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SRAM X1: The Most Affordable 11-Speed Group Yet

11-Speed Trickle-Down

May 2nd, 2014

SRAM has just announced the most affordable 11-speed group yet. The new X1 group knocks another $235 off the complete group price of X01, giving riders more choice for both purchase and maintenance of their 11-speed setups.

X1 cranks will run on the same 94mm bolt circle as X01 allowing down to a 30 tooth ring up front. In addition to a new shifter and derailleur X1 features a new cassette, pinned together rather than machined from a single piece – and there’s a new chain to go along with it, compatible with existing 11-speed setups.

Full Group $1066 (vs 1291 for X01 and 1419 for XX1)
Cassette $313 (vs 399 and 432)
Shifter $81 (vs 139 and 178)
Derailleur $231 (vs 269 and 310)
Chain $37 (vs 63)

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From SRAM:

New SRAM X1: ONE FOR ALL

From SRAM X1 comes the integrated drivetrain engineered in Germany for every rider and every trail. The simple, smart and synchronized design delivers confidence in the face of any terrain—from cross-country racing to all-mountain adventure. With our super-wide 10-42 gear range and multiple chain ring options, it’s the universal drivetrain for experienced or new-to-the-trail riders. Featuring our X-SYNC™ chain rings, optimized MINI CLUSTER™ cassette and dependable X-HORIZON™ rear derailleur, X1 puts the power of the SRAM 1X philosophy into every ride. SRAM X1. LIMITLESS.

SRAM X1 CRANK

Quality and durability combine in the SRAM X1 crankset to deliver consistent performance every time out. Featuring SRAM’s X-SYNC™ tooth profile, the X1 crankset is engineered for complete chain control. Each tooth’s thickness is CNC-machined to work seamlessly with the chain’s inner and outer links. And with five available chain rings (30-32-34-36-38), you can personalize your gear range to match the way you ride.

SRAM X1 1400 CRANK

  • X-SYNC™ tooth profile provides maximum chain control
  • Hollow forged aluminum arms with forged aluminum spider
  • Chain ring guard option
  • CNC- X-SYNC™ machined rings (30-32-34-36-38)
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • Weight: 800g (GXP, 175mm, 32t)
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SRAM X1 1200 CRANK

  • X-SYNC™ tooth profile provides maximum chain control
  • 7000 series forged aluminum arms
  • CNC- X-SYNC™ machined rings (30-32-34-36-38)
  • Weight: 830g (GXP, 175mm, 32t)
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SRAM X1 1000 CRANK

  • X-SYNC™ tooth profile provides maximum chain control
  • 6000 series forged aluminum arms
  • CNC- X-SYNC™ machined rings (30-32-34-36-38)
  • Fat bike crank option (GXP and 30-32 X-SYNC™ rings only)
  • Weight: 850g (GXP, 175mm, 32t)
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TECHNOLOGIES

  • BB30
  • GXP
  • X-SYNC™

X-SYNC™ CHAIN RINGS

The X-SYNC™ narrow-wide chain ring delivers complete control. Tall, square teeth, rounded chamfers and a thick-thin tooth geometry combine to engage the chain earlier—and never let it go. With multiple ring options available, you can match your gear range to your terrain, wheel size and riding style. And recesses at the base of the teeth get rid of mud so the chain remains in place no matter what conditions you’re up against.

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FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • X-SYNC™ tall, square tooth design provides maximum chain control
  • Sharp, narrow tooth profile and rounded chamfer edges help manage a deflected chain
  • 30-, 32-, 34-, 36- or 38-tooth single ring
  • CNC-machined 7075, two-tone anodize
  • Mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers
  • An integral component of the SRAM 1X™ drivetrain

TECHNOLOGIES

  • X-SYNC™

SRAM X1 X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur

Every detail of the 11-speed X1 X-HORIZON™ rear derailleur is engineered for smooth, reliable shifting action—from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels. By eliminating unwanted chain movement, X-HORIZON™ shifts faster, puts an end to ghost shifting and reduces shift force and chain slap. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

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FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • Large upper pulley offset automatically adjusts chain gap
  • X-HORIZON™ design reduces shift force, ghost shifting and chain slap
  • 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels
  • Aluminum Cage
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Colors: Black
  • Weight: 256g

TECHNOLOGIES

  • X-ACTUATION™
  • X-HORIZON™
  • X-SYNC™
  • ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™
  • CAGE LOCK™

SRAM XG-1180 MINI CLUSTER™ Cassette

The XG-1180 MINI CLUSTER™ hybrid cassette is light, durable and equipped with a 10-42 gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. MINI CLUSTER™ construction combines three small cogs that are CNC-machined out of a single block of billet steel with an additional eight cogs that are individually pinned together. The XG-1180 delivers SRAM’s trusted cassette design at a great value for every rider.

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FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • 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: 315g

TECHNOLOGIES

  • MINI CLUSTER™
  • XD™ DRIVER BODY
  • X-GLIDE™
  • JET™

SRAM X1 X-ACTUATION™ Trigger Shifter

Put your finger on the pulse of sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM X1 X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter. Built for precise and swift shifting across our wide range 11-speed cassette, the X1 trigger shifter brings championship technology to every ride.

