We thought X01 will shake the premium positionning of the XX1 but we were wrong. Only few euros separate the two 11 speeds groups of SRAM. But today is a great day for people waiting a less expensive solution to ride 11s drivetrain. This solution comes from SRAM and is called X1.
The new X1 group benefits from all the technology used on the XX1 and X01, but uses more basic materials (more alloy, less carbon) and takes a little weight.
The schema of the drivetrain is still the same: 10-42 (new) cassette (in 3 parts) and 30 to 38 tooth rings. 28′ ring is still an exclusivity of higher group. SRAM works on 3 different cranks (more and less machined and light / strong alloy). Carbon deserts rear derailleur and shifter.
The group will be available in June below 1 000€. That’s around 400€ less than the first configuration of the XX1.
Here is the traditionnal video introduction published on youtube.
SRAM website is already updated with all the new products from the range. SRAM X1
French magazine Velovert also edits an interesting spreadsheet comparing the weight and price of the three 1×11 SRAM groupsets.