SRAM will be launching their latest addition to the 11sp range soon. The X01 drivetrain is designed around their “championship-winning 1X philosophy” and promises to be more affordable.
At the heart of the X01 11sp drivetrain is SRAM’s X-DOME cassette which provides one of the widest ranges of gearing available, without the need for additional front rings. Similarly to the 1X range the X01 will offer a 10-42t 11sp cassette with a variety of front ring sizes, from 28T through to 38T, to provide a gear range to suit any trail you have the chance to ride.
Niner Bikes previously rumoured they may be stocking new bikes complete with the SRAM X01: “You heard it here first! We’ve got SRAM XO1 on the way! Complete bikes available from Niner with the group everyone has been waiting for… here are the build specs – get yours on order now, this is going to be a high demand group:”
In a statement released on 03/06/2013 on TBSM Online Bicycle Store it said: ” Pricing is yet to be confirmed for the group however expect it to sit somewhere around the $1000-$1200 mark. SRAM have confirmed that the X01 drivetrain is to be stocked on several 2014 model bikes which we will see from August this year while the drivetrain group will be available to purchase after market from September.”
At the current conversion rate, that should work out about £600-800 in the UK. Here is a list of Dealers for Niner Bikes. If you don’t want to buy the new bike to get your hands on the new SRAM X01 then you will have to wait just a little bit longer, but with the X01 at a slightly more affordable price, it may well be worth the wait. SRAM haven’t confirmed anything yet, but details will be up as soon as we have them.