9 ers and thought I was crazy , but they were behind me the whole time haha
A lot of people still aren't used to seeing single chain rings out on xc or even cross country rigs yet but I'm all about it
So much easier and less things to worry about , $1200 is still to pricey for me but I'll give it a year and then we'll see
  • 1 0
 In BMX, there is a saying: "If you aren't spinning at 180, you're not really spinning."

justjoe: I am interested in what conditions you ride in. That wear seems quite a bit faster than my 2x10 setups.
  • 1 0
 Pacific Northwest single track, with variable weather conditions. I put the bike together in March and have raced a dozen short track XC races, 1 full XC, and 1 enduro, but the rest jra.
  • 1 0
 thats exactly why XTR costs more then XX1, it will outlast SCAM I mean SRAM
  • 4 0
 Those bastards are driving the cyclists nuts with so many super expensive elite products. During the last 10 years prices have been increased by 300%. This storm of continuous developments at super high prices does't happen to that extend to any other sport. There are no limits, neither common sense, just hanger for money and market shares. There is something wrong here.
  • 5 0
 I'm not exactly sure why the US patent office continues to give patents on technology that already existed in nearly identical form, in other industries...
  • 8 1
 Because it's no longer a real government department but a profit reliant shill?
  • 6 3
 I'm confused as to why people are complaining about the cost. Yes, it's expensive. It's also their second to top tier product. It's not meant to be cheap, mid level stuff. It's new tech, which also makes it expensive. You have to try and recoup your R&D costs somewhere. Then it'll trickle down. Look at a 10 speed X.0 cassette. They're only $100 cheaper than the X01.
  • 3 0
 well, I think that's the problem: people (including me) were hoping for a traditionally manufactured cassette, so that we could justify the price to ourselves. at this pricing, what's compelling about this group vs XX1?
  • 1 0
 Just as you said, price. The x01 would be around $200 cheaper than xx1.
  • 2 0
 And the most expensive part is the part of the groupset is the part that wears out the most, I can get through 2+ cassettes in a year and Im sure others in wetter climates go through more than that. Thats a hefty maintenance bill for a cassette
  • 1 0
 XO can be used for AM, and even has DH components. XX1 is pushing the envelope in weight, and is more XC light trail oriented. Its not so much a step down, but less focused, with a wider appeal.
  • 3 0
 XT is much cheaper than XTR, in some components it's around 1/2 of the cost. And it's the second top tier product for shimano too. Maybe that's why people were expecting X01 was going to be much cheaper than XX1.
  • 4 0
 XO and XTR are direct competitors. XX is like Yumeya XTR (sp?)

X9 is the competitor to XT.
  • 1 1
 @dizmo $200 isn't a really compelling price difference, especially when you start taking it apart: how many people are going to not spring for the crankset, especially now that it's aluminum? what's the price difference without it? I'd certainly go for a TRS+ over this crankset, but even moreso would I just slap a new raceface ring on my existing crankset.
  • 3 0
 XO1 crank is carbon, with an aluminum spider.
  • 3 1
 XTR is on the level of XO, respectively XO1. XT is on the level of X9. XX and XX1are 1 class above XTR and XO/XO1. Smile
  • 4 0
 ah, that's right, i forgot that only the OEM XO1 cranks are alu. Still, I'm sure there's lots of people like me who'd keep what they've got.
  • 1 0
 Me too! XO 2x9 combo with 27/42 front and 11-32 at the back is enough for the XC bike. But is questionable now that this bike is going AM. But i might only change the cassette and the chainrings for different ones to change the ratios. Smile
  • 2 0
 that's the price to pay if you want a wide range single ring setup. But not to sound like a geezer, I kindof wish I was running 8 speed. cheap chain + cassettes, can use your favourite 9 speed rear derailleur and it takes a little more to knock the shifting off!
  • 1 0
 Sure, but the point is: why go for this instead of XX1? the only reason I've seen is Willie1's statement that it's more durable, but I haven't seen SRAM back that up. (Edit: other than the coating on the cassette, that is.)
  • 1 0
 What do you mean by "more durable"? Smile
I also wonder why the price difference is so little. Smile And do we have to wait for another year to get a X91, and another one for the X71?? Hah, it would be at the time my XO combo wears out. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Xo is approved for use up to and including DH. XX is lighter, and is not recommended for DH. If the-1 versions follow the same pattern, which they apparently do, the XO will be for most users, while XX1 is aimed at the weight weenie who is a competitive racer, or for those with thick wallets. There is no performance difference between XO and XX, just weight.Both are top of the line equipment, but XX1 is more specific in focus.
  • 1 1
 The XO1 with such a long derailleur cage doesn't seem OK for DH....
  • 1 0
 I wouldn't bet on seeing X71 in two years. It seems like they don't push tech down to X7 level until they have a new hotness for the XX level, heck, we didn't even see clutch equipped X7 til this year, so almost a year after XX1.
  • 4 1
 Just run the General Lee casette 11T-40T works amazing and with the XTR cranks and clutch rear deraillieur you don't need a chain device. Also costs under $200 for the top 4 rings on the cassette, works with Sram and Shimano. Stop ripping everyone off SRAM

