Saturday, June 2, 2012

SRAM 1x11

I haven't seen a lot of cool stuff from the bike bike industry lately, but the new 1x11 drivetrain from SRAM gets me kind of excited. I wouldn't want it on every bike I have but I like the idea.

It has a massive rear cassette (10-42) and a proprietary derailleur to make it work.

It will have the XX designation so it will be high-end, although it doesn't sound like there is much weight savings by the time you add it all up, but in the name of simplifying the bike and not having to deal with a front derailleur, it sounds like win.

You won't have to run a chain-guide on the front due to a special chain-ring design. Notice the wide teeth below.

We'll see, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Charlie S.

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