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SRAM X01 gets its official unveiling

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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