www.pinkbike.com/news/General-Lee-Wide-range-Cassette-Adapter-First-Look-2013.html

It works with any deraillieur and cassette just make sure you get your spacer the right width on the shimano casettes, I used a BB spacer and works perfect with shimano. Job done at a fraction of the price
  • 1 0
 This is a very cost effective and solid way to go.

I just ordered a General Lee Cass and going to put it on my 1x10 setup.I am currently running a BBG bashwich (inner and outer bash guards) for chain guide and X9 Type2 mid cage derailleur setup and this cassette adapter is going to give me the range I am looking for in a 10 speed cassette.
  • 3 0
 SRAM I'm done with.
I bought a brand new XO short mech a month ago. First time I replaced the cable and adjusted the high/low limit screws - the plastic inserts that the bolts thread into pulled and the limits could not be adjusted. SHITE. Proper pissed me off.

I looked at X9 and it's designed totally different as the plastic bits push through the bottom so cannot pull out when tightened.

WTF SRAM?

I couldn't believe they are designed this way ... U wana go in GBB in Whistler and look at a price of an X0 rear ?... Yeah ... Mega cash.

Shimano will be my future investments... And A LOT of my friends are singing a similar tune... And that's all Whistler residents who bike regular and this is a big catchment area for sales ... Plus some shop mechs I know said the same..

SRAM pull your finger out!!!
  • 3 1
 I think this is one of the best ideas I've seen since starting biking as an adult in 1992. Removing one of the derailleurs simplifies the drivetrain so much. As it trickles down to X-9 and lower, it will be more affordable. Everyone complained the XX 2x10 was too expennsive, but I have been running it for years now with NO PROBLEMS. That technology is available at almost all price points now. If a gearbox coukld be light and reliable like the current shifting technology, then that would be the way to go, but it is a ways off.
  • 2 1
 Agreed, however 2x? Has been used around since many years before it appeared. 2x + bash has been on FR bikes for some time. Even chain retention for those is much older than proprietary 2x10. Blackspire Dewlie. There were a few 1x9 and 1x8 users but it exploded after 10sp came with 11-36 cassettes. It took 4 years for XX1 to arrive. I hope to see x9 version of it, even if cassette's going to weigh 400g
  • 1 1
 Willie1 and I agree on drive trains.

Is this how black holes form?!

Seriously, I agree the price isn't bad either considering its brand new top-end equipment.
  • 1 0
 Most of my bikes run 2x9, ( I have 3 that are 2x10) but they don't shift as well up front compared to the dedicated 2x FDs.
  • 3 0
 I only remember that 12 years ago when I realized I want to do MTB more seriously, I looked at my crankset, at the big third cog and tried to memorize if there was a single time I used it off-road. Then around 2004 I saw a bloke on a Giant AC with huge dh tyres, cranking it up past me on a single ring on a 3000ft high climb...
  • 1 0
 I've got 24x36 on almost all of my bikes (Mojo is 26x39- absolutely perfect for that bike.) I like the 11x36 in the rear, but it has to be 11x34 with 9 speed, and the front shift isn't as crisp (no shifting under power.)
  • 1 0
 With a tiny more bit of will to do strength training in winter and do more intervals training instead of just riding trails, I could ride 36t-11-36 on the hardtail with 1600g wheels and 1400g tyres. I mean to ride 1:1 comfortably not dying every time I come home. I did train this winter but not as hard as last year. I had 26-36 with 11-32 cassette on 29er with heavish wheels and it was working well on my trails. In proper mountains I might need to go up with the cassette. But for XX1 with 42t back, I am sure that I would uphill anything on any setup in any fitness form, just have three chain rings, like 32t, 34t and 38t
  • 2 0
 I'm waiting for some clever company to come out with 11-42 11 speed cassette that works on a standard freehub body. Maybe it's not doable based on spacing, but it would be a killer app. Or just wait another year until we have the X9 level product from SRAM. Shimano will eventually jump into the 1x11 game so there's competition once again. Drivetrains have gotten really good lately. Even 1x10 SLX stuff is awesome. This 1x11 is even awesomer.
  • 2 0
 Lol at awesomer
  • 2 0
 The second I saw these news on PB just now (home page Smile , I thought "this is gonna be good!"
its not that good...
the prices of the components aren't much different to the XX1. The crank is noticeably cheaper, but other than that its still super expensive. Of course I didnt expect it to be cheap, because it will always be expensive to upgrade a whole groupo, but this isnt too much of a game - changer. I need to upgrade, but for some people who dont have some kind of money source (job) have it more difficult to just spend 1200 on an upgrade.
Cheers!
  • 2 0
 witnessed the XX1 hype within the all mountain crew here in BC last season. I was ready to drop the $ then tried my friend's Zee 1x10 drivetrain with Race Face 30t with 11/36. Amazing performance for 1/3 the cost of the XX1. Built up my Norco Range B1 with the same setup and only cost me about $400.00. No dropped chains and easy positive gear indexing.
  • 1 0
 best all mountain setup and for a budget compared to this stuff
  • 2 0
 I always find it surprising that people don't get frustrated with 30t x 11t. I can spin out my 32t x 11t on almost flat ground. think I'm gonna switch it up to 34t (not like I can't put the 32t back on if I don't like it.)
  • 6 0
 Downhills are for pumping and freewheeling braaaah.
  • 1 0
 you forgot sweet wheelies.
  • 6 4
 Its crazy how everyone here complains about price... this is a website to inform people of new technologies used in MTB industry. ya its expensive but so is cycling in general. BOO HOO your poor and cant afford the latest and greatest NO ONE CARES. Some people like to have nice parts and don't mind paying for it because they KNOW it works better than cheap parts. I have been running XX1 for the last 8 months and it truly is the way of the future so all you haters should probably start saving up now, or take up Kite Flying.
  • 6 1
 Thank God someone isn't complaining its too expensive. The whining gets old fast. 1. Go to school 2. Don't waste all your money on cell phones and video games 3. Get a job and save some money Whammo!! its now doable!!!! Many of us follow this path, and spend our disposable income on things like this.
  • 2 0
 Thank you.Im glad there are some people on here who are not pathetic whiners
  • 1 0
 yo have you seen the new kite flying tech? super expensiveeer.
  • 3 0
 Completely agree. Waaaah I want the latest technology but I don't want to pay for it because it's not worth that much. Get a grip. I have been running XX1 for 2 months now. Wow. Sram, I am not disappoint.
  • 1 0
 So, i sold my few yr old 2x10 XO equipped bike to finance a new build...been riding the 10 y/o xtr "rapid rise" on my old hunter in the interim and god damn if the xtr isn't quieter, faster, and flawless in comparison. I went with SRAM to avoid the Shimano juggernaut, but, uh, I'm back to being a believer. SRAM has way too many models and variations and....frankly, I think their overall quality suffers as a result. I've got several friends who race XXO and XX1. The consensus is they work great when new, but wear out quickly. In fact, these folks generally don't use this drive train for training due to the lifespan ish's. Like XTR, cool if your sponsored, or stupid rich, but otherwise is it really necessary? My Porsche on the other hand.....
  • 1 1
 Rich people can't ride. Kumatme bru
  • 2 3
 poor people can't hold a job!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 im riding 1x9 with a 32 t ring and cheap shimano stuff ( deore and alivio came stock on my taro) and im fine with it but the xx1 does seem tempting with a 34 chainring, or xo1 but its too expensive right now ill wait till it trickles down or when shimano offers a wide range cassete..1x is simpler and makes more sense..bye bye front derailuer
  • 2 0
 I'm on the Taro too, and have no complaints with the 1x9 setup. I spin the 32 t out far too often so I'm in the process of removing the chain guide and chucking a Race Face N/W 36t ring on the front - perhaps when that stops working for me I'll look at upgrading to XX1 or X01 but right now I see no need to spend the extra dollars!
  • 2 0
 depends on how/what you ride, the xx1 would enable me to run a bigger ring while maintaining a decent climbing gear, i tried the 32t version and it felt a lil too easy. then again i wonder how different is a 34 ratio with a 36 from what i have now...
  • 2 0
 yeah dude i'm on my 2012 honzo. upgraded to xt but still 1x9. i'd take the range the cassette gives over a 1x10 with similar range. 11 speed would be sweet for us though
  • 1 0
 Question: I am running an X9 (2x10)group from last year. If I replace the wheel set with an 11spd compatible one, would I be able to run a 2x11 by changing the cassette and derailleur? Or would I also need to change the shifter too? Would cross chaining be a problem?
  • 2 1
 you would most likely have a problem because of the design of the chainring and chain. you might be able to get away with 2x11 but it might shift funny.

