Simplify your Cross Bike with a SRAM 1x ‘Hop Up’
SRAM Force 1 and Rival 1 are SRAM 1x's road and cyclocross drivetrains, is all about performance and simplicity. Force 1 is available as a whole groupset. But riders with existing SRAM Road drivetrains have another option – “hop up” their bikes to a 1X10 or 1X11 drivetrain.
Upgrading to Force 1 or Rival 1 on your existing SRAM-equipped cyclocross bike can be as simple as replacing your chainring and rear derailleur. We also recommend a fresh chain. The chainring and rear derailleur are compatible with both 10 and 11 speed SRAM shifters and chains, making for an easy way to hop up the technology on your current bike.
Force 1 X-SYNC™ Chainring
Force 1 X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur
What You Need
To hop up your current ride with a Force 1 X-SYNC™ Chainring and 1 X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur, your bike must have SRAM road shifters (any group level from any era, either 10 or 11 speed), and a crank with a 110 bolt-circle diameter (BCD). A crank currently running 46-36 rings most likely uses a 110 BCD, and the 1 X-SYNC™ chainring even comes with the spacers to compensate for your missing old inner ring. If you’re keeping your current cassette, that’s all you’ll need. We recommend installing a new chain for optimal performance, with a SRAM PC 1071 for 10-speed drivetrains or PC 1170 for 11-speed. No matter what, you will need to resize your chain. If you want to take advantage of a wider range cassette, you can run up to a SRAM Powerglide 1170 11-32 cassette with 11-speed or a massive 11-36 if using 10-speed. For extra weight savings and simplicity, you also can install the left SRAM Force 1 ErgoDynamic™ lever. The left lever has no shift paddle and weighs just 119 grams (for mechanical brakes).
SRAM PC 1071 for 10-speed drivetrains or PC 1170 for 11-speed
Optional: For weight savings and added simplicity, a SRAM Force CX1 ErgoDynamic™ lever (left)
For those running HydroR hydraulic road brakes, SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic Brake Lever (left)
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