Under Test: SRAM Apex 1 Components

If you’ve been itching to try SRAM’s 1x road components but were put off by the price, the Apex 1 group may just get you to ditch your front derailleur. Available in drop- and flat-bar versions, Apex 1 boasts a whopping 380% gear range. How does SRAM’s value-priced group stack up against the company’s costlier Rival 1 and Force 1 components?

Stay tuned…

3 thoughts on “Under Test: SRAM Apex 1 Components

  1. Ed Ng

    Just a tip for testing, in case you find the 380% range is not enough: the long-cage Apex 1 derailleur is more than happy to work with a Shimano XT 11-46 cassette! I run a similar setup now with a long-case Rival 1 derailleur, that cassette and a 44T absoluteBLACK narrow-wide oval ring.


    1. gravelbike Post author

      That’s good to know. Did you have to use a longer b-tension bolt or other mods/tweaks to clear the 46t cog?


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