also, does your wheel company make an xx1 hub conversion set?
  • 4 0
 The RD won't work with 2 rings up front. Its a completely different application. I don't know if it would work with a 10 speed cassette though. They are tight lipped about exact pull ratios.
  • 3 1
 2x11, may I ask if you are going to use 22t granny? I really could not stop myself... Ok enough being a dick. Just as Willie says there might be problems with shifting, I personally think you won't be able to get a good chain length for such contraption.
  • 1 0
 Positive rep's for the answers, even Wakidesigns. It was more of a is it possible versus I want to do it. And yes, there are times when I wish I had a 22t granny. I do like how SRAM keeps pushing the envelope.
  • 1 0
 willi summed it up the rd has a horizontal path that doesnt allow for chain growth thats needed with a fd..so no 2x11 wont work unless you run a hammerschmidt internal.. and a 22t granny wit a 42 t rear cog? screams pussy gear....
  • 3 0
 I could have lived with the prices on everything in XX1 except the cassette. I was desperately hoping X01 cassettes would be a decent amount cheaper. Guess not.
  • 1 0
 Personally, I'm planning on getting a Wolf Tooth components direct mount chainring for my existing XO crank in the 30t or 28t range. Most of the range of this setup for 70 bucks! Id be willing to do that in exchange of maybe having to walk the last little bit of the longest steepest climbs i come across. I love the advance of tech!
  • 2 1
 this looks and is priced very similar to xx1? Is it just the same stuff but stronger? Not getting sram 1x11 until it becomes in my price range with a standard driver body. It is incompatible with my shimano rear hub so I'd have to get a new wheel!? For now 1x10 with a 30t race face narrow wide should work for me.
  • 2 0
 General lee 40 tooth cassette with a mid cage x9 clutch mech and 30 tooth NSB direct mount up front with a mrp guide.
Been riding it hard for 3 months, loving it! Price = $350 SHHHHAAABAM!!
  • 2 0
 Not gonna complain too much since nobody is forcing me to buy it and I could afford it anyhow.
BUT--> HOLD ON A SECOND, The Cassette cost more than the Crankset??!!!! What on Earth....LOL
  • 1 0
 Never made that connection, WTH?!?!
  • 3 2
 It is expensive? Sure. That's fine. Is it progress? For some. But this isn't for everyone!

