By Vernon Felton
When SRAM debuted their XX1 single-ring drivetrain, they made it clear from day one that XX1 wasn’t being targeted at any single group of riders. Sure, it made immediate sense to XC racers, but the allure of a less complicated drivetrain (and, potentially, one that results in fewer or no dropped chains) made just as much sense to riders who favor longer-travel bikes.
That’s what this clip is all about. Jerome Clementz, arguably the most modest and low-key racer on earth (who happens to have also dominated the enduro racing scene in Europe) has been riding XX1. Here’s what Clementz has to say about the group.