We have been running 1 x systems for years. They are simpler, lighter, run smoother and have less to go wrong on them. Together with a narrow/wide front chainring they also very rarely drop a chain. The cheapest way to get rid of your front derailleur was to just get a 1 up big cog on the back, but you were still limiting yourself to a 1 x 10 system. The SRAM 1 X 11 systems were always the best way to go but until now they were quite expensive. As such we are super excited to see SRAM have just release their cheapest 1 x 11 system yet!
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