Weaknesses: Shifting is less precise than old 3x9, brakes suck.. tiny levers, poor modulation, noisy (scream like a howler monkey to be exact), chain is crossed and sucks or falls off chainring constantly. Lots of different size and types of fasteners (allen and torx, many sizes). Gearing ratios suck, I've changed to raceface rings with 26-38 and its better but still not the same as having a 32 tooth middle ring (which I always rode in with 3x cranks).
WTF? Do people actually like this stuff? I've rode SRAM XO since they introduced trigger shifters so when I built my new bike I just defaulted to SRAM XO 2x10. As I built the bike up I was shocked that I needed both allen keys and torx in several sizes, my first thought was how much it would suck to work on this stuff in the middle of a 24 hour race, you would need a toolbox to have all the tools!
After a few rides I was gobsmacked on how crappy the gearing was, I was constantly cross chained in either chainring, I changed to a smaller 38 tooth but still I'm crossed over all the time and don't tell me the outer ring is more like a middle as sighting down the chain its pretty crossed up.
The narrow chain makes it want to climb off the chainring easily aka chain suck or drop.. They now make a chain guide so obviously I'm not the only one with this issue, guess I'll be buying one soon unless I punt this stuff and go back to 3x and probably go to XTR as I now have a bad taste from SRAM.
How much more difficult is it going to pedal with an 1X11 X01 with say a 28t or 32t front ring and a 10-42 cassette vs an X0 with a 24t/38t front and an 11-36 cassette? I'm not in the best of shape right now, though getting stronger by riding 30-40 miles a week. I rode a Niner Air 9 RDO with a ful ... Read More »
Just as the title states anyone using x0 2x10 gripshift with xx derailleurs and are there any issues? I have searched and did not find any info stating one way or the other, I assume they would work as it is 10spd on both components. The only place I found anything was on the Sram website and they ... Read More »
I'm looking for a set for my first build and was wondering if SRAM has changed anything in the last few years on their X0 trigger shifters. I know they come in different colors but are they all the same internally through the years?
Also, I know it's highly unlikely, but is there a way for the X ... Read More »
I have a X0 crankset which i would like to go 1x10 with a Straitline Silent Guide. As the X0 crankset has a BCD of 80/120, I have a new crank spider from North Shore Billet 104 BCD on the way.
Question is, do i need to remove the inner chainring tabs to achieve a proper 1x10 chainlin ... Read More »
Bought a 36/22 X0 ringset with a bashguard. However, I removed the bashguard because I'm going to run a MRP 2x. It appears that the chainring bolts are too long. Should I go with a single speed bolt set?
Also, due to the bashguard the outer ring did not have an anti-jam pin. Is this going to be ... Read More »