SRAM XX1 groupset – Best bikes and gear of 2012

The new SRAM XX1 groupset doesn’t just introduce 11-speed shifting to mountain bikes, it also does away with the need for a front mech or chain device. That means it’s lighter, quieter and neater than a tradition double or triple setup – surely that alone is enough to justify its place on our ‘Best bikes and gear of 2012’ wishlist? The fact it works so well just sweetens the deal.

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RRP: US$1,449 / £1,010

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