SRAM's Force 1 Rear Derailleur takes the latest technology for the SRAM 1x mountain line and makes it compatible with SRAM road groups. SRAM Force 1 Rear Derailleurs feature an updated Type 3.0 roller clutch to minimize chain slack and reduce dropped chains over rough, uneven gravel roads.
SRAM Force 1 Rear Derailleurs come in 3 cage lengths depending on the gearing needs of your bike and can handle cassettes up to 42t in the long cage version. SRAM does offer a gearing guide to help you determine what gearing will work best for your style of riding. The cage length will determine what size cassette you can run and the max cassette sizes are as follows
Short Cage: 28t
Medium Cage: 36t
Long Cage: 42t
The unique shape of the SRAM Force 1''s body along with the Type 3.0 clutch make it compatible with 1x drivetrains only. SRAM designs the Force 1 Rear Derailleur to work with an Exact Actuation shifters (SRAM Road 10/11-speed and SRAM 10-speed Mountain) allowing you to run 1x10 or 1x11-speed setups. The SRAM Force 1 Rear Derailleur is not compatible with SRAM 11/12-speed mountain 1x shifters that use the X-Actuation cable pull.
Updated Type 3.0 clutch
X-SYNC 12t pulley
271g (long cage)
Shimano / SRAM 10, Shimano / SRAM 11
Chain Wrap Capacity
18t, 26t, 32t
28t, 36t, 42t
Rear Shifter Compatibility
SRAM Exact Actuation
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asked by: golden1retriever Hi - what SRAM MTB, 10 speed, handlebar shifters would be available for this rear derailleur?
anwered by: canteau Any of the SRAM 10-speed mountain shifters will work (XX, X0,X9, X7...) however it will only work with 10-speed cassettes when using a 10-speed shifter. SRAM does make a SL700 flat bar shifter, if you want to use this derailleur with an 11-speed cassette and flat bar.
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