Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    123

    Sram apex 1 hydraulic brakes weights?

    Hi, new to all of this and i have been learning about groupsets in an attempt to shed some weight off of my (size small) 2018 giant tcx advanced sx bike (carbon frame and sram apex 1 groupset) which comes in at 21lbs with basic schimano clip on pedals, 2 plastic bottle holders, and a bit of dirt.

    Anyway, i was comparing numbers across the apex1/rival1/force1/red groupsets and figured that, cost aside, a red crank and a force 1 10-42 casette was good for about 1lb weight loss.

    I am also looking to do wheels/tubeless as that is good for at least 2 lbs (oem wheels are 2600g).

    Anyway... in my comparison, the hydraulic brake components in the apex 1 were a good deal lighter than the other groupsets! This made no sense to me. Apex 1 vs force 1 shifters (and presumable calipers) are listed as about 100g heavier per side for the force 1 combo. It just makes no sense to me. Is the apex stuff lighter because of smaller calipers (the discs look larger), or are weights of the apec hydraulic brakes lower because components are not included in those weights?

    They work fine, and if they are indeed lighter, i will happily take the savings... but just curious.

    Any help is appreceated.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    170
    I found this chart after reading your post.

    https://www.totalcycling.com/en/Comp...ghts/cc-8.aspx

    I have all three Apex 1, Rival 1, and Force 1. Force brakes and shifting is noticeably better than the others, but it better be with the increase cost! I can't tell a difference between the Rival and Apex. Both work flawlessly. The link above does show weight differences among the three. I can't imagine Apex being lighter than Force. Nobody would purchase the high end stuff if that was the case! When my Rival and Apex stuff wears out (if it ever does), I'll replace with Force.




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Santa Cruz Tallboy 2
    Cannondale CAAD12
    Niner RLT9
    Salsa Fargo 27.5+
    2018 Niner SIR9 27.5+

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    123
    Yeah, i saw that chart and a few others. I was on the sram website comparing the current apex 1 / rival 1 / force 1 and the weights on the hydraulic brakes were what they were. I also have a hard time thinkig it is right... thus my post.

Similar Threads

  1. Showroom Weights vs Actual Weights
    By Richardwyngaard in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-24-2017, 06:32 AM
  2. XTR Trail brakes vs SRAM Level Ultimate weights
    By jabrabu in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-18-2016, 06:00 PM
  3. XX1 Mini-Review & Weights, XTR Weights, Race Face Next Crank Weight
    By brentos in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-31-2012, 05:03 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-03-2012, 11:59 AM
  5. Hub weights...Syncros, wtb, Hope pro 2 Evo weights
    By RTM in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-26-2012, 06:44 PM

Members who have read this thread: 6

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •