There’s something almost magical about taking a drop bar bike on a crazy adventure. Like connecting a rolling highway to a gravel back road by riding through some old jeep tracks. Or, riding 20km to a dirt road that goes up a mountain where you take a couple of singletrack shortcuts to get to the top before bombing back down the other side and then pedaling 40km home on tar, that’s the kind of riding we’re talking about. And even if you take the fun of riding an incongruous bike out the equation on a mission like this, the fact remains: a drop bar bike with a mountain bike drivetrain is still the best tool for the job.
We hear your protests, “You can’t have a short business haircut with a fade on the sides and at the same time have a long waterfall of flowing locks in back and have people take you seriously.” To which we say, ‘You are correct. That’s exactly what we were going for.’
So when you want to do something that’s both a little bit country and simultaneously a little bit rock and roll, we recommend combining a pair of AXS drop bar levers with an Eagle AXS rear derailleur, Eagle chain, 10-52t Eagle cassette, and your choice of crankset to build the raddest drop bar bike on the block.
That’s right. Business up front and party in back. Ride it with pride.
Included in SRAM RIVAL / XO1 Mullet Groupset:
SRAM RIVAL ETAP AXS LEFT SHIFT/FRONT BRAKE FM 00.7018.443.004
SRAM RIVAL ETAP AXS RIGHT SHIFT/REAR BRAKE FM 00.7018.443.003
SRAM GX EAGLE AXS (R) DER 12SPD BLK (NO BATT/CHARGER) 00.7518.151.000
SRAM XG-1275 10-52 CASSETTE 00.2418.109.000
SRAM CHAIN PC-X01 EAGLE 12SPD CHAIN 00.2518.023.011
SRAM ROTOR 160mm CENTRELINE 2P CENTRELOCK ROTOR 00.5018.037.023 (2)
SRAM eTAP BATTERY (QTY 1) 00.3018.102.000
SRAM ETAP POWER CHARGER & CORD 00.3018.117.000