SRAM revolutionized mountain bike drivetrains with the 2×10 system and now, XX1 continues their reputation for innovation and simplicity with what works. XX1 can be used for enduro/all-mtn trail riding as well as for XC riding. The rear cassette has an amazing 10-42 tooth spread! In a nutshell, the benefits of a 1×11 speed drivetrain is that the system is simpler, lighter and more durable.
In this video, Tyler Morland of SRAM explains the uses and reasons to use SRAM’s all new 11 speed drivetrain: XX1.
XX1 is available with either trigger shifter or grip shifter. It is a gruppo so it includes crank, ring, rear derailleur, cassette, 11 speed chain and shifter. Not everything SRAM has done with drivetrains has been a home run (Hammerschmidt, anyone?) And, like 2×10 before it, 1×11 is not for everyone. However, like Tyler says, you really have to ride it to feel how well it works. We thing many riders will be surprised just how well it works for them.
For more info: www.sram.com