SRAM's new X-SYNC chain profile generated quite a bit of buzz when it was introduced, and for good reason. If you've been wondering what all the fuss is about, take a chance on change and add the X-SYNC Direct Mount Chainring to your one-by arsenal. The practicality of X-SYNC's easy interchangeability cannot be overstated; if your next XC race is full of flat, fast laps, but you decide to try out a weekly race series at your hometown ski mountain, the ability to swap out your chainrings for the most appropriate gear range is incredibly useful. You'll be able to do that with X-SYNC, and you'll also gain a chainring with tall, squared teeth that grip your chain with precision while shedding mud and debris quickly on rougher trails. An aluminum spider anchors the entire design, reinforcing it for spill-proof durability without an sacrificing its low weight.