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    Default Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    I tried googling this but I basically just find a bunch of mixed feedback. Does anyone know which, if any, SRAM drop bar levers / shifters would work with a first generation XX1 11-speed RD? I'm trying to piece a bike together with spare parts and wonder if I can use the older XX1 drivetrain I just pulled off my MTB, but this bike would have drops so I need new levers.

    Has anyone succeeded in an XX1 + Rival or Force pairing? If so, which levers/shifters did you use?

    To be clear, this is the drivetrain I have.

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    Default Re: Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    What cassette? 1x or 2x?

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    Default Re: Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    Science Behind the Magic | Drivetrain Compatibility – Art's SLO Cyclery

    That article seems fairly comprehensive. My understanding was that SRAM road and mtn groups diverged in cable pull with 11-speed and that seems to confirm it. Sounds like there was a CX-1 derailleur that played nice with road levers, but donít know if itíd work for a double.
     

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    Default Re: Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    11sp SRAM MTB moved to X-Actuation instead of the road Exact Actuation, so using the same RD with SRAM Road 2x11 shifters won't really work out of the box, so re-using your current group probably isn't in the cards if you want to do a mullet drivetrain unless you source a shiftmate or some other cable pull converter.
    See below:
    Road Shifters + MTB Derailleurs/Cassettes (Mullet Drivetrains) - BIKEPACKING.com

    However if you really want the wide range mullet setup the 10sp SRAM MTB RD's will work on the rear cassette fine with SRAM Road, and the 11sp MTB FD will also work with SRAM Road shifters.
    5+ Ways to Make a Super Wide Range 2 x 11 Speed Drop Bar Drivetrain – Only 1 With an Adapter! – Two Wheel Lifestyle
     

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    Default Re: Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin@BlackOakVelo View Post
    What cassette? 1x or 2x?
    1X

    Thanks 32x20 and yinzerniner, looks like it isn't worth the hassle. Better off tracking down something used to keep it inexpensive.

    PS: Justin, love your bike builds!
     

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    Default Re: Drop shifters / levers with a first gen XX1 RD? Force? Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by heybusti View Post
    1X

    Thanks 32x20 and yinzerniner, looks like it isn't worth the hassle. Better off tracking down something used to keep it inexpensive.

    PS: Justin, love your bike builds!
    Bike for the levees? You're going to want the 2x to get up and over the Rickenbacker.
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