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SRAM teases new 11x1 mountain bike group

Published May 25, 2012

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) Friday May 25 2012 9:40 AM MT—SRAM is releasing a few photos and details of an upcoming 11x1 mountain bike drivetrain, which the company said it will unveil more thoroughly in July.

The SRAM XX1 family is designed for enduro and cross-country use and will be available with a trigger or GripShift shifter.

SRAM said the group will include "innovative chain management technology, including Type 2." Type 2 is a clutch feature SRAM added to some of its rear derailleurs earlier this spring. The clutch reduces chain slap and improves chain retention on bumpy terrain.

SRAM also said the group would include the "widest range cassette available," although the company did not specify the cassette's size. The company also didn't mention that the cassette is 11-speed, but included a photo where 11 cogs can be counted.

BikeRadar.com is reporting the cassette's teeth range from 10-42.

SRAM said it would reveal more detail at the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes event in France, July 9-15.

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