You can now run a 1 x 11 setup with hydraulic brakes using SRAM’s Apex 1 groupset and choose whether or not you want flat- or drop-bar shifting.
The long-cage rear derailleur ($74) will accept a 10- or 11-speed cassette with up to 42 teeth. The crankset offers ring sizes with 38, 40, 42 or 44 teeth, and 170, 172.5, and 175 mm crankarm lengths. The crankset is compatible with 130mm, 135mm and 142mm OLD frames. The GXP version is $116 and the BB30 version is $151.
Snag flat-bar shifers for $27 each or hydraulic brake levers with intergrated SRAM double-tap shifters for $199 (left) and $249 (right). The PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42 tooth cassette retails for $79. The PC-1110 chain rounds out the kit at $14.
SRAM Apex 1 should be available by June.
More information: sram.com