Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo
This is one sweet ride.
Anyone read the write up in MBA about SRAM's XX groupo? The 36 tooth cassette is beeauutiful! It takes 9 hours to machine. $3400 is ummm slightly steep for a drivetrain. Still schweeeet!
its 340 bucks just for the rear cassette...
interestingly you can run your current XO(or x9, or even X7 for the matter) derail as 10 speed with a either drop bar SRAM shifters, modifiied grip shifters, or Double tab flat bar road shifters and you have to change out to pulleys from a 10 speed rear derail. since only the new XX rear cassette offers any reason to do so though for most MTB applications this a little know fact. I imagine SRAM will start to sell in house modified grip shifter and XO level 10 speed stuff soon enough. I see the market for the 11-36 cassette but not at 340 bucks a piece.
Remember the indexing is in the shifters not in the derail which means that the rear derails doesnt 'know" or 'care" that its 7,8,9,10 or 11 speed.