Does the industry assume that all of us mountain bikers got stronger overnight? We shell out the big bucks and all of a sudden we can push a heavier gear up the same steeps?

30T/42T gear combo is comparable to a 22T granny and somewhere between a 30 and a 31T rear cog. That's a far cry from a 34T or the 36T!!!

An average rider can't push this. A lot of folk in my part of the world (Colorado) are being seen pushing their bikes up the stuff they used to be able to pedal and they all tout progress. WTF????
  • 4 2
 Then if you live in Colorado, take a trip to Boulder and tell it to Lee McCormack that "32-42t is too hard to push". He'll straight you up or eventually advise to change a hobby. 30t to 42t is a damn low ratio even for muscle structure of a Kenyan marathon runner, while 22t granny is numbing the drive to excell as a mountain biker in the sane way chronic masturbation decreases a chance of getting laid. People with no true disfunctions have no excuse to use that.
  • 2 1
 Sam sie wybierz do Boulder albo lepiej, w gory do Crested Butte albo Telluride i potem mi pierdol o stroktorze mesniowej Kenijczyka.
  • 1 0
 I got rid of my 3x drivetrains on mt XC bike and Mojo SL, as I NEVER EVER used the granny, even with 1500m logging road grinding climbs, and I'm a clyde (fit weight of 265lbs.) It takes a couple months in the spring for us northerners to get up to speed, but just keep riding and pushing yourself. Also race BMX, power increases fast in BMX!!!
  • 1 0
 Noone needs a granny for a logging road climb. When you're pedaling up a 20% grade or steeper, like our high country trails here, you definitely need the lowest gear you can get your hands on. Kenyan marathon runner or not.
  • 1 0
 I am yet to ride a gradient at technical complexity to need a gear ratio lower than 0.8. And I assure you I have some nasty shit here. That leads me to a conclusion that you can't uphill standing at such gradients and ratios, thus you can't control your bike riding so slow seated = le impossibile. I hope you were at least able to relate Kenyan marathon runner's muscles to high cadence... huh Polish people get really aggressive if their fellow citizen can point out to them that they might be weak or bad at something... they tend to be quiet though if it is an English or German speaking foreigner criticizing them...

How do you get rid of Poles from your country: give each of them different salaries at same job positions, and they will kill each other...

How can you recognize two Poles abroad? They become quiet and hide as soon as they hear another person speaking Polish.
  • 1 0
 You're just rambling. If I can process it, it appears that you're contradicting yourself. If I presumably can't control my bike going slow, then it would follow that I'd want to pedal faster to stay upright, where in fact I'm advocating the opposite.

Wherever you ride appears to not be as challenging at tech riding here or in Utah or as steep as our high country. Your limited experience in terrain and limited exposure to your local stuff may allow you get away with running a limited range of gearing but advocating it as a blanket choice for all is narrow minded. Whatever Lee McCormack says is great. I do live in Boulder and I do ride a lot of high country and I find it silly to see all these people with "modern" drive-train walking up stuff they used to have the range to pedal up.

Case in point, Dan Atherton at Punta Ala:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/9601181

