SRAM XX1 Crankset

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $298.99

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Product Description

The Sram XX1 is developed for maximum chain control, each tooth’s thickness is precisely CNC-machined to support the chain’s inner and outer links perfectly. Six available chain rings allow you to tune your gear range to match your terrain, wheel size and riding style. Each X-SYNC chain ring fits a single, universal spider allowing you to change rings without removing the light-weight carbon crank arm.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by VonFalkenhausen

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2014

Strengths:    Light, stiff, cheap, chain control

Weaknesses:    Developed creak, poor spider to crank interface.

Bottom Line:   
Maybe I missed an option to edit my previous review, but consider this an update. I am no longer running these cranks because they developed a creak. Looking into the source of the creak, I found it was coming from the spider-to-crank interface. When I pulled it all apart I was surprised at how sloppy the fit is without the 3 small bolts torqued down. This is a poor design, a creaking bike is super annoying and this design looks to make a creak inevitable. A lock-ring style interface would be better. Back to XTR cranks for me. M985 + Wolftooth ring works just as well, weighs less, looks better and no creaks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Von Falkenhausen

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2014

Strengths:    Light
Durable so far
Perfect chain control
Solid value

Weaknesses:    They look.... ok

Bottom Line:   
I got these on a Chainlove deal, so my value rating is very high, but they would still be a good deal at regular price. Other than the odd cosmetics and clear plastic scuff protection layer making them look kind of special, I really like these cranks. And the looks aren't really bad, they just aren't what I am used to since these are the first SRAM parts to sneak onto my bike since I bought a bike that came with X-Rays. These replaced my old XTR cranks, and feel just as solid and have been trouble free. The narrow-wide chainring is no longer a SRAM exclusive, but it works great. And being able to easily swap out chainrings is a nice touch.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jason

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2013

Strengths:    they look good, easy to change rings. cheap for what it is.

Weaknesses:    As with all sram carbon cranks, they scratch and chip very easy.
They also have totally stuffed up on the chainline. (I am running 168Q factor GXP on my Santacruz Tallboy C
the chain ring really needs to be about 5mm further inboard to get a better chainline on the 42 tooth.
As it is it is ligned up with a straight chain in about 7th gear.
At moment it is really extreme and you can see it wearing the front ring.

Bottom Line:   
Works ok.
pity they didn't get chainline correct
pity that the chainrings don't fit normal BCD's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2013

Strengths:    Light, it's a 1x set-up, clean looking

Weaknesses:    None yet. A little pricey, but a good crank is expensive.

Bottom Line:   
I have run a 1x set-up on my bikes for the past 3 or 4 years and have always needed a chain guide of some sort. With the unique alternating “wide tooth, narrow tooth” pattern of the XX1 chain ring I have not had a chain drop yet (about 200 miles of ride time) without a guide. Before I dropped the extra money for the XX1 rear derailleur, free-hub body, shifter and cassette I wanted to see if I could just use the XX1 crank with a standard rear cassette and derailleur. Works just fine.

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Favorite Trail:   Black Canyon Trail

Duration Product Used:   200 miles

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   No similar products available, but used mostly Surley chain rings and xtr cranks.

Bike Setup:   1x9, Sram 990 rear cassette, X-9 rear derailleur, 36t XX1 chain ring and XX1 crank

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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SRAM XX1 Powerlink is mounted backwards.....

....any concern? I just replaced my chain on my ride, and I just noticed I mounted the Powerlink with the arrow on the side plate pointing against the chain direction. It seems to function fine, I am just concerned it may create a problem down the road. The link seems to be symmetrical, so I ... Read More »

Giant cog killing chains- xx1 chain failure!

Just curious to know if any of you out there with giant cog conversions or xx1/xo1 are killing chains? It's no secret the bigger the cog, the higher the chain angle, the more lateral forces on the chain. Sram claims their xx1 chain is the strongest chain they make & I'm not so sure. My xx1 chain ... Read More »

xx1 for AM BIKE

I'm planning to upgrade my drivetrain to xx1. What do you think about the shifting and durability of the xx1?Read More »

Wolf Tooth/XX1 Conversion...ERMAHGERRRRRRRRD!!!!

Brown Santa showed up Friday afternoon, and about an hour and a half (and two Torpedo's) later, I had converted to my Wolf Tooth/XX1 setup. I mated a 32t WT ring to a 3x9 XT crank, swapped the driveshell in the King hub to the XD1 driver, and everything else was just a 1 for 1 swap. I will say t ... Read More »

Hope xx1/XD driver help

Hi, I'm trying to install a Hope xd freehub on my Hope pro2 EVO hub. I was able to remove the 9-10 driver with no issues, but can't seem to get the new XD freehub to seat, or click into place on the hub. Is it just a matter of using enough force to get it to seat, or am I missing something? Thank ... Read More »

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