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eBAUMANN
10-03-2014, 06:14 PM
So I haven't actually ridden/raced it yet, but everything works in the stand and riding up and down my street...

Check out my scathing tell-all exposť HERE (http://www.ridemetal.com/post/99063278698/ever-since-sram-announced-their-cx1-group-back-in)!

pavel
10-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Where were you a week ago when I was ordering CX1 parts????

xeladragon
10-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Interesting... good to know. FWIW, CC says the CX1 RD weighs 191g compared to 248g for the X9. But the X9 can handle a 36T cog compared to "only" a 32T for the CX1.

eBAUMANN
10-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Interesting... good to know. FWIW, CC says the CX1 RD weighs 191g compared to 248g for the X9. But the X9 can handle a 36T cog compared to "only" a 32T for the CX1.

CC is wrong, or sram is wrong...you pick ;)

I didn't weigh either but holding em in the hand the x9 feels lighter to me.

gospastic
10-03-2014, 08:45 PM
The cx1 rd is more 1x specific, it uses similar geometry as the xx1 rd with the offset upper pulley. It only moves in one plane as you shift but maintains consistent chain gap across the cassette. That is the main difference. And it does weigh 261g

1X10
10-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Great info!!

What's the 1170 breakdown??...36 as the biggest??

old fat man
10-03-2014, 09:12 PM
And I'm sure their customer service will be top notch WHEN something breaks. My hatred for SRAM's poor quality components runs deeeep.

bluesea
10-03-2014, 09:45 PM
and i'm sure their customer service will be top notch when something breaks. My hatred for sram's poor quality components runs deeeep.



2015 xtr

FastforaSlowGuy
10-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Awesome to see this.

eBAUMANN
10-03-2014, 11:54 PM
The cx1 rd is more 1x specific, it uses similar geometry as the xx1 rd with the offset upper pulley. It only moves in one plane as you shift but maintains consistent chain gap across the cassette. That is the main difference.

Sounds peachy, but IMO, that feature alone is not worth the price premium over x9 (which has always worked perfectly for me). just for the record, I own a cx1 rd and have no beef with it, I just would not buy it again now that I know an x9 works as well.

marciero
10-04-2014, 07:01 AM
The cx1 rd is more 1x specific, it uses similar geometry as the xx1 rd with the offset upper pulley. It only moves in one plane as you shift but maintains consistent chain gap across the cassette. That is the main difference. And it does weigh 261g

And as a result the lower portion of the chain is also tensioned, eliminating chain slap and decreasing the likelihood of the chain coming off the front, at least in theory.

oldpotatoe
10-04-2014, 07:32 AM
So I haven't actually ridden/raced it yet, but everything works in the stand and riding up and down my street...

Check out my scathing tell-all exposť HERE (http://www.ridemetal.com/post/99063278698/ever-since-sram-announced-their-cx1-group-back-in)!

Not surprised and I echo what "oldfatman" said above..pretty deep for me on a lot of levels, not just their 'ooo, it's new and shiney' marketing BS but to at least one guy there who is just plain rude..to bike shop's nonetheless. And their choice of an outside rep is not the very best, IMHO..I wonder if he lurks here..

still rep-ing merckx?? remember when the shop down the street wanted them?

Rather walk.

sailorboy
10-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Eric, of the three cage lengths which one did you use? Does it matter for a single-ring set-up?

pakora
10-04-2014, 12:13 PM
I been running a red shifter with a short cage x9 clutch derailleur all season with absolutely zero issues and no drops* on a 1x, 7 races worth.

Been evangelizing at races. And I totally agree, though if money were no object I'd run CX1, but heh my bike has XTR 950 cranks, put it that way.

I didn't even opt for a narrow-wide ring since I had a 39t laying around, and that hasn't been an issue. I was confident that it wasn't having 1x'd on a mtb with the stock regular ring on my (previously triple) crank (Shimano clutch though).

*the chain came off once when I wiped out at speed on an off camber turn I entered way too fast and sent the bike flying, landing on its NDS. Bet it wouldn't have if I'd been in a bigger cog.

RobJ
05-18-2015, 11:54 AM
So I haven't actually ridden/raced it yet, but everything works in the stand and riding up and down my street...

Check out my scathing tell-all exposť HERE (http://www.ridemetal.com/post/99063278698/ever-since-sram-announced-their-cx1-group-back-in)!

Bringing this one back. So I found the expose on the new site and curious with the new SRAM releases since, what options are available.

My issue is that I have the Force CX1 shifters. I want to run a set of wheels on my cross bike that is only 10 speed or XD. I have the CX1 RD medium cage which only goes to 36 tooth, so that rules out the 10-42 for the XD. I can't find a source anywhere for the Force CX1 RD long cage. So does the X9 or the newer XX1 RD work with the Force CX1 shifters (and handle up to a 42 cog)? The hubs don't have an option to go to a road 11 speed free hub. Any help would be appreciated.

unterhausen
05-18-2015, 02:47 PM
my understanding is that the SRAM 10 speed shifters work with the SRAM 10 speed mtb derailleurs. However, from what I see, xx1 is not going to work with 10 speed. So you want an X9. My next bike is going to have this setup, albeit only with a 36 tooth cassette. Thought about going to a 40 tooth, but that's overkill for me and 36 is much cheaper anyway