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FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • SRAM 1X™ X-ACTUATION™ for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
  • Zero Loss Engagement for fastest shifting
  • MatchMaker X compatible
  • Aluminum cover and forged aluminum pull lever
  • Discrete clamp
  • Colors: Black
  • Weight: 121g (w/o clamp)

TECHNOLOGIES

  • X-ACTUATION™
  • ZERO LOSS
  • MatchMaker X Integrated

PC-X1 Chain

The PC-X1 chain comes from a long line of dependable, lightweight chains that are built for toughness. Designed with SRAM’s trusted XX1 geometry, the PC-X1 features solid pin construction, 11-speed PowerLock™ and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out.

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FEATURES/BENEFITS

  • New 1X™ specific chain designed with our XX1 geometry
  • Solid pin construction
  • 11-speed PowerLock™
  • Weight: 258g (114 links)

TECHNOLOGIES

  • X-SYNC™
  • POWERLOCK™

SRAM X1 SPECIFICATIONS

Specs X1 1400 Crank X1 1200 Crank X1 1000 Crank
VARIANTS BB30 and GXP:
30, 32, 34, 36, 38
BB30 and GXP:
30, 32, 34, 36, 38
BB30 and GXP:
30, 32, 34, 36, 38
WEIGHTS 800g (GXP, 175mm, 32t) 830g (GXP, 175mm, 32t) 850g (GXP, 175mm, 32t)
TECHNOLOGIES BB30, GXP and X-SYNC™ BB30, GXP and X-SYNC™ BB30, GXP and X-SYNC™
SPEEDS SRAM 1X™ SRAM 1X™ SRAM 1X™
COMPATIBILITY 11-speed X-SYNC™ 11-speed X-SYNC™ 11-speed X-SYNC™
MATERIALS Hollow forged 6000 series aluminum 7000 series forged aluminum 6000 series forged aluminum
HARDWARE 94BCD compatible with 30 thru 38t X-SYNC™ rings 94BCD compatible with 30 thru 38t X-SYNC™ rings 94BCD compatible with 30 thru 38t X-SYNC™ rings
FEATURES Chain ring guard option
OPTIONS 170 and 175mm arm lengths; Black and Red 170 and 175mm arm lengths; Black 170 and 175mm arm lengths; Black
MSRP GXP:$262
BB30:$308
OE only GXP:$199
BB30:$239
Specs x-horizon™
rear derailleur
x-horizon™
Trigger Shifter
XG-1180 MINI CLUSTER™ Cassette PC-X1 Chain
VARIANTS Horizontal Parallelogram design 11-speed 10-42 11-speed
WEIGHTS 256g 121g (w/o clamp) 315g 258g (114 links)
TECHNOLOGIES X-ACTUATION™, X-HORIZON™, X-SYNC™, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™, CAGE LOCK™ X-ACTUATION™, ZERO LOSS™ and Matchmaker™ X Integrated MINI CLUSTER™, XD™
driver body, X-GLIDE™, JET™
X-SYNC™ and POWERLOCK™
SPEEDS 11-speed 11-speed 11-speed 11-speed
COMPATIBILITY X-ACTUATION™ X-ACTUATION™ XX1 and X1 chains; XD™ driver body All SRAM 1X11 systems and X01 DH 7-sp
MATERIALS Aluminum cage Aluminum cover, forged aluminum pull lever Machined steel with JET™ finish, alloy 42-tooth cog n/a
HARDWARE n/a n/a n/a n/a
FEATURES Sealed cartridge bearings MMX Compatible XD™ driver body 11-speed PowerLock™
OPTIONS Black MatchMaker™ X; Black Black Silver/Black
MSRP $231 $81 $313 $37

Trickle down, trickle down…

  • Matt

    Just one more level down and I may actually care. A 300 dollar cassette and a 230 dollar derailleur is still awfully pricey given what else is available.

  • boomforeal

    thanks for breaking down the cost of individual components. so that’s $662 for the chain, cassette and drl. add your favorite n/w ring to your current cranks and you’re good to go for just north of $700. that’s a lot to pay for a drivertrain compared with 10 speed bits, but i guess sram have changed the paradigm here, and are have reset the pricing equation accordingly

    • Morgan Taylor

      Thanks, I figured that was a productive way to break it down.

  • Raymond Epstein

    By or before the end of the year you will be able to get in for under $500 sans crankset which you do not need.

  • Cr4w

    As with XO1 isn’t the point here to make these groups more attractive to manufacturers who are buying 5000 complete sets? If so then this drop will mean the group shows up on even more complete bikes next year which ultimately means things will get cheaper still?

    That being said I love being on Shimano and with the new 11spd XTR and my RF Narrow-wide up front I can go legit 1×11 for way less than an X1 conversion. But then again if I buy a complete new bike next year I would definitely take XX1 or X1 bike over paying extra for a bike with that goofy 2×11 XTR kit.

    • Morgan Taylor

      After yesterday’s comments on FB I looked up MSRP on XTR 10-speed and it’s actually more than X1. XT is significantly cheaper, however.

  • Tashi Pea

    $313 for a cassette? FFS. I need to make a LOT more money before I start shelling out that kinda coin on wear items for my bikes. Big dollars for stuff that lasts (Shimano brakes, suspension components, wheels, frames that hold up, etc.) makes sense to me, big dollars for stuff that lasts less than a year seems like dumb money.