With the single chainring revolution sweeping through the mountainbike world we are seeing more bikes and riders benefiting from this simpler approach to gearing. Has Sram’s new NX groupset moved the goalposts again? Here’s a first look at this new, cheaper one-by-eleven transmission.
Less can certainly be more in many cases, especially with an eleven speed cassette at the rear. Now frames can be designed with no front mech fitment, opening up new possibilities when it comes to geometry, chainline and tyre clearance.