SRAM Apex 1 11-speed Rear Derailleur

Item number: 48742
Apex 1 11-speed Rear Derailleur - black/long
Apex 1 11-speed Rear Derailleur - black/long
Apex 1 11-speed Rear Derailleur - black/long
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The SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain offers an optimal gear range and allows for easy shifting - so you can just start riding. The Apex 1 rear derailleur makes this ratio range a reality and ensures smooth, clean shifting thanks to SRAM's X-Horizon™ geometry and Roller Bearing Clutch™.
Let's go: Apex 1 will get you there.

Technical Information:

Series: Apex
Gearing: 11
Outer Cage Plate Material: aluminium
Inner Cage Plate Material: steel
Derailleur Pulleys/Bearings: derailleur pulley/bearings with sealed bearing cups
Cage Size: long
Capacity (max.): 42 teeth
Technology: Cage Lock™, Exact Actuation™, Roller Bearing Clutch ™, X-Horizon™, X-Sync™


- long cage for 11-42 cassette
- thanks to CageLock™ technology, removing and installing the rear wheel is easier than ever before
- compatible with SRAM 1x10 and 1x11 drivetrains
- equipped with Roller Bearing Clutch™
- X-Horizon™ design reduces shifting force and eliminates " ghost shifting" and chain slap
- due to the large offset of the upper derailleur pulley, the chain distance is automatically regulated
- with sealed cartridge bearings


Cage Lock™:
Due to the Cage Lock™ Technology in the rear derailleur, removing and fitting the rear wheel and chain is quicker and easier than ever before. Simply push the cage forward (to release the chain tension) and lock it.

Exact Actuation™:
For the first introduction of its road bike technologies, SRAM has once again relied on the proven SRAM MTB 1:1 gear ratio (shift cable travel : rear derailleur movement). Exact Actuation™ helps to achieve a simpler and more stable balance between the design of the rear derailleur suspension, tight cog spacing and exact cable tension. The result: a shifting system that is child's play to operate.

Roller Bearing Clutch™:
Roller Bearing Clutch™ rear derailleurs offer maximum drivetrain stability - even on gruelling and highly-demanding terrain. Roller-Bearing Clutch™ technology puts an end to wobbly rear derailleurs and chain slap without sacrificing precision.

The parallelogram design of the X-Horizon™ rear derailleur limits movement along the horizontal axis, eliminating ghost shifting and reducing the force required for shifting. The large offset of the upper shifting roller ensures a constant chain distance in every gear for faster and more precise shifting.

X-Sync™ 1x chainrings by SRAM provides the highest performance and durability. Long SRAM X-Sync™ tooth edges grip the chain at a higher rate than standard triangular teeth. The sharp and narrow tooth profile and the rounded bevelled edges support the chain guide. To guarantee the best possible performance on muddy terrain, X-Sync™ chainrings have recesses for the inner chain links and rollers to remove dirt and mud. German-made X-Sync™ chainrings are an important part of SRAM 1x drivetrains.

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- 1 x SRAM Apex rear derailleur


  • black/long, in stock

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by Stefan B.  on 04.03.2018
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Günstiges Schaltwerk. Funktioniert einwandfrei an meine Salsa Fargo. Super für den Preis.

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