SRAM X01 gets its official unveiling

In: NEWS, TECH By: Adam Newman On: August 1, 2013

It was one of the worst kept secrets of the summer as several brands had already been showing it off on 2014 bikes, but SRAM’s X01 11-speed group became official today.

Borrowing several of the technologies from the championship-winning XX1 group, it brings 11-speed to a slightly lower price point. The key features are still there: the narrow-wide chainring, the special rear derailleur, and the massive 10-42 cassette. In fact, the cassette remains the most expensive piece of the whole puzzle. Naturally you’re not going to want to have to replace that too often, so SRAM uses a new black finish for longevity.

One key difference in the two groups is in the crankset: the XX1 crank uses a small, 76mm BCD, while the X01 group uses a 94mm BCD. This means those looking for a 28-tooth chainring will need to splurge on the XX1 crank. X01 chainrings are available in 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38-tooth.

We have a complete group on its way, so check back soon for a first look and later for a long-term review. The X01 group should be available in mid-September starting at $1,274. See below for pricing of individual components.

NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW 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

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

Pricing

  • Cassette: $399
  • Chain $63
  • Crankset: $279-$319
  • Chainring: $98-$127
  • Bottom Bracket: $37-$49
  • Shifter: $129-$139
  • Rear derailleur: $269
  • Total: $1,274-$1,365
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