SRAM Rival® 1 Rear Derailleur

The SRAM Rival® 1 X-HORIZON™ rear derailleur is engineered for smooth, reliable shifting action—from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels. By eliminating unwanted chain movement, X-HORIZON™ shifts faster, puts an end to ghost shifting and reduces shift force and chain slap. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.

  • X-HORIZON™ design reduces shift force while eliminating ghost shifting and chain slap 12-tooth X-SYNC™ pulley wheels
  • Large upper pulley offset automatically adjusts chain gap
  • Sealed cartridge bearings aluminum cage
  • Technologies: X-HORIZON™, EXACT ACTUATION™, X-SYNC™, ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™, CAGE LOCK™
  • Medium cage: 11-26 through 11-36 cassettes(269g)
  • Long cage: 10-42 cassette

Do you have questions about gearing choices for SRAM 1x? Click here to download our SRAM 1x Road guide.

 

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Specs

Specifications for SRAM Rival® 1 Rear Derailleur

Speeds11-speed
Weight269g – medium cage
ColorsBlack
Outer CageAluminum
Compatibility10 or 11-speed 1x road systems
Inner CageAluminum
BearingsSealed cartridge
Cage SizesMedium 11-26 through 11-36, and Long 10-42
Pulleys12-Tooth X-SYNC™
PullExact Actuation™
Technology Highlight(s)X-HORIZON™, CAGE LOCK™

Technology

CAGE LOCK™

With CAGE LOCK™ technology in the rear derailleur, wheel removal and installation—as well as chain installation—becomes faster and simpler. Just pushing the cage forward to create slack and lock it into place.

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EXACT ACTUATION™

When we launched our road technology from scratch we reapplied our MTB proven SRAM 1:1 actuation ratio (shifter cable travel : derailleur movement) for 10 speed rear shifting. EA helps to simplify/stabilize the uneasy act of balancing rear derailleur hanger design, tight cog spacing and exact cable tension. The result: the easiest index shifting system to set up and it stays that way.

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ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™

ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ rear derailleurs deliver maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. With ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology, derailleur bounce and chain slap are eliminated without sacrificing precision.

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X-HORIZON™

The X-HORIZON™ rear derailleur’s ‘straight parallelogram’ design limits all movement to the horizontal axis, which makes ghost shifting impossible while also reducing shift force. For quicker, more exact shifting, the large upper pulley offset design maintains a constant chain gap across all gears.

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X-SYNC™

SRAM X-SYNC™ 1x chain rings provide the highest level of performance and durability. The SRAM X-SYNC™ tall square teeth edges engage the chain earlier than traditional triangle shaped teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile, as well as rounded chamfer edges, help manage a deflected chain. To provide the best possible performance in muddy conditions, the X-SYNC™ chain rings have been designed with mud-clearing recesses for the inner chain links and rollers. Engineered in Germany, X-SYNC™ rings are an integral part of the SRAM 1x™ drivetrain.

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Documents Available for SRAM Rival® 1 Rear Derailleur

See more documents available for SRAM Road products.


SRAM Warranty (2.19 MB, PDF) - 28 Pages

Languages covered: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT, JA, ZH, PL, DA, CS, EL, RO, FI, SV, GA, BG, MT, SK, SL, HU, ET, LV, LT, KO, RU
Updated June 16, 2015

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Reviews

Industry Reviews

Reviews
SRAM LAUNCHES 1X FOR ROAD

"Sram's 1x Revolution Reaches the Road"

by Calvin Rowaan, The Wannabe Racer, April 22, 2015
SRAM Rival 1 & Zipp Tangente Speed "Best Cycling Components 2015/16"

SRAM Rival 1:

"SRAM's Rival 1 groupset offers shifting simplicity, a usable range of gears, powerful disc brakes and secure chain retention. It has no direct rival from Shimano or Campagnolo, although home-brewed single-ring drivetrains have been popular in some areas of cycling for a few years now, but SRAM brings plenty of technology to the table that makes it easy to ditch the front mech and go 1x11. It's not for everyone, but there are many cyclists and applications that this new groupset would be ideal for.”

 

Zipp Tangente Speed 25mm:

"Zipp doesn’t just makes wheels, it also produces tyres. It updated its offerings in 2015 and the Tangente Speed, a race-day tyres with 25mm version weighing just 196g, providing a very responsive and fast rolling performance, ideal for racing and Sunday best bikes."

 

by David Arthur, road.cc, January 15, 2016
SRAM Rival 1 HRD "I can truly recommend it to anyone..."

Greg Radziwonowski (Bike/Tour, Poland) has tested our SRAM Rival 1 HRD groupset over 1,000km and under tough conditions. Greg who rides 1x and Disc brakes on his MTB bikes for many years, loves 1x and Disc brakes for road and off road applications.

 

“My Trek Crockett went through snow, mud, rain and over dry roads. It was showered with pressure washer, like after local cx race. When I think about those 1000km in such severe conditions, I am surprised it didn't fail, not even once. I've never dropped a chain.”

by Greg Radziwonowski , Bike/Tour Poland, February 21, 2016