Already making the rounds on some stock photos of Niner’s ROS 9, SRAM’s forthcoming X01 group is also popping up on the trails. Spotted on a recent ride, we got a few spy shots of X01 for your viewing pleasure.
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The crank shown in the first picture has a grey stripe instead of the red stripe as sown on the Niner ROS 9 leading us to believe there may possibly be a few color options – that or it’s just a prototype.
The X01 aluminum crank appears to have an optional bash guard along with what is likely a 104 BCD chainring – which means 30t is probably the smallest compatible ring.
Forgive the focus fail, but it is indeed a narrow-wide chianring.
Predominantly black instead of silver, the X01 derailleur looks pretty similar otherwise. We believe the cassette on this bike is still an XX1, not the new XX0 cassette. More when we have it.