Better known for their chain guides, cockpit, and overall gravity-focus, e*thirteen is now setting its sights on slightly less-rugged affairs. Called XCX, the new line uses their decade of World Cup downhill experience to enhance your gravel or XC mountain bike. It features a host of cranks, chainrings, and cassettes with wide-range gearing to keep your bike light and shifting smooth.
e*thirteen XCX gravel and XC mountain bike components
e*thirteen is no stranger to getting dirty, though their focus has always been on big hits and heading (way) downhill. They’ve also pushed the envelope in terms of gearing, with affordable 12-speed upgrades, and the advent of the 9-tooth small cog.
While e*thirteen is far from abandoning gravity, they’re widening their product range to include XC and gravel, with the new XCX line. This includes 1x cranks and chainrings, along with all-new sizes of their popular wide range cassettes.
e*thirteen XCXr cranks
e*thirteen is coming out swinging, claiming that their new XCX Race crank sets are the lightest production cranks you can buy. They come as 1x only, use a 30mm spindle, and feature a self-extracting bolt. Just how light are they? Check the specs below for full details and comparison weights.
e*thirteen XCX chainrings and cassettes
Building on their existing line of wide-range cassettes that begin with a 9-tooth small cog, the new XCX Plus line adds additional sizes: 9-34, 9-39, and 9-42. All are 11-speed, with no mention yet of 12-speed compatibility.
Each new cassette uses a mix of ten steel cogs with one large aluminum cog, for a balance of wear resistance and light weight.
In the chainring department, the new XCX Ultralight line comes in several sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, and 42 teeth. They’re made with a 5mm offset for compatibility for 1x gravel or Boost MTB drivetrains.
9-34 and 9-39 cassettes are available now, with the 9-42 hitting shelves in June 2019. Both the XCX Race cranks and Ultralight chainrings are expected to be ready in July 2019. Check out more about these and more e*thirteen hotness at the link below.