3 new groupsets: Sram Force 1, Sram GX and Shimano XT8000

Sram is trying and showing their new groupset Force 1 which also seems to be available as Rival 1. The 1 stands for 1×11:

For a gravelbike, sure. But for a roadbike I would like tighter and more steps, like today.

But Sram is also coming with an even cheaper 1×11 drivetrain for mtb now called Sram GX:

Don’t really know the new things is except it should be heavier and cheaper. But the train Sram also jumps on now is more chainrings on the front, or the possibility to choose. GX is available as a 2×11 drivetrain as well:

for use with the 10-42 cassette. More info here: Pinkbike

And then, maybe the biggest news. Sram now got 4 1×11 drivetrain while Shimano only got XTR. But here it is:

Shimano XT8000:

Available as 1×11, 2×11 and even 3×11. XTR9000 a bit cheaper and way more black. So bigger cassette, bigger platform on the new pedals and wider rims as the big news (and the extra gear).

XT8000 also got 2 cassette optiions. 11-40 or a little bigger 11-42:

More info here: Pinkbike

new Sram X.0 brakes

The existing X.0 brake with pad in contact adjustment is claimed to be 333g (front 160, PM) And is possible to tune some ;). Now they are getting rid of the pad in contact adjustment (anyone use it?)and saving som weight Sram XX World Cup style. 315g for the new:

And then the bigger news. Like they come with a new clutch Type 2 rear derailleur they now introduce X.0 Trail brake. A beefier brake with 4 pistons in a size a little smaller than Avid Code:

On the Trail brake they will continue to have the pad in contact adjustment on the lever:

And they also come with a new HS1 rotor. size 170 so you don’t have to choose just between 140, 160, 180 and 200 😉 The world of choices get’s bigger and more complicated. But maybe it’s good for us XCriders too. If someone wants a 180 in front they now can choose 170 instead. Stiffer, not as easy to smash and better looking if you ask me.

And to the last a great news. The new X.0 calipers (both normal and Trail) get rid of the tri-align. So straight on mount 😀