The XX1 chain comes from a long line of tough, light-weight chains from SRAM. When every bit of torque counts, you can count on it to deliver.


Hard Chrome - The SRAM Hard Chrome chain has four times the elongation (wear) resistance to our other chains. This is due to the new finishing process on the inner links and rollers. Push pin strength and ultimate strength are equivalent to our current chains. The Hard Chrome chain lasts longer and is just as strong.

HollowPin - We employ HollowPin construction on all SRAM top of the line PowerChains. HP yields plate retention strength, front and rear shifting efficiency, and low weight benchmarks unreachable in solid pin chain applications.

X-Sync - SRAM X-Sync 1x chain rings provide the highest level of performance and durability. The SRAM X-SYNC tall square teeth edges engage the chain earlier than traditional triangle shaped teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile, as well as rounded chamfer edges, help manage a deflected chain. To provide the best possible performance in muddy conditions, the X-SYNC chain rings have been designed with mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers. Engineered in Germany, X-SYNC rings are an integral part of the SRAM 1x drivetrain.


SRAM 1x specific chain

Hard Chrome technology for maximum strength and wear resistance for improved chain life

PowerLock connecting link


Technology Highlight(s): X-sync, Hard Chrome, Hollowpin

Closing Link: Powerlock Tool-less Connecting Link

Weight: 252g

Rivet Type: Hollowpin

Recommended Group: SRAM Xx1, Sram X01

Speeds: 11-Speed

Compatibility: SRAM 1x


Bike Magazine

Tested: Ten Months On SRAM XX1

"In conclusion, it’s still the same old drivetrain system we have had since the late 1800s, but XX1 is its biggest evolutionary step forward in a long time. It is simple, silent, reliable and rather resilient to real world use. All things you don’t normally expect from a boutique drivetrain. In short, I would find it hard to go back to anything else now.” View Article

by Seb Kemp,, December 1, 2013
Enduro MTB

SRAM 1x11 drivetrain | long-term test | Enduro Magazine

The German Enduro Magazine published a long-term test about the SRAM 1x11 drivetrain. With each of these group sets having ticked off several thousand kilometers on their test fleet, they thought it was time to see how they were faring. The 1x11 drivetrains have been out on all terrains for serious testing - from the Bavarian mountains to the flowing trails around Stuttgart, and not forgetting the filthy wet lines of Scotland. View Article

by Christoph Bayer,, September 24, 2015

Huffington Post

SRAM RISE 60, XX1 Quarq, Guide Ultimate with RockShox RS-1 featured on Huffington Post

Huffington Post's Max Gladwell recently completed the Point-to-Point 80-mile Singletrack race in Utah focused on reviewing the new SRAM RISE 60 Wheels, SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes, SRAM XX1 Quarq equipped drive train and RockShox RS-1. In nearly 8 hours of non-stop racing that descends and ascends over 10,000 feet ranging from 7k to almost 10k feet he gave much praise to our products for getting him through. View Article

by Max Gladwell,, September 21, 2015

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