The not-so-minor details
SRAM’s highly anticipated price option drivetrain, X01 has been trickling out on new bikes over the last weeks. Note that this is the OEM (not available to buy aftermarket) spec drivetrain only that will be found on new 2014 models, with the SRAM X01 arriving to our shores around September.
SRAM could not have dreamed of a better reception to their single ring, 11-speed drivetrain. It has gone on to become the most desirable bit of gear around. SRAM hinted of trickle-down technology to cheaper price points, and here is the first to come out of the SRAM lair.
What appears to be using less carbon materials in the crank arms and shifters, and a less machining intensive cassette manufacturing process, X01 is remarkably similar to XX1 in every way.