SRAM has announced the new X01 DH and GX DH group sets.
The X01 DH delivers “quicker shifting, smarter gear steps and more precise chain management”, SRAM said. It has a ‘precise and dependable’ seven-speed DH drivetrain.
X01 DH X-SYNC crankset
Engineered for the ‘most ultimate, most aggressive’ downhill rides, the X01 DH crankset, now with DUB technology, has “proven itself in World Cup and World Championship racing”. SRAM X-SYNC 2 1x delivers ‘top chain retention’ in rough terrain, and features DUB technology for ‘strong, stiff, lightweight’ performance. A new abrasion guard prevents rub and keeps the crank arm pristine.
FC-X0-1DH-B1 | MSRP: $383, €418*, £373* (*includes VAT)
XG-795 Mini Block cassette
SRAM optimised gear steps specifically for downhill riding by making the Mini Block seven-speed cassette with ten to 24 gearing with two-tooth steps. This setup eliminates the need for double and triple shifts, SRAM said, and due to its compact design, it’s also ‘ultralight’. It is compatible with all SRAM 11-speed chains and any XD wheel.
CS-XG-795-A1 | MSRP: $282, €302*, £270* (*includes VAT)
X01 DH X-Horizon rear derailleur
Engineered to maintain consistent chain gap across all seven gears, X-Horizon delivers ‘faster shifting and reduced shift force while eliminating vertical movement and ghost shifting’. With the Type-3 Roller Bearing Clutch, users get the ‘very best’ in chain management. Short or medium cage length fits the chainstay, and it’s built ‘high and tight’ to steer clear of the trail. Cage Lock makes wheel changes ‘simple and quick’. Pair with X01 DH seven-speed shifter for full X-Actuation technology.
RD-X0-1DH-A3 | MSRP: $252, €276*, £246* (*includes VAT)
X01 DH X-Actuation trigger shifter
The X01 DH trigger shifter is built for two things: precision and dependability. Zero loss engages the cables instantly, for nanosecond shifts. An adjustable thumb paddle allows for personalisation, and the aluminium cover and forged aluminium pull lever create the strength and durability to conquer the ‘toughest’ terrain. The thumb paddle is adjustable up to 30 degrees and the shifter is MatchMaker X compatible for a tidy cockpit and features a discrete clamp included to optimise setup.
SL-X0-DH-A2 | MSRP: $138, €150*, £134* (*includes VAT)
GX DH incorporates technologies from the X01 DH drivetrain into a more ‘approachable’ package. SRAM said: “We focused on what matters most and cut zero corners, so this workhorse won’t slow down your ride — or lighten your wallet.”
Descendant DH Crankset
The Descendant DH with an aluminium crank is ‘robust, dependable and rock solid’, and SRAM said it pairs ‘strategic weight savings with reliability burliness’.
FC-DESC-DH-B1 | MSRP: $164, €176*, £158* (*includes VAT)
The GX DH cassette was built with one purpose, quality of gravity riding, SRAM said. It’s a downhill-optimized seven-speed cassette. A compact design allows more spoke clearance and saves grams, and dedicated to gravity, this SRAM 1x cassette is ‘focused, value-priced and performance-driven’. It is compatible with wheels with splined eight/nine/ten-speed driver bodies and SRAM 11-speed chains.
CS-PG-720-A1 | MSRP: $31, €37*, £33* (*includes VAT)
GX DH 1x X-Horizon rear derailleur
SRAM’s engineers designed the GX DH 1x X-Horizon to be ‘reliable, precise and incredibly easy to shift’. It is fully compatible with the SRAM X01 DH drivetrain, the Cage Lock makes wheel changes simple and quick, and Short or medium cage length fits the chainstay.
RD-GX-1DH-A3 | MSRP: $112, €126*, £113* (*includes VAT)
GX DH X-Actuation trigger shifter
The GX DH trigger shifter was designed and engineered by SRAM in Germany. It is MatchMaker X compatible for a tidy cockpit and is fully compatible with the SRAM X01 DH drivetrain.
SL-GX-DH-A2 | MSRP: $46, €50*, £45* (*includes VAT)