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SRAM announces new 1×11 cyclocross drivetrain

The new Force CX1 is a complete high- 1×11 cyclocross drivetrain created by blending the best of ’s revolutionary XX1 mountain bike and road technologies. This is a single-ring, 11-speed complete drivetrain that is lighter, simpler, and tougher while offering a clean and optimal gear selection for cyclocross.

Force CX1 offers better chain management and smooth shifting no matter the conditions or terrain. It is the only true 1x dedicated cyclocross system:

Force CX1 simplifies cyclocross to its essence – rider and machine working smoothly and seamlessly on any course against the competition:

  • A complete high- cyclocross drivetrain
  • Based on our 1X philosophy of a purpose built system utilizing ’s X-SYNC™, X-HORIZON™, Type-2™ and Exact Actuation™ technologies
  • Perfect gear ratios for CX racing with improved shifting
  • Extremely light weight, 205g savings over Force22  2X
  • Better overall system durability

The Force CX1 braking systems will be presented this spring including mechanical disc and cantilever and hydraulic disc .

On The Course

Bart Wellens - 2014 CX WC Nommay - ©Balint Hamvas cyclephotos“In cyclocross, every 10 seconds you’re shifting. With the Force CX1 1X11, you don’t need to think about it. You just go. The 11 speed is so good because now I have one extra gear without worrying about front shifting. In Belgium, you have lots of different types of cyclocross tracks. In the past, when the tracks are harder I would need to change my cassette every time, but now the 1X11 have everything I need.” – Bart Wellens, Telenet-Fidea Cycling

Ryan Trebon - US CX Nationals - ©Eric Wynn
“This is just what I’ve been waiting for. My CX1 1X11 is everything I for in a ’cross – it’s simple, durable and rock solid. I come from a background, so the chain security and sure shifting are huge for me especially on rough and technical courses. That combined with the of Force levers mean I’m more comfortable and efficient than ever.” – Ryan Trebon, p/b Cyclocrossworld.com