Force 1 X-Sync 11-speed Chainring
SRAM’s Force 1 is its cyclocross-specific 1x11 group. As you might expect, SRAM took the best of its mountain groups and crossed them with the best of its road groups to create the ultimate tough, lightweight, element-proof drivetrain. At the heart of this system is the Force 1 X-Sync 11-speed chainring.
Borrowed from SRAM’s top-shelf 1x mountain group, XX1, X-Sync technology is what makes the single ring up front possible without any kind of front derailleur or chain keeper. The tall, square-edged teeth engage the chain sooner than standard teeth. They are taller, but sharper and narrower to move the chain efficiently and minimize deflection. SRAM also included mud-clearing recesses to keep the inner links and rollers clear of debris, so you’ll finish the race with the same number of gears that you started with.
- 1x chainring for any pedaling on the 11-speed menu
- X-Sync chainring technology for a confident hold on the chain
- Mud-clearing recesses shed excess crud that could wreck your fun
- Ideal for gravel and cyclocross, but serves road-riders equally well
- Item #SRM000W
- Number of Rings
- 38, 40, 42, 44, 46t
- Bolt Circle Diameter
- 110, 130mm
- Compatible Components
- SRAM CX1 crankset, Quarq power
- Claimed Weight
- [42t] 2.6oz (75g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
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September 10, 2021
Perfect...once it's installed.
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's an amazing size ring when paired with an 11-42. Makes my cross bike into an adept climber and gravel bike. But getting it onto Force CX1 cranks is tricky. The 38 has two threaded holes (not sure why?) and it doesn't line up with the hidden bolt where it says to on the back of the chainring, so you have to move things around a bit, as well as have one bolt visible coming from the backside in on of the other 4 holes. But it seems to work thus far. Time will tell...for the price, seems some wonky engineering is afoot in the Sram factory.
Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com
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