SRAMX1 Chain - 11-Speed

Turn it up. Don’t break the bank.

Going to eleven is rad; SRAM’s 11-speed mountain bike drivetrains are popular for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is their near-inability to drop a chain. However, until the release of the X1 group, getting a SRAM 11-speed drivetrain required a bit of financial finagling. Not so any more, and this X1 Chain is a perfect example. It lacks the Hard Chrome treatment of the XX1 chain, but functions at a similar level. .

  • 11-speed-specific
  • Designed for use with SRAM’s X-SYNC narrow-wide chainrings
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great chain and great price too!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It does what a good chain should do hahahaha! Keeps my wheels cranking. Feels solid and was easy to cut down to size and install. If you need an 11 speed chain this is the one to get. Maybe not the lightest chain out there, but if you take care of it it will last you a long time!

Great price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great chain, its durable, light weight, works great.

Needed a chain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

And this on is awesome and works great!

Great n' cheap

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super awesome chain that gets the job done and keeps the price low. NO complaints.

Good, simple chain

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Nothing to complain about, just works as a nice good new chain should!


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's a high-wear item. Don't spend a ton of money on a chain. Get one that is good enough, and move on

X1 11spd chain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Does what a chain needs to do! great replacement chain for a solid price! The quick link makes it easy to install on or off.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Unless you're chasing grams, skip the fancier hollow pin chains. These do the job nicely.

You'll Need This

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've logged about 400 miles on this chain and with routine maintenance and care she'll continue to perform for you.

Occasionally, I will notice some squeaking from the chain and cassette, but after a nice wash a solid lubrication session this chain is built to last.

I tend to go through a couple chains per season, but depending on how often you ride you may be looking at sticking with one or going with three. Always more affordable to replace your chain than your whole drive train.

Durable, essential and affordable.

You'll Need This

gold chain around my cog?

    rad chain, durable, good price


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    SRAM’s GX component group is no slouch. Sure, it may not be as light and loaded with Carbon this and Titanium that, like SRAM’s XX1 and XO1 group, but if you are after a 1X Shifting group that just plain works and does not break the bank, then this is for you. Functionally you would be hard pressed to discern the difference between the GX and the XX1 in a blind test, weight is another story though, especially with the cassette being a pinned steel cassette, rather than the alloy work of art that is the XO1 and XX1 cassette.

    Its a good chain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Solid chain. Is it as high tech as some others? No. Will it get the job done? yes. Installation and everything is a breeze, and lasts long too.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Can't beat the value for the price point. Sure, its not the lightest, but why spend triple the price on a few grams. Go ride your bike.

    Great chain at a great price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Super solid chain. There are lighter chains out there, but the performance on this is great.

    Keep on pedaling!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As it has been stated, this chain is reliable, awesome, and way more affordable than its shiny XX1 brother. I am a fan of the stealth look of this chain and most certainly its price!

    Can't go wrong with this chain as it is everything you need and nothing you don't. Save you pennies and get one today!

    Love the Powerlink

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Powerlink isn't new. It has been around for a long long time. However, for some reason Shimano has yet to adapt it. Why? Not sure. They enjoy living in the past I suppose.

    This chain shifts well, is durable, and comes with a Powerlink. This allows you to remove your chain easily so you can clean your chain and bike, or perform maintenance. I highly doubt you will regret buying this chain.

    XX1 Performance, better price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this chain to replace my old XX1 chain that finally broke while climbing Puke Hill on the Wasatch Crest trail. I've been using it for a few weeks now and the performance is identical to the XX1 chain as far as I can tell. The only difference is that the XX1 chain is lighter and has a special coating to increase durability.

    This X1 chain has performed quite well for me so far, flawless shifting as long you have your shifting adjusted properly.

    My philosophy with bike parts is usually to go with the most affordable replacement that will still get the job done and this X1 chain has not disappointed. Just be sure to keep it clean and lubricated.

    Cheap enough to buy 12.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    ... And quality enough to give them away as Christmas gifts. Yes, really. Who doesn't need a new chain? Especially one that keeps a bike moving for so long? Regular maintenance is required, but if you're a clean-bike nut, this chain will last for a very long time.


      Great price to keep my 11speed going. I did get a chain soaked with rain, mud and clay on a wilderness Utah ride—a couple days later when I finally got to cleaning/servicing the bike, the chain was a lost cause—a rusted mess. But, for the reasonable cost, I’ve just replaced it and keep an extra on hand. I have experience with the high dollar wippermans etc when riding in the midwest., They may survive muck and poorly timed cleaning better than this X1 chain but living in the desert west now, I think I’ll take my chances with the X1