SRAM firmly believe that advancement means delivering everything you need ... and nothing you don’t. That's why they're so confident you'll love everything about the SRAM Force 1 Crankset, especially their X-SYNC wide-tooth/narrow-tooth chainring technology designed in Germany to provide maximum chain control and highly-competent chain retention which is, of course, especially crucial in Cyclocross. The distinctly tall, squared-off tooth shape is actually able to catch the chain earlier in the pedal rotation than standard, triangular teeth, thus improving chain stability and retention.
The SRAM Force1 Crankset brings to Cyclocross a game-changing upgrade in performance and reliability by combining the durability, simplicity, and efficiency of SRAM’s Force 22 Road model combined with X-SYNC™ (their increasingly popular MTB 1x technology). It should be noted that this particular Force 1 Crankset features a single-ring drivetrain for simplified functionality and operates on a 42 teeth chainring but does not come with a Bottom Bracket included. It is best suited to 11-speed systems, has a Bolt Circle Diameter of 110mm and an overall length of 172.5mm. The crank arms in this set are fashioned from light, stiff, unidirectional carbon fibre for swift, efficient power transfer and snappy responsiveness as well as added durability. To put it simply, SRAM Force 1 is the riding experience you've been longing for, your whole life.
• GXP’s Gutter Seal design cuts friction and weight thereby improving both feel and performance.
• 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 in addition to the rounded chamfer edges helps to manage a deflected chain and support the chain guide with the resulting outcome being seen to provide maximum chain control and greater incidence of keeping the chain on the chain ring. 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.