He too should change his hobby? Or should he stop chocking the bishop?
Whatever you say.
  • 1 0
 Jealousy or hate, hard to tell what it is. There are plenty of drivetrain options, XX1 works, very well I might add. If you can't afford it, it's not a big deal. It's a simplistic, purpose built high quality 1x drivetrain. about a hundred miles into mine without a single hitch, and I have no desire to run anything else. The price tag ain't for everybody.....
  • 1 0
 ive ridden a few bikes with tbe xx1 and its gotta be dialed, one bike wasnt and it shows the other was dialed from a sram demo and it was flawless, def an amazing setup.. but after 9 months on an 11-36 and 32t ring im getting stronger and rarely walk up anything, no granny gear needed, imo i think id go to a 34 t ring and enjoy a bigger range.
  • 1 0
 Interesting SRAM figured out how to charge customers more using less material. I would like to see objective evidence from these manufacturers when they try to sell us on these so called tech innovations. Where is the data from R&D that suggest 1x11 is better than 2x10 and 3x10?
  • 1 0
 I say stock up on all of the 10 speed cassettes, rear derailleurs and shifters you can get your hands on. Sram is looking to move the herd here. I personally am a bit fed up with SRAM. I guess they just can never make quite enough money.
  • 1 0
 Well this is interesting. There have been a number of bikes on display with an alloy crank, maybe there is an X9-1 version coming too? Here's a few examples: www.worldxcmtb.com/news/xc-tech/presentation-bottecchia-2014-reparto-corse.html www.worldxcmtb.com/news/xc-tech/new-sram-x01-2013-less-expensive-than-sram-xx1.html
  • 1 0
 I think I read somewhere that bikes out of factories will have alloy cranks whereas aftermarket groupsets will be sold with the carbon crankset? Not 100% though
  • 1 0
 I think this is an awful lot of money for what it is. It seems the less you have the more they want for it. I run a 32 single ring with an 11-36 on my 29er and cope fine. In more extreme climbing I could go down to a 30 tooth at the front if needed.
  • 1 0
 Type 2 rear derailleurs cause a sensible clunk as the cage breaks over the resistance barrier when the chain grows through suspension travel. I've been setting up people on brand new bikes for a sag test, had them push on the suspension and have only been able to get rid of the mystery clunk by locking off the cage. Add a few rides and some dust in there and it often gets worse.
  • 1 0
 Does any one here really need to ride a 10-42 cassette . With a 30 chainring ?30/40 That's the same gear ratio that a 24 chairing on a 32 cog riding a 26 inch wheel...19.5 or a 27/36= 19.5
So a 27 chainring and a 11-36 will do almost the same.
Does a 27 exist?
www.ats-speeddrive.com
Save money for the beer!
  • 4 0
 Thought the XO1 was going to be affordable...
  • 4 1
 So wait, is this even cheaper than XX1? And by how much? (don't feel like doing the maths)
  • 2 1
 I'd say totally worth it if you're building a new bike, but definitely not worth upgrading from a ten speed set-up. Logically speaking and to put it into perspective, that's $1300 for one extra cog. No thanks.
  • 3 2
 1 for all, eh? Sounds to me that there are only few that can afford this ridiculous XXX-shit Big Grin Too lazy to count how many Zee-sets one would be able to buy for the price of one XO1.
  • 3 1
 Zee compares to X7 in the grand scheme of things (price point wise).This is equivalent to XTR level. XX1 is a step above XTR.
  • 1 1
 I haven't run the 1x11 but did run a 1x10 last year with a 32 upfront. The problem was I would blow my legs on the long climbs, I ended up having to do physical therapy with hip and knee issues. I was spun out many times on the down hill. I went back to a front derailler with the xtr clutch derailler and a chain guide. We are talking about a 1 pound difference. You won't feel the weight and if your really concerned about that dump some tools and water out of the pack or loose a pound. Not that hard.
  • 2 1
 $1194.00 for a drivetrain??? they forgot to mention the freehub body you also need to get to run this setup. so add another $100. i'm sure this is a sick setup, but not for the price. waiting for the x9 group...
  • 1 0
 for some reason I thought I read that xo was going to be aluminum cranks, lowering cost?
probably x9 aye...that race face/general lee setup looks like a valid option for those of us that pack our own lunches!
  • 1 0
 IMO they should have sorted out the XX1 issues before rolling the problems through to X01. The Sram forum on MTBR.com is overflowing with XX1 issues:

