It seems like forever ago, but it was just over 2 years ago that SRAM introduced their revolutionary XX1 drivetrain which promised to rid the world of front derailleurs for good. It was awesome, but it was prohibitively expensive for the majority of consumers. Many waited patiently for the release of X01, hoping it would be cheaper. It was, but was still fairly expensive. Now, with the introduction of X1, SRAM finally has a 1x group that retails below the $1,000 mark – potentially as low as $861. That’s still a good chunk of change, but it will bring wide range, single ring drivetrains within reach of many more riders, especially with OEM sales.
While the group isn’t offered at a huge discount over X01, it’s also not that far off technology wise, meaning this should be an extremely competitive drivetrain. Curious as to what’s changed? Read on for tech, actual weights, and more….
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