Chainring detail Hot and Spicy Monarch That cassette up close Rear mech detail Previous 1 2 3Related posts A throttle for your mountain bike? Not quite – it’s the new RockShox TwistLoc. Plus, new 2019 SID forks! April 10, 2018 3:00 pm RockShox beams 2019 Lyrik RC2 from the future, along with a new-new DebonAir spring March 20, 2018 2:05 pm Which would you choose? We spend 6 months aboard the 2018 Fox 36 Float and RockShox Lyrik RCT3 to see which comes out on top March 12, 2018 1:42 pmComments (20) sillyoldman December 20, 2012 at 11:18 amI’d be interested to hear about chain retention in a few months. That c/ring is already showing wear through use of the lower gears and the extreme chainline that entails. Once that material has gone, how can the ring “hold on” to the chain? akak December 20, 2012 at 11:38 amCan we go back to 1 story = 1 page? danielgroves December 20, 2012 at 12:00 pmLike sillyoldman said, it will be interesting to see how well the system keeps hold of the chain once it’s worn significantly. I’d also be concerned about the longevity of the parts, £330 for a cassette and £50 for a chain isn’t cheap. Christ, how many people can even afford to blow £1000 on a drivetrain on that note.How much will the chainrings be? zbonty December 20, 2012 at 12:08 pmHow much?? F.R.O!! Jezkidd December 20, 2012 at 12:15 pmNew clothes your majesty? Dave December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pmI seem to remember a similar reaction to news of 2×10 and ten speed in general 😉 adriangarland December 20, 2012 at 12:45 pmLooks like a great bit of kit but HOW MUCH!!!! There ain’t no cassette that can justify that price. speaker2animals December 20, 2012 at 1:20 pmWasn’t the RRP for an XX cassette almost £500 when that was released? It’s still an indecent amount of money but remember a SRAM Red road mech is something like £315. For possibly the most exposed item of equipment on a bike? Truly pro level IMHO. The question is whether there will be trickle down but I doubt it would ever reach X5/X7 level but what do I know?As for wear – to be honest any piece of shiny new kit will take a rapid aesthetic battering. I’m not saying one shouldn’t question longevity, I’m just not one to jump on the “oh look it’s only been used for 3 weeks and looks knacked”. I am interested to see how it does wear and how performance deteriorates. Special_ized_Jamie December 20, 2012 at 1:32 pmI really hope they quickly release this in X9/X0 at more sensible pricing. I think in theory is sound great but I don’t know anyone who would take a punt and try it out for £1000. Half that would still be a bit of pain in the wallet and give me second thoughts. mtbfix December 20, 2012 at 1:48 pmThe brief interview with the product manager for XX1 in WMTB this month suggests the trickle down may be slow in coming. interzen December 20, 2012 at 2:57 pmAnyone remember the old Suntour Alpine 14-38T freewheel from *mumble* years ago? There ain’t nothing new under the sun ….I’ll stick with my Alfine-11 for now – one chainring, one cog and about half the cost. sillyoldman December 20, 2012 at 5:35 pmSpeaker – I have no problem with aesthetic battering, but given that the chainring holds the chain on via contact with both inner and outer chain plates, the visible physical wear will potentially lessen this hold – no? james December 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm“would the gearing allow me to pedal up everything I normally would” if you work it out, its (on paper) equivalent to: – 22T granny (ie 9spd) and a 27T sprocket, about 2 gears less – 24T granny (ie 10spd triple/’trail’ double) and a ‘29.5’T sprocket, about 1.5 gears less – 26T granny (ie 10spd small* ‘XC’ double) and a 32T sprocket, about a gear less *obviously available are 27 and 29T 10spd ‘XC’ doubles,and other combos?“climb that usually has me in the granny ring and large cog in the back I looked down and saw I still had a cog left with XX1” New bike? jambo13 December 20, 2012 at 9:37 pmLooks nice, but way too pricey! rosscopeco December 20, 2012 at 10:49 pmSo…inc the cranks that’s just over the £1k mark. Interzen +1 think ill stick with me Rohloff…no chain slap, 14 gears, no dropped chain, bla, bla, bla. Yes it’s a little lardy, but I’ll be adding to the lard around my waist over the next 2 weeks anyway….it’s all relative. Ben_Haworth December 20, 2012 at 11:48 pmAs someone who seems to use 22/36t ratio (lonnng steep climbs) I’ve kinda gone off the idea of XX1 setup. Not *quite* low enough gearing. Still think it could be ideal for Enduro racers and such like. juan December 21, 2012 at 9:54 pmWhat do you mean ben, enduro riders are lazy buggers who never pedal up? littlegirlbunny December 23, 2012 at 7:29 amReally excited to hear the long term feedback. It’s expensive now, but if the concept truly works, then innovative may become the norm and imitated, so bringing prices down. oblong December 24, 2012 at 11:10 pmWould be good if Sram tried to come up with a similar weight internal hub instead of a £350 quid cassette and equally silly priced rear der that will still get twatted by debris…. oblong December 24, 2012 at 11:12 pmit’s great capitalism though that a system that has one chainring, a rear der and a cassette is more expensive than many 3 ring devices…sure, it is made to be light but come on! Still want one though ha haComments are closed.