forums.mtbr.com/sram
  • 6 5
 i'm sick of everyone bitching about price. if you're not in the market for regular XX or X0 drivetrains, why is it shocking to you that XX1 and X01 are out of your price range?
  • 5 0
 What no one has seemingly brought up yet - is that no matter what groupo you're looking to buy (XO, XTR, Suntour, blah, blah blah) you're ALWAYS paying more if you buy it aftermarket. The really cool thing about XO1 is that we're going to see it on new bikes as OEM equipment. Are you going to upgrade your current ride with it? Maybe, Maybe not. But is it cool to have as an option when the times comes to change you current bike? Undoubtedly yes.
  • 1 0
 The cheapest way to get this groupset is to buy it on a bike made by one of the big three. They have the most spending power, and get the best pricing.
  • 2 1
 $1200 for a lower spec model of the xx1 is a slap in the face. I can buy a 2014 yamaha YZ450 for 8k. it comes with an engine. explain this to me pink bike. i didnt think you could.
  • 1 0
 it seem some people could affort if they sell it at this price. i ve seen a guy walking out my lbs with a 14000$ road bike. i am sure it doesnt even do a difference in his pocket.
  • 1 0
 All Hype and the Enduro craze is the scapegoat, don't need it..when your largest ring in the back is larger than the largest ring in the front there is a problem...maybe bash ring for the rear cassette in the works? Smile
  • 1 1
 You call it innovative? They just added a cog gear, removed a chain ring in the front. Not so special.

I'm gonna wait for the 1x12 version when rears go to 150mm wide and a 15mm through axle and they claim..... "10 percent stiffer!"

Re-hash simple ideas calling it new and innovative.
seriously. Shimano should skip 1x11 and go straight to 1x12.
  • 1 0
 If you can't afford it don't complain about it, get a job. And it was designed by people smarter than you called engineers. It is also for enduro not downhill ya soggy brainstemmed spodes.
  • 3 0
 No 28T? Don't tell me it uses yet another bolt pattern...
  • 3 0
 All your bolt are bcd to us...
  • 2 0
 I just put a RaceFace 30t NarrowWide on my 10 speed. Runs sweet. No chain guide. Only $60.
  • 4 0
 Grip shift ?.....
  • 4 1
 As someone who still runs 2005 spec XO grip shifts i take offense to that
  • 2 0
 Bring on the gearboxes asap and say good bye to this overhyped pointless technology.
  • 1 0
 I think the only way to do this would be if you were building a custom bike from the ground up so much money to replace everything already existing
  • 2 1
 the price and weight differences between XX1 and XO1 seem very minor. I'm going to spend a few extra dollars and get the XX1 system.
  • 2 0
 Driver body is 6-8g lighter... Definetly worth getting just for those savings Wink
  • 1 0
 11x36 tooth cassette with a 38 tooth single ring works for me . Ok ok I have to stand up on the real steep climbs but hay ho I don't mind better than paying that silly price.
  • 3 0
 Man that rear mech is a piece of art
  • 2 1
 more massively over priced plastic rubbish from SRAM. Just build it with Shimano products. Guaranteed to last and cost way less
  • 2 0
 Any reason I can't run a raceface narrow-wide ring and my x9 type 2 With no guide?
  • 1 0
 for that sort of money I'd be getting a different bike. there;s a website called pinkbike where you can buy them cheap second hand
  • 1 0
 Well thats a major let down. Last time pinkbike did an article on X01 they expected it to be around the same price as XT. Slight f*ck up with the estimations there Frown
  • 2 0
 people, people, why are you getting so upset. you don't HAVE to buy X01, its just available now if you want it
  • 1 0
 Really I thought it be cheaper!!!!! I rather buy the race face ring and general lee ring.

