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What's a Front Derailleur?
SRAM's Force 1x was quite the revelation for 'cross. While many riders ran DIY 1x setups for years, this was the first truly dedicated 1x group. A clutch rear derailleur and narrow/wide chainrings all but eliminated dropped chains and redundant gears letting the rider focus on the race and not always worry if they are in the right gear. The notion of running 1x has bled over to other disciplines now there is enough range for all of your road and gravel exploits with the before mentioned benefits. Install the Force 1 Type 3.0 Rear Derailleur on your next 1x build and take advantage of the consistent accurate shifting this latest update delivers.
Keeping the chain on the chainrings over the roughest terrain is afforded by the clutch derailleur. SRAM developed its Roller Bearing Clutch technology to aid in chain retention and have made incremental updates as time goes by. This latest version, 3.0, features a smoother torque curve for quieter and more consistent operation and feel. You'll experience a quieter ride free of chain slap and with SRAM's 1x specific X-Horizon technology, shifts require less effort at the lever, with better accuracy, and without fuss under loads. SRAM's Exact Actuation technology means the same amount of cable pull is needed to initiate a shift anywhere on the cassette. That means the same lever response is required shifting from the 11 to the 12 as the 36 to 42.
The SRAM Force 1 Type 3.0 Rear Derailleur has an ingenious Cage Lock function that allows you to place the cage in a position that makes removing and installing the rear wheel easy. Push the cage forward and push the button in to lock it into place. Once the wheel is installed, push the cage forward again and you are ready for action.
- A 1x specific rear derailleur for CX, gravel, and road
- Compatible with 10 and 11-speed Exact Actuation Shifters
- Exact Actuation allows for fast and accurate shifts
- Cage length versions available for 11-26 through 10-42 cassettes
- Item #SRM00CU
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've owned previous SRAM Force CX1 derailleurs in the past and stepping up to the long cage so I can run an 11-42t cassette for more range most of the year and still run 11-32t for CX. Looking forward to seeing if the Type 3.0 is stronger or offers any additional chain retention (not like I had an issue with the older clutches).