Anyone Using XX1?
Been using it for a while on the AM bike.
Whilst the XX1 covers the low end of the ratios it was a bit of a struggle going from 2 x 10 since you are missing a few of the mid ratios and I found the jump Btw some of the gears when changing up a bit much at times so you tended to spin a bit more than you’d like to.
The rear cassette is a thing of beauty and remember you’ll also have to change the freehub, so make sure your existing wheel has an XD drive freehub available.Posted 4 years agobutterbeanMember
I’ve tested it on various demo bikes and prototypes.
I still have an inherent dislike for SRAM shifters, so don’t really like it. Not enough of a changer over my 1×10 of choice, XTR.
The lack of chain guide doesn’t work either, and every single one I used the BB creaked like crazy. Same old SRAM really.Posted 4 years agomtbmattMember
Only recently had it, so far 120km on the bike, all kinds of terrain.
No chain loss at all, very quiet and don’t notice it at all when riding.
I was using a 1×10 before and the difference is massive. You have bigger range either side and with sensible chainring choice you can cover all grounds. At the most I think you would need 2 chainrings. Previously I was using 1×10 with a top chain guide and clutch mech and lost the chain on 2 occasions in a few months use.Posted 4 years ago100mphplusMember
No problems encountered whatsoever and its had some good thrashings including 3 Gravity Enduro races.
I’ve obviously got fitter too as the gearing steps doesn’t bother me now at all. I did invest in a 30T ring though which came in handy one day when we had a lot of big hills to climb.
A note on the Hope hubs, although they don’t state it, you can convert the old Pro 2 hubs to use the new XD freehub as well as the Pro 2 Evo and Pro 3 😉Posted 4 years agobutterbeanMember
It’s not quite as expensive as I thought it was.
Can you get an XX1-compatible chainring to fit a normal 104BCD crank?
Or a BB to fit a SRAM crank in a BB92 pressfit BB?
Any normal chainring works. You only need the cassette, shifter, mech and chain to actually do it.Posted 4 years agocrankriderMember
Can get a ‘poor mans’ XX1 ring for £30 atm from Works Components too, $80 for that wolf one is waaay too expensive. Raceface will have theirs out for under £40.00 soon and i wonder when E13 will catch up?, they wont want to loose ground being one of the big players here.
They put the pre-order date back by 5 days which is rubbish as i really want to give this a go….
I just hope sram trickle the 11speed cassette tech down to x9, will be totally sorted then.Posted 4 years agoIvanDobskiMember
I’ve been running it since about jan/feb and not had any problems, smooth and quiet and hasn’t dropped the chain once. Prefer the sram shifter to shimano ones but tbh that’s more personal preference than anything else.
It doesn’t have quite the low end of my previous 3×10 setup but there isn’t a lot in it.Posted 4 years ago
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