SRAM X1 1400 crankset - in brief £199.99

Affordable, advanced crankset

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SRAM’s latest X-series crankset makes its X-Sync chain security technology affordable. You get hollow forged alloy arms, a spline mounted 94mm BCD spider and an X-Sync chainring, with the whole lot only coming in 44g heavier than the pricier X01 carbon cranks.

The X-Sync teeth use a more complicated design than most narrow-wide alternatives, and performance is noticeably smoother and quieter as a result. You can retrofit twin- or triple-ring spiders if going single doesn’t work out. Remember to factor a GXP BB into the cost.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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