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SRAM’s Single-Ring Group – trail time aboard XX1

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.

That old adage makes a ton of sense in most cases. However, the point the coiner of that phrase failed to take into account is if you really can build something better than what currently exists, why not give it a rip? SRAM is pretty sure that, for more than a few riders, their new XX1 1×11 drivetrain is just such an advance.

The chain is specific to the system and mates perfectly with the custom shaped and sized teeth on the front chainring. While it looks a bit like a puzzle it works like mechanical duct tape.

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SRAM Force 2013 groupset

For road riders, the big SRAM news at Eurobike was the evolution of the Force groupset. The company’s original group has now gained some technology from last year’s Red components, and will also benefit from a WiFLi option.

Most obvious is the new chainset, which is obviously derived from last year’s Red and offers Force far greater chainring stiffness, power transfer and durability. Keeping the same shape, the new Force levers benefit from SRAM’s Zero Loss technology, as featured on the 2012 Red. It gives much snappier shifts with no surplus cable travel.

The rear derailleur now has smoother running and quieter AeroGlide jockey wheels. Alongside the conventional mech is a WiFLi mid-length cage option. When combined with the 11-32 cassette now available, and compact chainrings, this gives a 28.7in lowest gear that should cope with anything. 

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2013 SRAM XX1 Family – 11 Speed + More

SRAM sent along some pictures along with a few details of thier new XX1 family of components.  Aimed at the 1x setup, this new family of components is aimed at enduro and xc riders.

SRAM’s details are still a bit cyrptic but a few details can be extrapolated from the details they’ve sent out.