What can I say, it’s just bigger, stiffer and better than other things. Big cassette that is bigger than everything else:
Rear derailleur that makes Shimanos Shadow Plus like feel stiff as a 28mm SIDfork:
Twisters that can shift more gears with one twist than any Shimano, Campagnolo or Sram shifter:
Including grips heavier than all grips you want, to heavy and won’t be used on my bike:
The chain isn’t so special yet, should be stiffer sideways compared with a 10-speed but nothing spectacular in it’s box:
It’s like a product from Apple. It doesn’t got everything and not best for everything but at what it does it’s best, it’s cool, got tight packages and just mentioning the brand makes you like it. Marketing and delivering a complete package.
Hopefully I will get my crankset too before the weekend, we’ll see. Until then you can watch this and think about how big the XX1 cassette is in real: