Flattop technology is so much more than a distinctive look. It allows our 12-speed chain to be lighter, stronger and more durable than anything that came before. The Apex chain uses the same construction as the Rival and Force chains, with a polished grey finish.
- Flattop technology allows for a narrower chain with quieter operation and increased strength and durability
- Includes Flattop PowerLock
- Polished steel with grey finish
SRAM chain engineers developed PowerLock as a tool free, sure, and consistent way to connect our chains. While PL does not require special tools for install, the especially tight tolerances of 10- and 11-speed drivetrains mandate that each PowerLock is good for a one-time application only.
To enable X-Range gearing technology, we developed a narrower chain. The unique link shape of Flattop technology not only allowed for a wider gear range, but also results in quieter drivetrain operation and increased chain strength and durability.
Road bikes are faster and more capable than ever before, and riders are expanding what’s possible with drop bar bikes. X-Range is gearing for today’s road riding. We completely reimagined road gearing for wider range, more useful and smoother gear progression, as well as smarter shift settings—enabled by AXS. With X-Range, you’re always in the right gear.
|Compat - Speed (CN)
|Outer link finish
|Color - Outer link
|Inner link finish
|Color - Inner link
|Chain length (links)
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