Does any one know where I can buy the general lee rings I'm America?
  • 1 1
 Too bad they made the smallest cog to 10t again and you would have to upgrade your free hub again. I guess I will just pass on this and retain my very reliable 1x10 shimano xt.
  • 1 0
 Why does it have to get that easy for you and complicated and expensive. Your outside doing something, work for it. Or do like I do. Take a chairlift up. Yup.
  • 1 0
 Just buy it you capitalism creatures. You've got the money and in our socialism biking circle we still running on a 3x8 system!
  • 1 0
 I bet you produce those for them to buy.
  • 1 0
 Yet the company like Sram or Shimano still own the larger split of the profit lol.
  • 1 0
 Way overpriced and wearing quickly. Once the chainrings worn - a dropped chain will eat your carbon frame. Consumist idiocy at its best.
  • 2 2
 Well after many years I may be tempted to trade in my 3x9 drivetrain for this, but as for my 26" wheels you can prize them from my cold dead hands.....
  • 2 0
 $1300, that is all I have to say...
  • 3 1
 1400 dlls is the cost of some good bikes !!!
  • 2 1
 What good bikes are available for $1400.00? A starter bike may be available, but not a "good bike."
  • 1 0
 Dude all this bikes can make the trick: www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/best-mountain-bikes-under-1000-30433 if you are in shape you will have a lot of fun Smile , so I think the price is really expensive, I was waiting for the cost of the all drivetrain to see if I buy x01 or just go 1x10, the 1400 dlls mark will put me on the 1x10 road.
  • 1 0
 That is a starter bike.
  • 1 0
 Yes dude but still a complete bike :S
  • 1 0
 It doesn't have to be new...go and see in to the buySell tab
  • 1 0
 you got it dude ...
  • 1 0
 Ummmmm................... Those are used. You are comparing a new release groupset, at the top of the line to used biked a few generations old. This does not make ant sense whatsoever.
  • 1 0
 Not for you maybe...so i am expecting for someone, other than my coworker to by it...and wrote how good it is , and how much it help in the performance...and how many times use the wonderful 42 sprocket...what so ever. Do you know something about gearing range? I calculate the range on a 26 inch...it is 19.5....so a 27- 36...new for less than $600.00
  • 2 0
 I'm going broke looking at these prices... What r they smoking I want some
  • 1 0
 I had 9spd then I upgraded to 10 spd and now they come out with 11spd forget it nonsense
  • 2 0
 all I want is a type2 9 speed rear derailleur, do it sram
  • 1 0
 why? if your gonna fork out on a clutch mech then your 1/3 the way to 10 speed.....
  • 2 0
 You could wait for 3d printer and make your own!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 That "script" @ the top sounds like it came from Terminator 2 RELENTLESS shifting FTW Nice kit though
  • 1 0
 400 dolla cassette?? ahahahaaahahahaha.......sorry but that's a no for me sram...
  • 1 0
 I find this crazily ridiculously expensive ...and I'm that guy that's still stuck on Deore 3x9...
  • 2 0
 All you cheap guys bitching about price should get a job.
  • 2 0
 I'm so glad the cassette is down to an affordable $400. What a steal!
  • 1 0
 1x11 doesn't offer much adjustment in torque to help find the right cadence on the ride
  • 1 0
 400 bucks cassette!!!?? gimme 2, because i have an extra pair of road wheels... just a bargain!!
  • 2 1
 The cassete hurts my eyes
  • 3 2
 Am I the only who has no problem getting around on my 34 x 11-34?
  • 2 0
 im down with 34t. climbing sucks anyway!
  • 3 0
 34t 12-32. Trailbike.
  • 1 0
 i had no problem with a 38 x 11-36. if you try XX1 you will be a believer
  • 1 0
 36 ring with 11-32 8spd cassette. Extra work, but I get up that hill quicker.
  • 1 1
 Street price on XX1 is $1000. That's not really bad for what you are getting but still a big pill to swallow.
  • 1 0
 So when will the 1x11 drivetrain that is actually affordable come out?
  • 1 0
 Cheap for a drivetrain :3 JK JK
  • 1 0
 1200 bucks for full drivetrain??? wtf
  • 1 1
 Woah wtf almost 70 for chain?
  • 1 0
 fuck this shit
  • 2 2
 How can a cassette cost FOUR HUNDRED bucks?!
  • 1 0
 Junk for the trendies.
  • 1 1
 Hello , just ordered this set for my Ibis Ripley !!! Smile
  • 1 0
 Money Money Money!
  • 1 2
 Hopefully this will put some used XX1 in the buy/sell marketplace
  • 1 4
 Homemade chain guide $5
Hussefelt crank w/32 ring $25
11 34 cassette $40
X9 shifter and mech $60
Never dropped a chain. Priceless
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