Cranking out the value.
It's no secret that SRAM's revolutionary 1x11 drivetrain platform has risen to dominance in the world of mountain bikes. While it originally debuted at the top-end of the market, SRAM has thankfully trickled down 1x11 technology into more wallet-friendly groups, notably the X1 groupset. The SRAM X1 1000 BB30 crank you see here goes to show that the company is as dedicated to the everyday rider and weekend warrior as it is to the pros.
The X1 crankset comes in several versions, including the top-notch 1400 and the midrange 1200, but the 1000 is where you get the best bang for your buck. It doesn't get the hollow-forged arms of the 1400, and it uses a slightly heavier 6000-series aluminum for its arm material than the 7000-series used in the 1200, but all told, the 1000 crank gives up only 50 grams of weight compared to the lightest 1400. Mated to a forged aluminum spider, in fact, the X1 1000 is stiffer than most cranks on the market, even far more expensive competitors. Like the XX1 and X01 cranksets, the X1's X-SYNC chainrings — available in size from 30 to 38 teeth — feature a special alternating-offset tooth profile that "locks" the chain onto the ring to prevent dropping, even over the most abusive and bumpy terrain.
The SRAM X1 1000 BB30 Crankset is available in two arm lengths — 170mm and 175mm — and in the color Black. It is for use with BB30 or PF30 bottom bracket platforms only, not standard threaded bottom brackets, and it comes with a 32-tooth chainring.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
the hollow forged arms are noticeably stiffer underfoot than carbon for just a 44g penalty over X01.
Can i get a 30t instead of a 32t chain ring?